From The Canadian Press:
MONTREAL — A subjective look at the 10 top players in the Montreal Canadiens' 100-year history:
1. Jean Beliveau: The big centre was so gifted the Canadiens bought an entire senior league to secure his rights in the 1950s. He came through with 507 goals, 712 assists and 10 Stanley Cups in an 18-year career that ended in 1971. He was team captain the last 10 years. Beliveau was named MVP of the league in 1956 and 1964. He later served as team vice-president, a period in which seven more Cups were won.
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My Comment: My father was a hockey fan .... and he loved the Rocket. I would have placed him as #1, and I am sure the Jean Beliveau would agree.