(above) Brett Hull led Minnesota-Duluth to two Frozen Fours, but Ralph Backstrom almost had Hull signed, sealed and delivered at DU...
From: MLive Blog
Former Red Wing, current Dallas Stars co-GM and former Minnesota-Duluth Bulldog Brett Hull will be one of four inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame this year.
Brett Hull, Cammi Granato, Brian Leetch and Mike Richter will also be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2008 it was announced today by USA Hockey.
The quartet will be formally inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Denver at an induction dinner set for 7 p.m. (MT) on Friday, Oct. 10, at Magness Arena on the campus of the University of Denver. The following evening -- Sat., Oct. 11 -- the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game will take place in the same venue, when the University of Denver men's ice hockey team takes on the University of Notre Dame at 7:07 p.m.
"The Class of 2008 is one of the most accomplished groups that's ever been inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame," said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. "It is indeed with great pleasure that we welcome them to the group of hockey immortals in our country."
Brett Hull recorded 1,391 points during his more than 20-year National Hockey League career that included stints with five teams (Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes) Hull's 741 career goals place him third all-time in NHL history.