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Bobby Hull

1939 - 2023

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Robert Marvin Hull (January 3, 1939 – January 30, 2023) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. His blonde hair, skating speed, end-to-end rushes, and ability to shoot the puck at very high velocity all earned him the nickname "the Golden Jet". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Hull has received more than 1,912,483 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Bobby Hull is the 10th most popular hockey player (up from 11th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Canada (up from 231st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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  • 27

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  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among hockey players, Bobby Hull ranks 10 out of 364Before him are Viktor Tikhonov, Vladislav Tretiak, Valeri Kharlamov, Jaromír Jágr, Phil Esposito, and Jiří Holeček. After him are Stan Mikita, Viacheslav Fetisov, Mario Lemieux, Sergei Makarov, Jari Kurri, and Igor Larionov.

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Among people born in 1939, Bobby Hull ranks 228Before him are John Tong Hon, Sid Haig, Judy Chicago, Yves Meyer, Janusz Gajos, and Vladimir Durković. After him are Ralph Boston, Adam Osborne, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Viorica Viscopoleanu, Chris Dickerson, and Al Unser. Among people deceased in 2023, Bobby Hull ranks 38Before him are George Pell, Deniz Baykal, Hugh Hudson, Earl Boen, Stella Stevens, and Walter Cunningham. After him are Inna Churikova, Paul Johnson, Richard Belzer, Nadja Tiller, Michel Deville, and Álvaro Colom.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Bobby Hull ranks 200 out of 1,350Before him are Barry Pepper (1970), Phil Hartman (1948), Harold Innis (1894), Alanis Morissette (1974), Paul Haggis (1953), and Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886). After him are Jeff Wall (1946), Allan Dwan (1885), Mary Simon (1947), Nathan Fillion (1971), Ethel Smith (1907), and Naomi Klein (1970).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Bobby Hull ranks 5Before him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Maurice Richard (1921), Gordie Howe (1928), and Phil Esposito (1942). After him are Mario Lemieux (1965), Henri Richard (1936), Guy Lafleur (1951), Georges Vézina (1887), Bobby Orr (1948), Marcel Dionne (1951), and Howie Morenz (1902).