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Jean Béliveau

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau

Full Name: Joseph Jean Arthur Beliveau
Profession: NHL Legend


Biography: Played parts of 20 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, where he won 10 Stanley Cups as a player and another seven as an executive, the most Stanley Cup victories by an individual to date.

Born: August 31, 1931
Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: December 2, 2014 (aged 83)

Historical Events

  • 1954-11-05 Montreal Canadien center Jean Béliveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick
  • 1956-04-10 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Jean Béliveau has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 for a 4-1 series win
  • 1959-10-03 13th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-1
  • 1964-10-10 18th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto, 3-2; MVP: Jean Béliveau, Montreal, C
  • 1966-03-02 Jean Béliveau scores his 380th career NHL goal when Montreal ties Toronto, 3-3; moves him ahead of Ted Lindsay into the #3 spot all time, behind Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard
  • 1968-03-03 Jean Béliveau (Montreal) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
  • 1972-08-24 Gordie Howe and Jean Béliveau inducted into the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

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