Former Wing Hull Announces Retirement

Just hours before his current team - the Phoenix Coyotes - were set to host his previous team - the Detroit Red Wings - future Hall of Fame forward Brett Hull announced his retirement from the sport of hockey. He cited his performance in the first games of the season as his reasoning.

"While we respect the decision Brett has made today, we regret seeing him go," Phoenix general manager Mike Barnett stated.

Hull had previously stated that this season would not be his "Farewell Tour."

"Now, in a month or two, you can talk to Gretz, and maybe he'll tell you that it is my 'Farewell Tour.'" he told the Arizona Republic in August.

Hull signed a two-year deal with the Coyotes on August 6, 2004, after three seasons with the Red Wings. He also spent three years with the Dallas Stars after the bulk of his career was played with the St. Louis Blues. He broke into the league with the Calgary Flames, who drafted him in the sixth round in 1984.

Just one week earlier, the Coyotes "unretired" the #9 sweater worn by Hull's father, Bobby, so that the younger Hull could wear it. Bobby Hull played for the organization while it was still in Winnipeg and his number was retired there.

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User Comments is reporting that Brett Hull will announce his retirement prior to the Wings-Coyotes game tonight.

Gotta say that's a shocker to me, didn't expect him to just drop out so early in the season.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/15/2005 at 7:42 PM


I'm still sitting here stunded watching the game with Ken and Pat talking to Brett.

WOW what a shocker!!

Posted by Pitts GM on 10/15/2005 at 10:26 PM


When I heard it announced during the pregame show I thought I was hearing things. Boy that came out of left field! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":unsure:" border="0" alt="unsure.png" />

Thanks for the memories Brett!

Posted by shaney on 10/15/2005 at 11:39 PM


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