Richard, Maurice

Richard, Maurice (Joseph Henri Maurice Richard) zhōzĕf´ äNrē´ môrēs´ rē´shär˝ [key], 1921–2000, Canadian hockey player, b. Montreal. Richard, nicknamed the Rocket by his admirers, played his entire career (1942–60) with the Montreal Canadiens, where he became a great hockey star and a French-Canadian icon. He established many National Hockey League records, including becoming the first to score 50 goals in a regular season, which was then 50 games, and eight points in one game. His career total was 544 goals in regular season play.

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