Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beliveau Put Canadiens Ahead Of Personal Glory

Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau was named the 20th captain of the Canadiens in 1961. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

Hockey legend Jean Béliveau earned nearly every individual award an NHL player could ever desire during his 20-year Hall of Fame career.

Béliveau won his only Art Ross Trophy — given to the NHL's regular-season scoring champion — in 1956, collected a pair of Hart trophies as league MVP and played in 14 all-star games, representing the Montreal Canadiens.

The Trois-Rivières native also became the first player to be named the Stanley Cup playoffs' Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 1965.

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