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About Maurice Richard
He was a Canadian Ice hockey player who is noted for playing 18 seasons for the "Montreal Canadiens" under the National Hockey League (NHL). He was gifted his first ice skates when he was only four years old. Richard’s father created a backyard ice surface where he skated, including skating on other local rivers.
During his career, he made a remarkable mark by being the first player to ever score 50 goals in one season in the NHL – he also became the first to reach a 500 career goal mark.
In 1960, he went on retirement, holding the record of the all-time leader in goals scored, with a total of 544 goals.
He was born to father, Onésime Richard who was a carpenter, and mother, Alice Laramée. He is the oldest of eight siblings, namely; Rollande, Georgette, Marguerite, Claude, Henri, Rene and Jacques.
He got married to Lucille in 1942 and they both divorced in 1994. During twilight of his existence, his partner was Sonia Raymond. He had seven children, namely; Maurice Jr., Norman, Huguette, Suzanne, Polo, Jean and Andre.
Richard won the "Most Valuable Player" between 1946-1947 at the Hart Trophy.
He won the Stanley Cup Championship 8X.
Richard also won the "Canadian Athlete of the Year" at the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1957.
He was chosen as the "Canadian Press Male Athlete of the Year" in 1952, 1957 and 1958.
He was a boxer and also played basketball.
He was named as one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.
Injuries prevented Richard from joining the military during the World War II.
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Maurice Richard's Popularity
Maurice Richard was a famous Canadian ice hockey player, who was born on August 4, 1921. As a person born on this date, Maurice Richard is listed in our database as the 71st most popular celebrity for the day (August 4) and the 114th most popular for the year (1921).
People born on August 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Maurice Richard is the 2192nd most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Maurice Richard's birthday, Maurice Richard is the 709th most famous Canadian and ranks 7th in famous people born in Montreal, QC, CAN.
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