The "Golden Brett," Brett Hull, is first in Blues history in goals scored (527) and second in points (936). He ranks first in Blues playoff goals (67), points (117) and games played (102), and is third all-time in NHL history in goals scored with a career total of 741.
Hull is fourth all-time behind Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and Jari Kurri with 103 playoff goals. His 24 game-winning playoff goals are tied with Gretzky for the most in NHL history. He's played in eight all-star games, and is a five-time member of Team USA.
At the trade deadline of the 1987-88 season, the Blues sent defensemen Rob Ramage and goalie Rick Wamsley to the Calgary Flames for Steve Bozek and Brett Hull, son of the "Golden Jet," Bobby Hull.
At the time, Hull was a chunky, choppy skater, deemed a loafer by his coach Terry Crisp, whom Hull did not get along with.
Given the ice time he could not get on Calgary's deep team, he scored 41 goals in his first full season as a Blue.
In their end-of-the year meeting, head coach Brian Sutter told Hull he was wasting his talent, and that he needed to work harder.
Hull scored 70 or more goals over the next three seasons, leading the league each time. He scored 86 goals in 1990-91, setting the record for a right winger, and it's the third-highest, single-season total in NHL history, behind Wayne Gretzky's 87 and 92-goal seasons.
In 1990-91 and 1991-92, Hull scored 50 goals in 50 games, becoming only the 5th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat, and only the second player to do it twice, joining Gretzky. He won the Lady Bing trophy in 1990 and the Hart and Lester B. Pearson awards in 1991.
Hull's numbers would come down a bit, after losing his favorite centers in Peter Zezel and Adam Oates, and when the style of play began to change in the NHL. He still finished in or near the top 10 in goals the next five seasons.
The gregarious and opinionated Hull would engage in a very public feud with Mike Keenan during Keenan's tenure as head coach and GM of the Blues. Hull didn't like Keenan's methods, and was offended by the way he alienated his teammates and dealt key players away.
Keenan didn't understand Hull's style, which would often be to drift away from a play and lose his defender before re-entering the scoring area—something he learned from his hall-of-fame father.
After outlasting Keenan and becoming the two-way player management wanted Hull to become, they then refused to offer him a no-trade clause in his next contract. Hull didn't accept the Blues offer, and left for the Dallas Stars before the 1998-99 season.
Hull would go on to win two Stanley Cups, one in Dallas in 1999 and one with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. He attempted a post-lock out, comeback with the Phoenix Coyotes that lasted only five games before retiring.
After Dave Checketts bought the Blues and made John Davidson President of Hockey Operations, they made a concerted effort to bring Hull back into the Blues family after his unceremonious exit. They named the street in front of Scottrade Center "Brett Hull Way," and retired his No. 16 jersey in 2006.
The jersey retirement made Brett and his father, Bobby, the only father-son combo to have their jerseys retired. Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, making he and his father the only father-son combo in the Hall of Fame as well.