Bobby Hull. The Golden Jet. Our second legend is one of the most special people in Ed Belfour’s life.
Nine-year-old Eddie first met Mr. Hull in Carman, Manitoba, and describes the encounter as being “on cloud nine” when the Golden Jet gave him one of his famous golden pucks, a treasure Ed still has today.
Years later, Bobby – then retired - visited Eddie in the locker room in between periods of an NHL playoff game with the Eagle with a motivational message to relax and play his game. Another incredible moment.
Over the years, their relationship has grown into a beautiful friendship…decades strong, full of mutual respect, admiration, and many things in common. Both honored to wear the Blackhawks jersey. Both multiple trophy winners and inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Both with children who followed in their footsteps to play professional hockey. Both a legend in their own regard.
Ed had the opportunity to interview his hero in October 2020 in Chicago. You’ll probably find yourself smiling or with some goosebumps while watching these clips. Enjoy this treasured conversation.