Hockey Legend Bobby Hull Visits Casper
Legendary hockey player Bobby Hull was the guest speaker at the Casper Hockey Youth Banquet on Saturday in Casper and drew a large number of fans who remember his heroics in the ice. Hull began his NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1957 and won a Stanley Cup in 1961; the only one in his career. In his prime, his shot was clocked at 118 MPH and could skate 29 MPH, making him one of the most talented men ever to play the game. Hull finished his NHL career with 610 goals and scored 303 goals for the Winnipeg Jets of the old World Hockey Association. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and was recently named one of the top 100 player ever in the NHL. Hull says that kids should pursue their hockey dreams and have fun doing it. He added that his only dream was to play in the NHL. The Casper Youth Hockey Extravaganza is a long running tradition in town that featured an auction with hockey memorabilia.