The goal placed Brett ninth on the most career goals record list and helped the Dallas Stars win 3-1 over the Maple Leafs.
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Brett, an Ontario native, was picked by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 1984 draft. He spent 11 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, three in Dallas and three with the Detroit Red Wings before finishing his career with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2006. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
Brett finished his career with 741 goals and is currently fourth behind Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (810) and current Florida Panther Jaromir Jagr (749) in most career goals. His father, Bobby is now ranked 17th.
Bobby’s was a driving influence for Brett early on. Brett said, “When my dad was playing in Winnipeg in ’72-I was about 8 years old-he took me to my first outdoor rink in the winter. My feet were so cold, and then it gets even more excruciating once they start to thaw. It was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever had.”
Brett returned the favor by amazing his father. Bobby said, “Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.”
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