Deborah Hull was the second spouse of Bobby Hull. She was sometimes referred to as his third wife due to a previous relationship with Claudia Allen in the 80s, which never resulted in marriage. Deborah and Bobby married in 1984 but faced difficulties after two years.
In 1986, Deborah filed charges of assault against Bobby, and he was arrested, though the allegations were dropped. The ex-couple had no children. Deborah has since lived a private life and avoided media attention.
Bobby Hull’s First Ex-Wife
The very first woman who wed Bobby Hull was Joanne McKay. Before getting married to Deborah, he was engaged to two other ladies. However, Joanne and Deborah both accused Bobby of family abuse.
Bobby and Joanne Hull got married in 1960 and parted ways in 1980. They announced their divorce publicly in June 1980. Eventually, the pair gave birth to five kids: Brett, Michelle, Bart, Blake, and Bobby Hull Jr.
Latest News: Bobby Hull Died At 84
At 84, Bobby Hull, who revolutionized both pro hockey’s on-ice strategy and financial structure, passed away. Even though accusations of domestic violence and bigotry tarnished his image, he was among the NHL’s biggest stars when he decided to switch towards the World Hockey League in 1972.
He signed a 10-year agreement only with Winnipeg Jets with a value of $1.75 million, making him the first athlete to receive a contract exceeding $1 million.
Although his action was considered scandalous then, it allowed other prominent celebrities to sign significant contracts with the fledgling league and compelled NHL clubs to enhance player salaries to retain their players.
His Hall of Fame colleague and former player Stan Mikita famously remarked that the competition caused his salary to increase overnight.
When Was Bobby Hull born?
Bobby Hull was born in Point Anne, Ontario, and debuted with the Chicago Blackhawks in the six-team NHL in 1957–58 when he was just 18 years old. With nearly 39-42-81 in 70 games across his three seasons, he also won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer.
He contributed to the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup in 1961, and in 1965–1966, he set a record by scoring over 50 goals during a single NHL season (54-43-97 in 65 games).
Hull was known as “The Golden Jet” for his thunderous slap shot and lightning-quick speed; he amassed 1,153 points in 1,036 games over 15 seasons also with Black Hawks until switching to the WHA, scoring 604 goals and dishing out 549 assists for a total of 1,153 points.