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Encyclopedia > Jean Béliveau

Jean Arthur Béliveau CC, born August 31, 1931 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada was a professional ice hockey player. He is a Canadian icon, and one of the most respected figures to have ever played the game. CC in Roman numerals is 200. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The hallmark of the city of Trois-Rivières, the Laviolette Bridge. ...

Jean Beliveau

A star at an early age, he won the Quebec Senior Hockey League scoring championship with the Quebec Aces in 1953 then joined the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Three years later, in 1956, Béliveau won both the Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the league's scoring champion and the Hart Memorial Trophy as its most valuable player. During his 18 year career in Montreal, he played on 10 Stanley Cup winning teams and was team captain for five of them. A powerful skater, he had a polished air of composed confidence that made him a natural leader both on and off the ice. Admired and respected by fans, teammates and his opponents, he was the first player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy for his performance in the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Montréal Canadiens (officially le Club de Hockey Canadien, and known as le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, The Habs, le Tricolore, les Glorieux, la Sainte-Flanelle, les Habitants, le Canadien, the Flying Frenchmen) are the oldest established National Hockey League and a member of the Leagues Original Six. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday. ... The Art Ross Memorial Trophy is given to the National Hockey League player with the highest combined total of goals and assists during the regular season. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ...


Jean Béliveau retired at the end of the 1970-71 season as his teams all-time leading scorer and the NHL's all-time leading playoff scorer. He scored 507 goals and had 712 assists for 1,219 points in 1,125 NHL regular-season games plus 70 goals and 97 assists for 176 points in 162 playoff games. In 1972, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ...


After his playing days were over, Béliveau remained with the Canadiens team as an executive and goodwill ambassador while doing charitable work through the "Jean Béliveau Foundation" established in 1971. In 1993 he transferred the foundation to the "Society for Disabled Children."


Jean Béliveau has been given many awards including several honorary doctorates from Canadian universities, plus the Loyola Medal in 1995. He was made a member of the National Order of Quebec and is a Companion of the Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian award. In 1994 he was offered the position of Governor General of Canada but declined. In 2001 his name was added to Canada's Walk of Fame, the same year he was honored with his portrait on a Canadian postage stamp. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Order of Quebec (in French Ordre national du Québec) is an order of merit given by the government of the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning they desire a better country. ... The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada, normally simply known as the Governor General of Canada in French, Gouverneur(e) général(e) is the Canadian representative of the monarch (presently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canadas Walk of Fame consists of a series of stars out front of Roy Thomson Hall (and by other theaters across King Street) in Toronto, Ontario. ... This is a list of people on stamps of Canada. ...


In November 2004, Jean Béliveau supported the NHL's position in the National Hockey League labor dispute (2004), arguing that the players' demands would damage the sport and the league. A National Hockey League labour dispute began in 2004 and, as of May 2005, remains unresolved. ...


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