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Jean Beliveau

Born:August 31, 1931Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Tres-Rivieres, QuebecPosition:C
Known For:500 Goal ClubShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:N/A

Joseph Jean Arthur Béliveau (August 31, 1931 – December 2, 2014) played parts of 20 seasons with the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens from 1950 to 1971. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, “Le Gros Bill” Béliveau is widely regarded as one of the 10 Greatest NHL players of all time.

By his second season in the NHL, Béliveau was among the top three scorers. He was the fourth player to score 500 goals and the second to score 1,000 points. Béliveau won two Hart Memorial Trophies as league MVP (1956, 1964) and one Art Ross Trophy as top scorer (1956), as well as the inaugural Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP (1965). He has 17 Stanley Cup championships, the most by any individual to date. All championships have been with the Montreal Canadiens: 10 as a player and 7 as an executive. In 2017, Beliveau was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Jean Beliveau.

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Achievements

  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1958, 1964, 1966, 1969
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969
  • Art Ross Trophy — 1956
  • Hart Memorial Trophy — 1956, 1964
  • Conn Smythe Trophy — 1965
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame — 1972
  • NHL Lifetime Achievement Award — 2009

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