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Henri Richard

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard

Full Name: Joseph Henri Richard
Profession: Ice Hockey Great


Biography: The brother of Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, he played twenty years for the Canadiens and is considered one of the greatest players in NHL history.

Given the nickname "The Pocket-Rocket", he won 11 Stanley Cups.

Born: February 29, 1936
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: March 6, 2020 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

Historical Events

  • 1965-10-20 19th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 5-2; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C
  • 1967-01-18 20th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 3-0; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C
  • 1971-05-18 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Henri Richard scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks for a 4-3 series victory
  • 1973-12-20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

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