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Facts and Figures: Henri Richard's career

Late forward won 11 Stanley Cup titles, scored one OT goal in 20 seasons with Canadiens

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Deputy Managing Editor

Henri Richard, a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, died Friday at age 84.

Richard spent his entire NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens and holds the Canadiens record for games played (1,258). His 1,046 points and 688 assists are third in Montreal history, and his 356 goals are eighth.

Here are some of the key numbers from Richard's 20-season career:

1 -- 30-goal season for Richard. He scored an NHL career-high 30 goals in 1959-60, when he helped the Montreal Canadiens win their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup championship.

2 -- Stanley Cup-winning goals scored by Richard. He scored in overtime of Game 6 in the 1966 Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings (the only overtime goal of his career) and scored the winner in Game 7 of the 1971 Cup Final against the Chicago Black Hawks.


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3 -- Goals scored by Richard in 1974-75, his final NHL season. He scored his last two regular-season goals as part of a five-point game against the Washington Capitals on Nov. 10, 1974. Those were also the last points of his career. His final playoff goal came against the Buffalo Sabres on April 29, 1975.

4 -- NHL All-Star teams made by Richard. He was a First-Team All-Star in 1957-58 and a Second-Team All-Star in 1958-59, 1960-61 and 1962-63.

5 -- Seasons that Henri Richard and older brother Maurice Richard played together with the Canadiens. Montreal won the Cup each of those five seasons.

6 -- Hat tricks by Richard during his 20 NHL seasons. Five came during the regular season; the last one, on April 20, 1967, was his only three-goal game during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

7 -- Most goals scored in one postseason by Richard. He scored seven goals and had 11 points in 13 games in 1965, when the Canadiens won the Cup for the first time since 1960.

8 -- Goals by Richard in in 71 games in 1972-73, his fewest in any season when playing at least 50 games. He nearly equaled that total in the 1973 playoffs, when he scored six goals in 17 games

9 -- Seasons when Richard scored at least 21 goals. Six of the nine came consecutively, from 1957-58 through 1962-63. After finishing with 14 goals in 1963-64, he scored at least 21 again from 1964-65 through 1966-67.

10 -- Richard's ranking in penalty minutes in Canadiens history. He was assessed 932 minutes in penalties, 355 fewer than older brother Maurice, who's fourth with 1,287.

Video: Henri Richard won Cup a record 11 times as a player

11 -- Stanley Cup championships won by Richard, the most by any player in NHL history. Bill Russell of the NBA's Boston Celtics is the only other player in a major North American team sport to win that many championships.

12 -- Points by Richard during the 1960 playoffs, when he led the NHL in scoring. He matched that NHL postseason career high in 1971, again helping Montreal win the Cup.

33 -- Richard's plus/minus rating in 1972-73, the best of his NHL career. He was plus-21 or better six times after the NHL made rating an official statistic in 1959-60. Richard finished his career plus-243 and never finished a season worse than plus-2 (1966-67).

40 -- Points by Richard in 1955-56, his rookie season (19 goals, 21 assists). He had at least 50 points in each of the next 11 seasons.

47 -- Power-play goals in the NHL regular season by Richard, who never scored more than six in a season. In all, 311 of his 358 goals were scored at even strength -- and he never scored a shorthanded goal.

52 -- Assists by Richard in 1957-58, when he led the NHL for the first time. He was also No. 1 in assists in 1962-63 with 50.

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