NHL Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau Dies at Age 83

December 2nd, 2014 by Tim Keeney Leave a reply »

Montreal Canadiens legend and NHL Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau has passed away at the age of 83.

The team's official Twitter feed confirmed the news:

Very few players—in any sport—will ever put together a career as successful as Beliveau's. A member of the Canadiens organization for his entire 20-year career, he sits second in team history in assists (712) and points (1,219), third in goals (507) and fourth in games played (1,125).

Beliveau made 13 All-Star Game appearances, won the Art Ross Trophy (league's top scorer), Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) and Hart Memorial Trophy (league MVP) on two occasions. He was a part of 10 Stanley Cup-winning squads, serving as the captain for many of those teams.

But while Beliveau's individual and team accomplishments were seemingly never-ending, they were matched by his character off the ice. Beloved and revered not only by those in Montreal but by fans and players across the world, he is known as one of the classiest, most respectful players to ever lace up the skates.

ESPN's Keith Olbermann and TSN's Gord Miller paid their respects ...

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