Hall of Fame forward Brett Hull will be re-joining the St. Louis Blues organization as the team's vice president, according to a report from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Citing multiple sources, Rutherford has learned that Hull's responsibilities will primarily focus on the business side of the organization.
An official announcement regarding the hire is expected to come as early as next week.
The Blues formally announced earlier this week that manager Doug Armstrong had been named president of hockey operations and chief operating officer Bruce Affleck was named president of business operations, even though the responsibilities of each individual remained unchanged. The title changes make more sense now, however,, as the organization was apparently trying to clarify its management structure in anticipation of adding Hull to the fold.
Hull had a decorated career as a player, which culminated in 1,269 regular season games played, 741 goals, 650 assists, 1,391 points and two Stanley Cup championships, as well as a Hart Trophy in 1990-91 to make him the league's most valuable player.
Hull's management career began in 2006-07 when he became a consultant in the Dallas Stars organization. He was named co-general manager of the team with Les Jackson in 2007 after Armstrong was fired from the position. Hull was eventually demoted from the shared responsibility after the 2008-09 season, but acted as an adviser before becoming the team's executive vice president.
(hat tip: Sporting News)