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Henri Richard

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Henri Richard
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1979
Born (1936-02-29)February 29, 1936
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died March 6, 2020(2020-03-06) (aged 84)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1955–1975

Joseph Henri Richard (February 29, 1936 – March 6, 2020) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975.

Richard died on March 6, 2020 in Laval, Quebec of Alzheimer's disease-related problems, aged 84.[1] After his death, his son sent his brain to be studied. Doctors said that Richard had Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Henri Richard, Hall of Fame Center for Montreal Canadiens, Dies at 84". The New York Times. March 6, 2020.
  2. "Henri Richard had CTE at time of death, brain study finds". ESPN. 14 June 2023. Retrieved July 27, 2023.

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