Jean Beliveau …

 August 31, 1931 – December 2, 2014

Jean Beliveau Olympic Torch

Jean Beliveau

Though I played sports (Hockey, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field …) nearly every day for over 40 years, I am often very critical toward Professional Sport and it’s many bloated fools and their follies.

Yet … a precious few DO rise above the din and money. Such a person – such a man – was Jean Beliveau – my Hockey Hero.

Grace, Class, Humility, Elegance, Dignity, a Genteman … nearly every virtue you would want or expect or hope for in your Hero … and yourself … he carried.

A Champion in athletics – A Champion in Life.

Jean Beliveau 2
“Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work.” – Jean Beliveau
Jean Beliveau Le Gros Bill
“Le Gros Bill”
Jean Beliveau 3
Smooth as ice
Jean Beliveau and The Stanley Cup
Jean Beliveau and The Stanley Cup
Jean Beliveau wth Stanley Cup and Conn Symthe Trophy 1965
Jean Beliveau wth Stanley Cup and Conn Symthe Trophy 1965

The Stanley Cup

Stanley Cups
10 Stanley Cups as a player / 7 Stanley Cups in management
Conn Smythe Trophy
Conn Smythe Trophy winner for Most Valuable Player in 1965 playoffs
Hart Memorial Trophy
Hart Memorial Trophy / Most Valuable Player – 1956 and 1965

Played in the NHL All-Star Game 13 times between 1953 and 1969
First Team All-Star 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61 
Second Team All-Star 1957–58, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1968–69

Art Ross Trophy
Art Ross Trophy winner as Leading Scorer – 1955/56 Season
Jean Beliveau Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award 2009
jean Beliveau and statue
When you get a statue and you’re still alive …
Jean Beliveau and the Order of Canada
Jean Beliveau receiving the Order of Canada in 1998
Jean Beliveau passes the torch ...
Jean passes the torch …
Jean Beliveau skates at retirment 1971
Jean Beliveau skates at retirment 1971

So long Jean
Thanks for everything


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6 thoughts on “Jean Beliveau …”

    1. Thank you. This was a special man. Was asked to be Governor General of Canada and turned it down – said it would require that be away from his family too much. He affected a great many people in his lifetime – for the better. Quite a legacy.

    1. When I look at him and so much that he stood for – and what Hockey was all about in those days – compared to now, I see a sad and marked decline. Probably never to be recovered.

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