Fuzzy-Faced Bobby Hull Helped Dick Irvin In Practice
July 3, 2010 in Bobby Hull, Chicago Blackhawks, Dick Irvin, Frank Selke, Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens Tags: Bobby Hull, Dick Irvin Jr, Dick Irvin Sr., Frank Selke, Maurice Richard, Richard Riot
After Dick Irvin’s coaching career ended in Montreal, he joined the Chicago Black Hawks for the 1955-56 season, but his health was in such bad shape during the Hawks’ training camp that year, that, as son Dick Irvin. Jr. told Frank Selke, he had to sit on the sidelines and let 16 year old Bobby Hull, who was still a junior but at the Hawks camp, do the on-ice work for him.
Mr. Irvin died in May of 1957 of bone cancer.