On March 12, 1966, Blackhawks great Bobby Hull became the first player in NHL history to score more than 50 goals in a season. The Hawks were playing the Rangers at Chicago Stadium, when Hull scored his 51st of the year with one of his signature slapshots. Hull broke the all-time season scoring record that he had previously tied in 1962. Montreal’s Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion had scored 50 goals previously in 1945 and 1961 respectively. Bobby Hull finished the 1966 season with 54 goals, and won his second consecutive Hart Trophy.

Hull is a legend in Chicago, where he helped win the 1961 Stanley Cup, and had his famous No. 9 retired. Hull was nominated to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983. In his illustrious career, Hull scored 610 goals and had 1,170 points in 17 seasons in the NHL.


#8 coming tomorrow…