Maurice Richard biography
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.