Montreal Canadiens Legend
Henri Richard Speaker Profile
Winning the most Stanley Cups in history, Henri Richard was born February 29, 1936 and is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. He was the brother of hockey legend Maurice 'The Rocket' Richard and consequently, because he was 15 years younger and three inches shorter, he was given the nickname The Pocket-Rocket.
Henri won 11 Stanley Cups, more than any other player in NHL history. Former teammate and predecessor as team captain Jean BÃ©liveau has 17 Stanley Cup titles, but only 10 as a player (the other 7 as an executive.) Only one other athlete in North American professional sports has achieved winning eleven championships in his respective league - Bill Russell of the NBA's Boston Celtics.
The 11 Cup titles gave Henri the unusual claim of having more championships than he had birthdays at the end of his career. He was born on February 29 during a leap year, so his birthday came around only 9 times before he played his final game.
He was named captain of the Canadiens in 1971 and always wore the number 16 which was retired December 10, 1975 by the Canadiens in his honour. Henri retired in 1975 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1998, he was ranked number 29 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. He currently serves as an ambassador for the Canadiens' organization.
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