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Brett Hull Biography

Hall of Fame former National Hockey League (NHL) player
Pro to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"

“Sure it’s a sport. People don’t understand what it takes to be an elite athlete in any sport. To me the mental preparation and toughness in golf blows away what it takes in any sport. Just because golfers don’t wear running shoes and don’t run down the fairway doesn’t mean they aren’t athletes.”

Peter McCleery, “Are Golfers Really Athletes?,” Golf Digest, May 2, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Vice President, Alternate Govenor, Dallas Stars (NHL team), 2007-present
  • Co-owner, St. Louis Bandits (NAHL Junior team)
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Co-general manager, Dallas Stars, 2007-2009
  • Various front office positions, Dallas Stars, 2005-2007
  • In-studio analyst, NBC’s NHL Game of the Week, 2005-2006
  • Hockey player, Phoenix Coyotes, 2003-2005
  • Hockey player, Detroit Red Wings, 2001-2003
  • Member, US Olympic hockey team, 2002
  • Member, Stanley Cup winning team (Detroit Red Wings), 2002
  • Hockey player, Dallas Stars, 1998-2001
  • Member, Stanley Cup winning team (Dallas Stars), 1999
  • Hockey player, St. Louis Blues, 1988-1998
  • Hockey player, Calgary Flames, 1986-1988
  • BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1986
  • Born Aug. 9, 1964 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Played in eight all-star games
  • Scored 741 goals in 1,269 career games, third-most in NHL history (behind Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe)
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Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?