Hall of Fame winger Bobby Hull is no longer serving as a team ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks, the club announced. In addition, the Blackhawks revealed that they are redefining the role of team ambassador following the death of legends Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito.
Hull was originally named as a Blackhawks team ambassador alongside Mikita back in 2008.
"When it comes to Bobby, specifically, we jointly agreed earlier this season that he will retire from any official team role," the Blackhawks said in a statement.
Hull spent 15 years playing for the Blackhawks and registered 604 goals and 549 assists during that time. The star winger was also a three-time Art Ross Trophy winner and a 10-time All-Star. The 83-year old was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame back in 1983 and even had his No. 9 jersey retired by the Blackhawks.
While Hull was a legend on the ice, he has had issues away from it.
In 1986, Hull was convicted of assaulting a police officer when the officer was intervening in a domestic dispute with Hull's then-wife, Deborah. The former Blackhawks winger was also accused of battery, but that charge was eventually dropped by Deborah when she revealed that she didn't want to testify, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Hull's second wife, Joanne, also accused Hull of abusing her during an interview in 2002.