Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Mourns the loss of Hall of Famer, Henri Richard (1936-2020)
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame mourns the loss of Hall of Famer, Henri Richard, inducted in 1992 for Ice Hockey. He passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.
When he first joined the NHL in 1955, Henri Richard was known simply as the smaller, less talented kid brother of the great Maurice. By the time he retired after the injury-plagued ’74-’75 season, he was a sure hall of famer who had won more Stanley Cups than anyone in the game’s history. Such was the career of the great “Pocket Rocket.” Henri won his first five Cups in his first five seasons, the greatest dynasty in NHL history. He was a sensational passer and fine two-way player. He twice led the league in assists (1957-58, ’62-’63) and became team captain in 1971 after the retirement of Jean Beliveau. Henri was also part of the rarest of groups, having scored two Cup-winning goals, the first in 1966, the second five years later. He won only one individual award (the Bill Masterton, in 1974) and was a First Team all-star only once (1957-58), but he played at a consistently high level for 20 years and was the greatest winner the game has known.
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