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Canadiens legend Henri Richard passes away at age 84

Last Updated Mar 6, 2020 at 8:14 am PDT

Montreal Canadiens captain Henri Richard attempts to clear the puck from behind the net in Toronto in this March 15, 1972 photo. (Andy Clark/CP)
Summary

Former Montreal Canadien Henri Richard has died at the age of 84

Richard had a long and storied career in the NHL as a player with the Montreal Canadiens

He was the younger brother of Maurice 'The Rocket' Richard

Henri Richard, who had a long and storied career in the National Hockey League as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, passed away on Friday.

Richard was 84 years old.

Richard starred with the Canadiens from 1955 to 1975. He was the younger brother of Maurice “The Rocket” Richard.

The native of Montreal, QC holds the record for most Stanley Cups won by an individual player with 11. Richard is also co-holder with Red Kelly for the all-time record of most games played in the Stanley Cup final with 65.

Richard served as captain of the Canadiens from the 1971-72 season to the end of the 1974-75 campaign. He was a 10-time NHL All-Star and the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy following the 1973-74 season.

The Canadiens honoured Richard’s No. 16 jersey in 1975. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979.