Bobby Hull banned from Summit Series

London Free Press: Soviet win in Montreal slap in face to Canadians

This is a look back at the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union. There's a mention that Bobby Hull was banned from being selected onto the Canadian team by Clarence Campbell, then NHL-president, because he "defected" to the upstart WHA league.

I had never heard about that! Wow. I wonder if that's why Brett Hull, who has dual-citizenship, has always chosen to play for the USA... because his dad was not allowed to play for Canada.


Written on September 26, 2002