Maurice Richard
The crown jewel of the 1961 Hockey Hall of Fame Class, MauriceRocket” Richard had the three year wait for HOF eligibility waived so that he could be enshrined right after he retired. Nobody should dispute that decision as the career of Richard was that important not just to Hockey but to the province of Quebec as well.
Look at the list of goal scoring firsts that the Rocket had: He was the first to score 50 goals in 50 games and the first to net 500 goals in a career. Richard led Montreal to the Stanley Cup eight times and played in thirteen straight All Star Games. The 1947 Hart Trophy winner was so beloved in Montreal that when he was suspended by NHL President Clarence Campbell for the remainder of the 1955 season (for punching out a lineman) that when Campbell took in a game at the Forum he was pelted with eggs before he could sit down, and a riot ensued in Montreal.

Maurice Richard remains an iconic figure in Quebec and the NHL correctly created the Maurice Richard Award which is annually given to the player who scores the most goals.  Hopefully in generations to come, Maurice Richard will remain celebrated as the icon he was…at least let’s hope this stays the case in Quebec!

Should Maurice Richard be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree wtih this induction. - 75%
I am fine with this induction. - 25%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Elected In: Sunday, 01 January 1961
  • Position: Right Wing
  • Played For: Montreal Canadiens
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Hart Trophy (1947)
    First Team All Star (8) (1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955 & 1956)
    Second Team All Star (6) (1944, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 & 1957)
    All Star Games (3) (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Most Goals (5) (1945, 1947, 1950, 1954 & 1955)
    Stanley Cup Rings (8) (Montreal Canadans 1944, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960) 

Should Maurice Richard be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree wtih this induction. - 75%
I am fine with this induction. - 25%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%

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