Henri Richard is confirmed dead at the age of 84.
Henri was best known as a Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens).
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Henri Richard
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1979
Chex Henri Richard.jpg
Born(1936-02-29)February 29, 1936
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedMarch 6, 2020(2020-03-06) (aged 84)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
PositionCentre
ShotRight
Played forMontreal Canadiens
Playing career1955–1975
Joseph Henri Richard (February 29, 1936 – March 6, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. He was the brother of Canadiens legend and fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Maurice Richard. Fifteen years younger and three inches shorter, he was given the nickname "The Pocket Rocket". 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.
Contents
1 Playing career
2 Career statistics
3 Achievements
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
Playing career
Henri Richard signing autographs in 2011
The two Richard brothers' style of play was quite different. While Maurice shot left (left hand lower on the stick), Henri shot right. Maurice played right wing and Henri played centre. Henri led the league in assists in 1957–58 and 1962–63, a feat never matched by Maurice though the latter had led the league in goals five times. Lastly, Henri totaled over 1,000 points, a mark never reached by Maurice.
Henri won 11 Stanley Cups as a player, the most in NHL history. Former teammate and predecessor as team captain Jean Béliveau has 17 Stanley Cup titles, but only 10 as a player (the other 7 as an executive). Only one other athlete in North American professional sports has achieved winning eleven championships in his respective league—Bill Russell of the NBA's Boston Celtics.
In 1957–58, he was named to the First All-Star Team and in 1959 he was named to the Second All-Star Team. In his career, he scored 358 goals and earned 688 assists in 1,256 games. His 1,256 regular-season games played in a Canadiens uniform are a franchise record.
He scored the Stanley Cup clinching goal at the 2:20 mark of the first overtime of Game Six in the 1966 Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings. In the 1971 Stanley Cup Finals, Richard scored the game-tying and Stanley Cup-winning goals in Game Seven against the Chicago Black Hawks.
He was named captain of the Canadiens in 1971 until his retirement in 1975, after his team was eliminated in the playoffs by the Buffalo Sabres. He always wore the number 16, which was retired on December 10, 1975 by the Canadiens in his honour. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1998, he was ranked number 29 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. He would later serve as an ambassador for the Canadiens' organization. In 2015, it was announced that Richard had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He died on March 6, 2020 at the age of 84, in Laval, Quebec.
Career statistics
 
 
Regular season
 
Playoffs
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
1951–52
Montreal Nationale
QJHL
49
23
32
55
35
4
1
0
1
0
1952–53
Montreal Nationale
QJHL
46
27
36
63
55
7
4
5
9
4
1952–53
Montreal Royals
QSHL
1
0
0
0
0
1953–54
Montreal Jr. Canadiens
QJHL
54
56
53
109
85
7
6
7
13
6
1954–55
Montreal Jr. Canadiens
QJHL
44
33
33
66
65
4
3
1
4
2
1955–56
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
64
19
21
40
46
10
4
4
8
21
1956–57
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
63
18
36
54
71
10
2
6
8
10
1957–58
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
67
28
52
80
56
10
1
7
8
11
1958–59
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
63
21
30
51
33
11
3
8
11
13
1959–60
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
70
30
43
73
66
8
3
9
12
9
1960–61
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
70
24
44
68
91
6
2
4
6
22
1961–62
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
54
21
29
50
48
1962–63
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
67
23
50
73
57
5
1
1
2
2
1963–64
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
66
14
39
53
73
7
1
1
2
9
1964–65
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
53
23
29
52
43
13
7
4
11
24
1965–66
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
62
22
39
61
47
8
1
4
5
2
1966–67
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
65
21
34
55
28
10
4
6
10
2
1967–68
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
54
9
19
28
16
13
4
4
8
4
1968–69
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
64
15
37
52
45
14
2
4
6
8
1969–70
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
62
16
36
52
61
1970–71
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
75
12
37
49
46
20
5
7
12
20
1971–72
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
75
12
32
44
48
6
0
3
3
4
1972–73
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
71
8
35
43
21
17
6
4
10
14
1973–74
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
75
19
36
55
28
6
2
2
4
2
1974–75
Montreal Canadiens
NHL
16
3
10
13
4
6
1
2
3
4
NHL totals
1256
358
688
1046
928
180
49
80
129
181
Achievements
NHL
Award
Year(s)
All-Star Game
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1974
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
1974
First All-Star Team
1958
Second All-Star Team
1959, 1961, 1963
Stanley Cup winner
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973
See also
List of Stanley Cup champions
Notable families in the NHL
Maurice Richard
List of NHL players with 1,000 points
List of NHL players with 1,000 games played
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