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Maurice Richard

A hockey player that played in the NHL from 1942-1960. He inspired many young kids to play hockey and never give up on their dreams.
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Blake Lemire

on 6 May 2010

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Transcript of Maurice Richard

Maurice
"the rocket"
Richard Age + Birth Place Maurice Richard Was born In
Montreal, Quebec, Canada on
August 4th 1921. He unfortunately
died on May 27th 2000. Occupation Maurice Richard played as an NHL player back in the 1940's all the way to 1960. He played for the Montreal Canadiens and became one of the best players to ever play for their team. Career History Maurice "the rocket" Richard played in the NHL from 1942 all the way to 1960. He became the first player to ever score 50 goals in 50 games and score 500 goals in his career. During his career he won the Stanley Cup 8 times, and the heart trophy in the 1946-1947 season. He also put on 14 straight All Star teams Impact on Society Maurice deffinately impacted the whole world with the way he played hockey. For a long time the montreal canadiens didnt win any stanley cups, until Richard started playing for them. I would say he changed the way people thought about canadiens and hockey. Before American teams won alot of the stanley cups but when Maurice entered the league they were on fire, winning 8 stanley cups while he was a playter on their team. Organizations Invovled In Besides from being involved in the National Hockey League he took part in the All Star team for a number of years, and the Stanley cup playoffs. Growing up he worked in a factory. He was an average guy who only took part in what he had to.
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