This Day In Sports History (March 18th) – Michael Jordan
This Day In Sports History (March 19) — Brett Hull
It was on this day in 1991 that Brett Hull became only the second player in NHL history to score 80 goals in a season. Hull finished the year with 86 goals – the third most all-time, behind only Wayne Gretzky’s 92 in 1981-82 and Gretzky’s 87 in 1983-84. Brett also became only the fifth player to score 50 goals in his team’s first 50 games.
Hull was the game’s premier goal scorer in the early ’90′s, scoring an incredible 339 goals from 1989-1994 for an average of almost 68 goals per season. “The Golden Brett” was paired with Adam Oates to make up one of the NHL’s most feared duos. Oates was a great playmaker who consistently set Hull up for his trademark one-time slap shot.
Here is Oates setting up Hull for his 50th goal in 49 games.
Vladimir Konstantinov, NHL – Born March 19th 1967 (age 46) in Murmansk, Soviet Union
Rick Mirer, NFL – Born March 19th 1970 (age 43) in Goshen, Indiana
Hedo Turkoglu, NBA – Born March 19th 1979 (age 34) in Istanbul, Turkey