Former teammates share legendary stories about Brett Hull

Published February 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM

When a professional athlete retires, the camaraderie among teammates is what s/he often misses more than any other aspect of the lifestyle. The times spent together throughs wins and losses, the emotions of it all. A sports team very much becomes a player's family.

Brett Hull from the NHL at the end of the 2005-2006 season. Over the course of his incredible 20-year career, he won the Lady Byng, Hart and Lester B. Pearson trophies, not to mention twice winning The Stanley Cup. His career total of 741 goals is fifth highest in NHL history, and he is one of only five players to score 50 goals in 50 games. In 2009, Brett Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Most recently, in 2017, he was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

A great player, indeed, and a great teammate. A one of a kind kind of teammate. Brett Hull stories are legendary around the NHL.

Ray Ferraro, Hull's former teammate and now an NHL analyst for TSN and others, recently shared a story with his Twitter followers. Ferraro was traded to St. Louis during the '01-'02, where Hull last played in '97-'98 and was now with the Detroit Red Wings:

I get traded to St. Louis and have no sticks left. Hully's got a few old shafts left behind so I use them. In Detroit, my last game, I score a lousy wrister on Hasek. At next (faceoff), Hully sees the stick, tells me my shot is embarrassing to the stick and shakes his head!

-- Ray Ferraro

Good times! Thanks Ray.

There are so many other tales to be told and Jeremy Rutherford and Jason Jenks of The Athletic compiled many of them in their most recent piece. Have a read below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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