We’re normally getting ready for another hockey season, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for October 9, featuring Brett Hull.
Today in Hockey History
Brett Hull Passes Dad in Goals
2000: The Dallas Stars forward scores his 611th career goal in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hull’s goal puts him past his father, Bobby Hull, on the all-time list. The younger Hull ends up with 39 goals this season as the Stars get swept in round two by the St. Louis Blues.
Brett finishes with 741 career goals before he retires into the 2005-06 season. He reaches the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
Other Notable Events
1952: Hall of Fame announcer Danny Gallivan calls his first NHL game on the radio. He calls a 3-2 Chicago Black Hawks win over the Montreal Canadiens in his first of over 2,000 games before retiring in 1984.
1978: The Kings acquire goalie Ron Grahame from the Boston Bruins that gives the B’s a first-round pick. That selection ends up being Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque. He becomes the second blueliner to get 1,100 with an assist exactly 15 years later.
Happy Birthday to You
1896: Bill Cook
1926: Al Rollins
1947: Wayne Thomas
1972: Rem Murray
1980: Henrik Zetterberg
1983: Trevor Daley