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Henri Richard

Born:February 29, 1936Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Montreal, QuebecPosition:C
Known For:11 Stanley CupsShoots/Catches:Right
National Team:N/A

Joseph Henri Richard (February 29, 1936 – March 6, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played center with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. He was nicknamed “Pocket Rocket” after his older brother, Canadiens’ legend and fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Maurice “Rocket” Richard. Henri won 11 Stanley Cups as a player, the most in NHL history. In 2017 Richard was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Henri Richard won 11 Stanley Cups.

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Achievements

  • Played in Nine All-Star Games — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1974
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1958
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1959, 1961, 1963
  • Bill Masterson Trophy — 1974
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973
  • No. 16 Jersey Retired by Canadiens — 1975
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1979

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