Dennis Hull

Dennis Hull - Entertainment and Humour Sports Figures  speaker


About Dennis Hull - Former NHL Player and Inspirational Speaker:

Dennis Hull will readily admit to not being anything other than Bobby Hull's brother, as long as you add he's the younger brother. And, he's even been known to answer to someone asking for Brett Hull's uncle.

Dennis began his hockey career with the St. Catherines Black Hawks of the Junior A League where he played from 1961-1965. In 1965, he joined the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League where he played until 1976. He then spent one year with the Detroit Red Wings before retiring.

During his National Hockey League career, Dennis scored 303 goals and had 351 assists in regular games. In 95 playoff games he scored 33 goals and had the same number of assists. Six selections to the All Star team are testament to his hockey skills. His biggest thrill in hockey was the first game he played against his idol, Gordie Howe, but the most significant time in his career came when he was selected to play for the memorable Team Canada of 1972.

After retiring from hockey, Dennis continued his education, graduating from Brock University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Physical Education. During the summers of 1978 to 1982 he was the Director of Hockey, Sports Ridley. From 1980-1982, he taught history at Ridley College and also assumed responsibility for their entire hockey program.

From 1982 until 1993 Dennis was the Athletic Director at a University in Chicago. Also during that period he spent a few years as the color commentator with the San Jose Sharks.

Today Dennis combines his love for farming, raising PureBred Polled Herefords at his farm just east of Toronto with his numerous speaking engagements.

Gordie and Colleen Howe, Mr and Mrs. Hockey quoted in Dennis's book The Third Best Hull ( I would have been fourth but they wouldn't let my sister Maxine play): Without a doubt, Dennis is one of the most talented speakers and comedians in all of sports. He rivals the likes of Bob Hope and Eddie Murphy with his wit and humor. He was a natural on the ice, and now he is a natural on the stage.

In 2005 Dennis Hull was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame as a member of Team Canada 1972.

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What Dennis Hull Talks About:

Dennis Hull's personality and comedic style have made him a well-known and sought after speaker, master of ceremonies and head table guest. The younger brother of Bobby Hull, and a former NHL star in his own right, Dennis draws from a wealth of anecdotes and stories, the topics ranging from sports to family to life in general.

Dennis will readily admit to not being anything other than Bobby Hull's brother, as long as you add he's the younger brother! His famous brother is quick to add, When Dennis is cranked up and ready to go, there is no goalie who can stop the shot except by luck and accident. It is true, Dennis has a rapier wit, and a commentary on life and sports that keeps any audience doubled over with laughter. Like his famous brother Bobby, Dennis played in the National Hockey League from 1965 - 1977, so his insights in to the world of sports are not only personal, but professional. All in all, his presentations score high points for humor and presentation.

The Third Best Hull | A much-loved memoir now back in print

In this updated edition of The Third Best Hull, Dennis Hull outlines his life in hockey with humorous anecdotes, insights, and stories. Find out about the time Dennis helped fellow prankster and teammate Pat Stapleton steal a referee's skates; how he once won a coin toss worth $250,000; and about his ongoing rivalry with Canadiens great Henri Richard.

Along the way, Dennis recounts the famed 1972 Russia-Canada series and speaks with stunning candor about his brother Bobby, his nephew and former St. Louis Blues star Brett Hull, and hockey legends like Howe, Ken Dryden and Bobby Orr.

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