Sunday, September 8, 2013

St. Louis Blues will name Brett Hull as team vice president

Brett Hull started his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues and now he's coming back home.

Hull will be welcomed back to the franchise when the Blues will officially name him as the team vice president.

The club will introduce Hull at a press conference set for 6:16 p.m. at Scottrade Center. It will be open to the public, which is asked to enter through the atrium area of the building.

As the Post-Dispatch reported Thursday night, Hull is rejoining the Blues as a vice president who will focus his attention on the business side of the organization. He will report to Bruce Affleck, who last week had his job title changed to president of business operations.

‘‘If that’s the case (Hull rejoining the Blues), I think it’s awesome,” winger T.J. Oshie said Friday. “Obviously (Hull is) probably one of the most well-known players in town here, an unbelievable guy ... a great team guy who knows the players’ side of the game probably a lot better than most people. It will be great to have him up (in the front office).”

Hull played his first 11 NHL seasons with the Blues and had 527 of his 741 career goals there. Hull also won two Stanley Cups as a member of the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings.

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