St. Louis, MO (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) forward Brett Hull has been named the executive vice-president of the St. Louis Blues, the team announced on Monday.
Hull played 11 seasons of his 20-year career with St. Louis, and he still stands as the franchise leader with 527 career goals. In his entire career, Hull amassed 741 goals and 650 assists in 1,269 games.
"We are pleased to announce that Brett Hull is coming home to the St. Louis Blues," St. Louis chairman Tom Stillman said. "Brett Hull belongs with the Blues. It makes all the sense in the world for him to be here. We've thought that from day one, but we wanted it to work in the right way where it's good for Brett and good for the organization. We think it's a great thing for all concerned."
Hull had been working in the front office of the Dallas Stars since 2007, but he said Monday he always wanted to be part of this Blue organization.
"I never wanted to leave fifteen years ago," Hull said. "... and I'm glad I'm back, I'll tell you that. My wife Darcy and I, it was a little over a year (ago) when we started talking about that this might be a possibility (of coming back to St. Louis), I don't think it took more than a couple sentences to convince her that this was a wonderful place and a place that we can call, I guess, our new home."
Hull played two seasons for UMD from 1984-1986, totaling 84 goals and 60 assists in 90 games for the Bulldogs.