The Golden Jet, Bobby Hull, passes away at age 84.

Bobby Hull, a 12-time All-Star and two-time Hart Trophy winner who was also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, passed away on Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks said. He was 84.
The team released a statement on behalf of the Hull family saying, “We express our heartfelt regrets.” “The Hull family has asked for discretion during this trying time. They are grateful for the sentiments that have been expressed.”
Hull, who was dubbed the Golden Jet during his playing career because to his lightning-quick skating and blond hair, won the hearts of Chicagoans when he teamed up with Stan Mikita to help the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, breaking a 23-year title drought.
Hull adopted Mikita’s strategy of bending the blade of his wooden stick in the 1960s and developed one of the league’s most dreaded slap shots as a result. He apparently hit the ball with a slap shot at 118 mph.
He spent 15 seasons with Chicago, where he now holds the record for the most goals scored in a career (604). He shared the ice with his brother Dennis, a Blackhawks goal scorer with 298 goals, for eight of those seasons. In 1964–65 and 1965–66, Bobby Hull earned back-to-back Hart Memorial Trophies as the league’s most valuable player, winning the NHL scoring championship for the third time in his career.
Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner, referred to Hull in a statement “a genuine superstar with a kind demeanor.
Fans in the NHL sprang to their feet in anticipation as Bobby Hull geared up to take a shot, and opposition goalies braced themselves, according to Bettman. “There was no more prolific goal scorer in hockey during his peak. The whole Hull family, his son Brett, who is now a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as the numerous hockey fans who had the opportunity to watch him play or who have subsequently been inspired by his achievements, are all recipients of our sincere sympathies.
Hull left the Blackhawks and the NHL in 1972 to secure the first $1 million deal in professional hockey history (10 years, $1.75 million), and he joined the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA as a player/coach.
In addition to helping the Jets win Avco Cups in 1976 and 1978, he played seven seasons in the WHA. In the 1972–73 and 1974–75 seasons, he received two Gordie Howe Trophies for being the league’s most valuable player, the latter of which included a career-high 77 goals.