11 time Stanley Cup Champion Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard has passed away at the age of 84.
Mr. Richard, the younger brother of Maurice ‘The Rocket’ Richard, would play 20 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens from 1955 to 1975. The brother would play five seasons together for the Habs from 1955-1960, winning the Stanley Cup each year.
Mr. Richard holds the record for most Stanley Cup wins as a player, with 11 wins.
Over his 20 season, he would also score 358 goals and have 688 assists for 1,046 points plus another 49 goals and 80 assists in the postseason. He would be named to the All Star game on nine occasions. Like his brother, he would also serve as a Captain of the Habs, from 1971 until his retirement in 1975. His 1,256 games as a Hab is also a team record.
Mr. Richard would be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979.
Mr. Richard died on March 6th, 2020 in Laval, Quebec. He is survived by his wife, five children, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
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