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Blues set to welcome Hull on Monday

2013-09-07T16:07:00Z 2013-09-07T17:23:07Z Blues set to welcome Hull on MondayBy Jeremy Rutherford jrutherford@post-dispatch.com 314-444-7135 stltoday.com

Blues franchise icon Brett Hull will be officially welcomed back to the organization Monday night.

The club will introduce Hull at a press conference set for 6:16 p.m. at Scottrade Center. It will be open to the public, which is asked to enter through the atrium area of the building.

As the Post-Dispatch reported Thursday night, Hull is rejoining the Blues as a vice president who focus his attention on the business side of the organization. He will report to Bruce Affleck, who last week had his job title changed to president of business operations.

"If that's the case (Hull rejoining the Blues), I think it's awesome," winger T.J. Oshie said Friday. "Obviously (Hull is) probably one of the most well-known players in town here, an unbelievable guy...a great team guy who knows the players' side of the game probably a lot better than most people. It will be great to have him up (in the front office)."

Hull, 49, played 11 seasons in St. Louis and set the franchise record with 527 goals before signing with Dallas as a free agent in 1998. He won two Stanley Cups - one in Dallas and one in Detroit - before retiring in 2006. In 2009, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Hull was expected to rejoin the Blues in 2012 when a local group of investors led by Tom Stillman purchased the team, but the sides couldn't work out an agreement, putting Hull's return on hold. Stillman and Hull kept the window open, however, and have now find the right fit for both parties.

Hull, who has worked most recently as an executive with the Dallas Stars, is expected to move to St. Louis to fulfill his new job requirements.

Stillman and Hull are reserving comment until Monday's press conference. 

Jeremy is a reporter at the Post-Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @jprutherford.

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