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Henri Richard

1936 - 2020

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Joseph Henri Richard (February 29, 1936 – March 6, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. He was nicknamed "Pocket Rocket" after his older brother, Canadiens' legend and fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Maurice "Rocket" Richard. Henri won the Stanley Cup 11 times as a player, the most in NHL history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Richard has received more than 758,880 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Henri Richard is the 17th most popular hockey player (down from 7th in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Canada (down from 167th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Henri Richard ranks 17 out of 364Before him are Stan Mikita, Viacheslav Fetisov, Mario Lemieux, Sergei Makarov, Jari Kurri, and Igor Larionov. After him are Guy Lafleur, Georges Vézina, Jiří Holík, Bobby Orr, Teemu Selänne, and Alexander Ovechkin.

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Among people born in 1936, Henri Richard ranks 299Before him are Victor Lanoux, Carl Icahn, Emil Loteanu, Jurij Koch, Eva Hesse, and Francisco Ibáñez Talavera. After him are Nutan, Stephen E. Ambrose, Jan Sokol, Giora Feidman, August Schellenberg, and Lane Smith. Among people deceased in 2020, Henri Richard ranks 315Before him are Ewa Demarczyk, Éva Székely, Adalet Ağaoğlu, Soumitra Chatterjee, Hau Pei-tsun, and Irm Hermann. After him are Marcello Abbado, Lee Kerslake, Rika Zaraï, Maria Itkina, Rajendra K. Pachauri, and John Baldessari.

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Among people born in Canada, Henri Richard ranks 270 out of 1,350Before him are Michael Ignatieff (1947), Garou (1972), Paul Bley (1932), John Abbott (1821), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), and Henry Czerny (1959). After him are Hal Foster (1892), August Schellenberg (1936), George London (1920), John Vernon (1932), John Murray (1841), and Tricia Helfer (1974).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Henri Richard ranks 7Before him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Maurice Richard (1921), Gordie Howe (1928), Phil Esposito (1942), Bobby Hull (1939), and Mario Lemieux (1965). After him are Guy Lafleur (1951), Georges Vézina (1887), Bobby Orr (1948), Marcel Dionne (1951), Howie Morenz (1902), and Brett Hull (1964).