Bobby Hull won’t attend Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame ceremony

Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson and Bobby Hull pose for pictures during a 'Hot Line' reunion in 2010. Global News

WINNIPEG — Bobby Hull is taking a pass on the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame celebration in October.

Hull, 77, informed the Jets he will not be attending their inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony for personal reasons.

The Jets released a statement on behalf of Hull on Friday.

“It’s a true honour to be inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame alongside my former linemates, and friends, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson,” said Hull through a Jets media release. “While I will not be in attendance for the celebration, I want to thank the Jets for the special recognition and the wonderful fans of Winnipeg for all of their support throughout the years.”

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The Jets announced back in July that Hull and the rest of the “Hot Line”, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson, would be the first inductees into their newly created Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame.

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But in a statement released on Friday the Jets said Hull would not be participating.

“We are deeply disappointed that Mr. Hull has declined our invitation to join his teammates, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nillson when we honour their collective accomplishments on October 19th and 20th.”

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 19 at the MTS Centre when the Jets play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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