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Dennis Hull
Dennis Hull
Left Wing
(HUHL)
Number: 19
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 19, 1944
Birthplace: Pointe Anne, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago for the Red Wings' fourth-round choice (Carey Wilson) in the 1980 entry draft on December 2, 1977.
As Dennis Hull once put it himself, he played three seasons of mediocre junior hockey with St. Catharines of the OHA and one final campaign that was not mediocre. While rooming with his high school buddy, Fred Stanfield, Hull put up very solid offensive numbers, just in time to make the transition to the NHL with the Blackhawks.

In the early going, he had to contend with his older brother Bobby's reputation as much as he did with the opposition. The two were compared endlessly with Dennis coming out on the short end. In his second year in the Windy City, Dennis was dispatched to play 40 games with the St. Louis Braves of the CHL. According to Hull, they were among the toughest games he ever had to play. It seems that many a minor leaguer figured that maiming a Hull might be just the right ticket to make the NHL.

He survived the attacks, however, and made his return to the Blackhawks in 1966-67. From that point onwards, he held a secure job at the NHL level. His offensive numbers became increasingly solid as many began to wonder who had the hardest slapshot, brother Bobby or perhaps Dennis. The consensus seems to ride with the latter of the two siblings. It is also thought that by the time Dennis had matured as a major leaguer, he would have been considered a star on most other teams across the league. But in Chicago, there was that huge shadow cast by "The Golden Jet."

Along the way, Hull eventually settled onto a line with Pit Martin and Jim Pappin. The trio gelled together as a finely balanced unit that could score goals and play great defense. In 1972, Hull got the nod to join Team Canada for the Summit Series against the Soviet Union. The experience counts among the highest points of his career, particularly considering that the Stanley Cup eluded his and his team's grasp for so many seasons when it appeared to be within reach.

Hull remained a fixture with the Hawks until 1977. It was at that time that family friend Ted Lindsay, then the GM of the Detroit Red Wings, asked Hull to jump to the Motor City. He did just that, playing one final campaign before retiring in 1978.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59