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Doug Harvey

NHL Legend Doug Harvey

Profession: NHL Legend


Biography: Played in the NHL from 1947 until 1969. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defencemen to ever play the game, winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenceman on seven occasions.

Born: December 19, 1924
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 26, 1989 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver

Historical Events

  • 1985-10-26 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

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