Today in Sports History: January 16

In 1966, Chicago Blackhawks and Hall of Famer right wing Bobby Hull scored 4 goals and his 17th career hat trick in a 6-5 loss to the New York Rangers. He became the first player in team history to score 300 goals. 

In the 1965-66 season, Hull was the first hockey player in the NHL to score 54 goals and record 43 assists. He topped off the 1966-67 season with 52 goals.

Hull is one of the league’s top scorers and a 3-time winner of the Art Ross Trophy. He is also a Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, recipient of the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship, winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player, two-time Most Valuable in the World Hockey Association (WHA), and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983.

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