Henri Richard Rank
About Henri Richard
Henri Richard was a decorated Canadian ice hockey player who made a name for himself by playing professionally (in the NHL) for Montreal Canadiens – he played for the team (as a centerman) between 1955 and 1975. Prior to that he played in the QSHL for the now-defunct hockey team, Montreal Royals from 1952 to 1953.
Henri’s senior brother, Maurice Richard (who died in 2000), was also a great professional hockey player, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (in 1961). Like Henri, Maurice was also a Montreal Canadiens legend.
As a player, Henri achieved a lot – he became the first player in the history of the NHL to win 11 Stanley Cups, winning his first trophy in 1965.
At the end of the 1957-1958 season, Henri was named as part of the First All-Star Team. He also made it into the Second All-Star Team in 1959, 1961, and 1963.
In 1998, Henri placed at #29 on the list of “100 Greatest Hockey Players” – a compilation made by popular ice hockey magazine, The Hockey News.
Henri was nicknamed, "The Pocket Rocket". He played a total of 1256 career games, scoring 358 goals and registering an impressive number of assists – 688.
In 1971, Henri was appointed as the Captain of his team, a position he held until he retired in 1975.
He was known for wearing the number 16 jersey during his playing days at Montreal Canadiens – upon his retirement, the team decided to retire the said jersey number as a tribute to him.
In 2015, it was reported that the ice hockey legend was diagnosed with the chronic neurodegenerative illness – Alzheimer's.
Henri passed away on 6th March 2020 at the age of 84-years-old.
He was 1.7m tall.
Henri Richard Rank
Henri Richard's Popularity
Henri Richard was a famous Canadian ice hockey player, who was born on February 29, 1936. As a person born on this date, Henri Richard is listed in our database as the 30th most popular celebrity for the day (February 29) and the 129th most popular for the year (1936).
People born on February 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Henri Richard is the 2313th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Henri Richard's birthday, Henri Richard is the 980th most famous Canadian and ranks 55th in famous people born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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