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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Brett Hull and Al MacInnis in St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame

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The St. Louis Sports Hall of fame welcomed two new members on Nov. 16th as two former St. Louis Blues superstars, defenceman Al MacInnis and right winger Brett Hull were inducted at the city’s Millennium Hotel. The two are already members of the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) in Canada.

The 46-year-old Hull, who was born in Canada, but represented America internationally, is the son of legendary hockey superstar Bobby Hull, who’s also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He became one of the sport’s superstars while playing for 11 years with St. Louis, as he scored an incredible 527 times in only 745 games for the club. He was one of the purest and most feared scorers in NHL hockey history and managed to hit the back of the net 228 times between 1989 and 1992 as he had seasons of 72, 86, and 70 goals. He also went five consecutive seasons scoring at least 50 times between the 1989and 1994 seasons.

Hull is St. Louis’ all-time-leading goal scorer with his total of 527 and is in second place when it comes to points with a total of 936. He also leads the franchise in several categories in post-season play as he appeared in a record 102 games and managed to score 67 goals and 50 assists for 117 points.

Hull ended up playing 19-seasons in the NHL and ended up with a total of 741 goals, which is good for third place on the all-time NHL scoring list. Only Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky managed to score more goals than Hull. He’s also in second place on the all-time with 110 game-winners and 265 power-play goals. Hull was placed into the HHOF back in 2009.

The 47-year-old Al MacInnis, from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, played his last 10 seasons in the NHL with St. Louis and scored 127 goals and 325 assists for the club for a total of 452 points in the 613 games he played with the team. He’s in the top 10 in several categories in franchise history. He’s in seventh place in games played, fourth in assists with 325, and sixth in total points with his 452. The club retired his number 2 sweater in 2006. He was then inducted into the HHOF in 2007.

MacInnis played an amazing 23 seasons in the NHL with Calgary and St. Louis and amassed 1,274 points in the 1,416 contests that he played. He is the third-highest scoring defenceman in NHL history and number 10 on the list for games played.

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