- NAME: Maurice Richard
- OCCUPATION: Hockey Player
- BIRTH DATE: August 04, 1921
- DEATH DATE: May 27, 2000
- Did You Know?: Maurice Richard is the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in a regular season.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal, Canada
- PLACE OF DEATH: Montreal, Canada
- Full Name: Joseph Henri Maurice Richard
- Nickname: Rocket
- AKA: Maurice Richard
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Ice hockey player Maurice Richard played for the Montreal Canadiens and became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in a regular season.
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Ice hockey player Maurice Richard was born on August 4, 1921, in Montreal, Canada. He played right wing for the Montreal Canadiens and became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in a regular (50-game) season. His nickname, "Rocket," reflected his speed and aggressive play. He was also noted for his clutch scoring and fiery temper. He died on May 27, 2000.
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