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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Former Blues GM Caron dies at 82

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former longtime St. Louis Blues General Manager Ron Caron has died at age 82, the club announced Tuesday.
Yzerman, four others join Hall of Fame

Yzerman, four others join Hall of Fame

TORONTO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Former NHL stars Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch and Luc Robitalle led the class of 2009 inductees Monday into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Yzerman leads stellar Hall of Fame class

Yzerman leads stellar Hall of Fame class

TORONTO, June 23 (UPI) -- Brett Hull, Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman were announced Tuesday as the 2009 inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Report: Stars fire Coach Dave Tippett

DALLAS, June 10 (UPI) -- The NHL's Dallas Stars fired Coach Dave Tippett Wednesday after failing to make the post-season for the first time since 2002, ESPN reported.
Stars make Nieuwendyk general manager

Stars make Nieuwendyk general manager

DALLAS, May 31 (UPI) -- The Dallas Stars made long-time NHL forward Joe Nieuwendyk their general manager Sunday and canned co-General Managers Brett Hull and Les Jackson.

Granato leads hockey hall of fame list

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Cammi Granato, who helped the U.S. women to the 1998 Olympic gold medal, will be the first woman inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Rhoden wins celebrity event for 7th time

STATELINE, Nev., July 13 (UPI) -- Former big league pitcher Rick Rhoden won the American Century celebrity golf championship for the seventh time Sunday.

NHL: San Jose 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

DALLAS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau and Devin Setoguchi scored during the shootout Wednesday, lifting San Jose to a 4-3 victory over Dallas.

Bret Hull retires from the NHL

PHOENIX, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Phoenix Coyotes right wing Brett Hull announced his retirement Saturday before the game against Detroit.

Hull signs with Phoenix

GLENDALE, Ariz., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Coyotes announced Friday they had signed veteran winger Brett Hull to a two-year contract.

Hull offered contract by Phoenix Coyotes

PHOENIX, July 28 (UPI) -- Brett Hull, one of the National Hockey League's all-time top scorers, is apparently considering an offer to join the Phoenix Coyotes.

NHL: Detroit 5, Calgary 2

DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Steve Yzerman scored twice and defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom set up four goals Saturday as Detroit beat Calgary, 5-2.

NHL: Detroit 4, Nashville 1

DETROIT, April 15 (UPI) -- Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and Curtis Joseph made 19 saves Thursday night as Detroit downed Nashville, 4-1.
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Brett Hull
Former St. Louis Blues great Brett Hull (R) is greeted by former teammate Bernie Federko before an unveiling ceremony renaming the street outside the Scottrade Center "Brett Hull Way" in St. Louis on February 16, 2007. The unveiling is part of the Blues 40th Anniversary Decades promotion. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Brett Andrew Hull (born August 9, 1964) is a former Canadian-American NHL player and the current Executive Vice President of the Dallas Stars. He is the son of Bobby Hull and nephew of Dennis Hull, both former NHL players. Hull is also known as "The Golden Brett," which is a play off of his father's nickname, "The Golden Jet." He played for the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes. Hull scored 741 regular season goals in his career, placing him third all-time for most career goals in the NHL. He also scored what some fans, particularly those of the Buffalo Sabres, consider to be a controversial Stanley Cup winning goal on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hašek in 1999 to give Dallas its only Cup win. Hull also won the Cup as a member of the Red Wings in 2002. The son of a Canadian father and American mother, he holds dual U.S./Canadian citizenship and represented the United States in international competition. Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. Brett Hull, like his father Bobby Hull, is widely recognized to have one of the best shots in hockey history. Hull could release the puck extremely quickly, while still keeping the shot hard and accurate.

Unlike his four siblings (Bobby Jr., Blake, Bart and Michelle), who were all born in Chicago, Brett Hull was born in Belleville, Ontario, where the family spent summers. Brett was taught how to skate at age five by his mother, Joanne, who was a professional figure skater for Hilton Hotel shows. He started to play organized hockey at age seven in Elmhurst, Illinois for the Elmhurst Huskies with future NHL forward Tony Granato and Tommy Stapleton, son of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Pat Stapleton. The Hull family moved to Winnipeg in 1972 as his father signed a $1,000,000 contract to play for the WHA Winnipeg Jets. Meanwhile, Brett's junior career continued with the Tuxedo Jets, and a couple of years later he joined the Canadian Professional Hockey School's team. One very early hockey milestone for Brett was winning the prestigious Quebec Winter Carnaval Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in 1977 with the Winnipeg South Monarchs. Even at this very early stage of his career, Brett could rifle a slapshot that sparked fear in young goaltenders, and he was later known for that. One honorary attendee at the championship game, Jean Béliveau (a 10 time Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens) visited the Winnipeg dressing room just to meet 'the young Hull'.

When Bobby and Joanne Hull separated in 1979, Brett, his brother Bart, and his sister Michelle moved to Vancouver with their mother. Brett played bantam and then midget hockey at the North Shore Winter Club, as well as competing in baseball and gridiron football. Hull played in the Junior A British Columbia Junior Hockey League (BCJHL) for the Penticton Knights, where he has a few records that still stand today.

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