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Maurice Richard

Maurice Richard

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: August 4, 1921
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
Shoots: Left
Hart Memorial Trophy 1946-1947
Brother of Henri NHL Second All-Star Team (1944, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957) NHL First All-Star Team (1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956) Hart Trophy (1947) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959) Missed majority of 1940-41 due to ankle injury vs. Boston, November 3, 1940. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 29, 1942. Missed remainder of 1942-43 due to leg injury vs. Boston, December 27, 1942. Suspended for last 3 games of regular-season and playoffs by NHL for on-ice incident in game vs. Boston, March 10, 1955. Missed majority of 1957-58 due to Achilles tendon injury vs. Toronto, November 13, 1957. Missed remainder of 1958-59 regular due to ankle injury vs. Chicago, January 18, 1959.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh