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On October 9, 1971, just months after witnessing the retirement of their longtime captain, the [...]More
Jean Beliveau proudly wore the “C” for 10 seasons, the longest tenure in team history.More
On October 11, 1961, a new era begins for the Canadiens. With the departure of Doug Harvey to [...]More
When he was named head coach of the Canadiens in 1940-41, Dick Irvin Sr. was already an [...]More
Béliveau, who had picked up seven points in five games during two brief visits with the big club, agreed to an unprecedented, five-year, six-figure contract, the richest ever offered to an NHL player.
The ink on his contract barely dry, Béliveau suited up for the Stanley Cup Champion Canadiens that evening, playing in the NHL All-Star Game against the top players from the rest of the league. He registered an assist on Maurice Richard’s goal, the only Habs marker of the evening as the Canadiens dropped a 3-1 decision to the All-Star squad.