Richard, who had been wearing number 15, asked and received number 9. As his health deteriorated, Richard was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and doctors suspected he had Alzheimer's disease. On June 27, 2001, the unveiled a monument in Jacques-Cartier Park, in , honouring Richard, and he was inducted into. Richard made fourteen All-Star appearances and added eight Stanley Cup Championships, including one in his final season. On May 27, 2000, Richard died in Montreal of respiratory failure after a three-year battle with abdominal cancer. Gérard Binette, Mariages de Notre-Dame du Très Saint-Sacrement Montréal , 1926-1990 Montréal, 1992.
However, coach Dick Irvin had faith in Richard, and kept him on the disabled list. The Canadiens lost in the Final to the Red Wings in seven games. The celebration of his life that shortly followed was unmatched in Canada, and in very few places around the world. Admiration for the Rocket's talent, tenacity, skills and abilities on the ice. In hockey, players are allowed to hit each other, but never is a player allowed to hit an official.
The most common strategy was to check him hard, play him chippy and insult him into drawing a penalty. The goalies could see the fire in his eyes as he skated towards them. The final game of the season was in Boston at the dreaded Boston Garden. I had always heard about him growing up but after watching that movie he really was the greatest hockey player ever. Rocket's amazing drive for 50 goals in 50 games is considered to be perhaps the greatest achievement in the history of hockey. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. In 1957—58, he was named to the and in he was named to the Second All-Star Team.
He dedicated it to Dick Irvin, who had died a few months earlier. This remained the league standard until Darryl Sittler's 10-point night in 1976. The team used the occasion to organize a special event at which the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame including Butch Bouchard, Jean Béliveau, Guy Lafleur, and Robert M. Only one other athlete in North American professional sports has achieved winning eleven championships in his respective league— of the. He was tightly-checked in the playoffs, scoring only three goals. Dupuis and the film magicians capture Richard's swooping, darting style beautifully. Campbell was rushed out of the arena.
Apparently it never effected his hockey ability, but it concerned the army medics enough to rule him unfit for the war effort. On the giant screen at the centre of the rink, the Rocket was weeping. In 1943, Richard's first child was born, Huguette, and she was nine pounds. But that victory was an exception. Richard struck him twice before anyone could intervene. These were: in 1931 the Pittsburgh Pirates of Pennsylvania founded in Philadelphia as the Quakers for the 1930 — 31 season ; in 1935 the Ottawa Senators founded in St Louis, Mo. The appointment, and those of twenty others that year made by the on the advice of , remains unusual as, traditionally, being made a privy councillor is an act reserved for members of , , and certain others who require access to classified documents.
This trait also caused one of the most notorious incidents in league history. Maurice grew up in the Bordeaux district, near Ville Saint-Laurent Montreal , and got his start in hockey there, first with his school team, and then with the neighbourhood one. His eyes would glow,and even as a kid was often scared by the glare. After two lack-lustre seasons, Richard had an outstanding season, scoring 43 goals and 65 points, but was held to just one goal in a five-game semi-final loss to the. Gunshots rang out, stores were looted, and a full scale riot was underway.
When Campbell stood up at the end of the first period, a spectator tossed a tomato, which hit him in the face. This was the closest Richard came to winning a points scored title, one of the few honours to elude him during his career. Richard was known not to start fights, but would willingly fight back and finish them, including the fights of other team-mates. He also amassed 421 assists for a total of 965 points in 978 regular season games. Maurice Richard à 16 ans. The game-winning goal would be his 18th, a record.
Richard again made the First All-star team. As a teen, Richard excelled at baseball and boxing. The fiery temper that often inspired Richard to greatness caused him to spend a fair bit of time in the penalty box. Richard Riot Main article: On March 13, 1955, Richard was given a for engaging in a fight with in a game against the. Richard picked up the puck after scoring, but he then threw the puck down violently, before picking it up again and keeping it.