Remembering Habs Legend, Jean Beliveau
Jean Beliveau has passed away at the age of 83. The winner of an incredible 17 Stanley Cups (10 as a player, 7 as an executive), is best known for his kindness, compassion and class.
This “star of stars” as NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman called him in 2009, left quite a mark on the past and present NHL players alike.
Wayne Gretzky who is considered the greatest player to ever lace skates was more amazed by Beliveau’s accomplishments than his own.
If you think his impact was only with players that may have been kids from his era, think again. 19 year old Montreal Native and NY Rangers forward, Anthony Duclair sent out this tweet.
— Anthony Duclair (@aduclair10) December 3, 2014
Current Canadiens superstar, PK Subban had similar sentiments.
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) December 3, 2014
Former Canadien, Rejean Houle recollected on NHL.com:
“Going through the years and the social activities around Montreal, the social events that we’ve had to raise money and all of that, Mr. Beliveau was always the first one to be there,” Houle said. “I don’t know how many nights and weekends he [spent] giving his time for the community, giving his time for people who needed help.”
So on Tuesday, the hockey community lost an icon, the world lost a hero.
For more on this great, check out NHL.com today.