Hockey legend “The Pocket Rocket” has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NHL Hall of Famer Henri Richard has passed away. He was 84.

Richard passed away in LaVallee, Québec, Canada. An official cause of death has not been announced at this time.

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“Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the Richard family,” the team wrote in a statement.

“The Pocket Rocket” won 11 Stanley Cups in his career. That’s the most in NHL history.

He was also one of the top 100 greatest players in the sport.

Richard played his entire career with the Montréal Canadiens. He played from 1955-1975.

Also, he was the team’s captain from 1971 until his retirement in 1975. His No. 16 Jersey was retired by the team on December 10, 1975.

Richard wasn’t the only Hall of Famer in his family. Maurice “The Rocket” Richard is also a hockey legend and Hall of Famer.

He passed away 20-years ago in May 2000 at 78. “The Rocket,” who played for the Habs from 1942-1960, passed away in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Richard appeared in 1,258 games in his career. He had 358 goals and 688 assists for 1,046 points. He was also a four-time All-Star and the winner of the Masterton during the 1973-74 season.

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