Maurice “Rocket” Richard

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Joseph Henri Maurice “the Rocket” Richard, Sr., PC, OC, OQ (French pronunciation: [ʁiʃaʁ], English: /rɨˈʃɑrd/; August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1942 to 1960. The “Rocket” was the most prolific goal-scorer of his era, the first to achieve the feat of 50 goals in 50 games. He lived most of his life in Ahuntsic, Montreal…more

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