posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 02:57 PM
ESPN.com news services
The Coyotes have signed free agent right wing Brett Hull, the NHL's active scoring leader, the team announced Friday. Terms of the two-year contract
were not announced.
The 18-year NHL veteran currently ranks third on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list with 741 goals. Only Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky (894) and
Gordie Howe (801) have scored more goals than Hull. Hull has also scored 103 playoff goals, which ranks fourth on the NHL's all-time list, trailing
only Gretzky, Mark Messier and Jari Kurri.
"Brett Hull is one of the most talented goal scorers in NHL history," Coyotes general manager Michael Barnett said. "He is a dynamic player who
creates excitement every time he enters the offensive zone. He has contributed significantly to winning Stanley Cups in both Detroit and Dallas. We
not only look forward to the experience and passion he will bring to his teammates here in Phoenix but also to the pure entertainment he will provide
to our fans."
Hull had 68 points last season with the Red Wings.