Lise Richard Wiki – Biography
Lise Richard wife of Henri Richard. Joseph Henri Richard was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League from 1955 to 1975. He was the brother of Canadiens legend and fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Maurice Richard.
Lise Richard Age
His age is unknown.
Henri Richard and his wife, Lise Richard had 5 children Michele Richard, Gilles Richard, Denis Richard, Marie-Fance Richard and Nathalie Richard.
Henri Richard Early Life
Henri Richard was born on February 29, 1936 in Montreal, the son of Alice (Laramée) and Onésime Richard. His father worked as a machinist for the Canadian Pacific Railway, specifically at the Angus Yards. His older brother Maurice Richard played hockey for the Montreal Canadiens beginning in 1942, when Henri was six years old.
Maurice Richard quickly became a superstar player for the Canadiens, earning the nickname Rocket Richard, and Henri Richard wished to emulate his brother and go into hockey. Henri joined the junior Montreal Canadiens as a 15 year old, and led the QMJHL in scoring for two consecutive seasons before being promoted to the NHL.
Henri Richard Career
Henri Richard began his professional career playing on the same team as his older, more famous brother; and comparisons between himself and his brother were easy to make. He was nicknamed “Pocket Rocket” while still a junior in reference to his brother’s nickname “Rocket Richard,” as well as the fact that Henri Richard was shorter than his brother.
The two Richard brothers’ style of play was quite different. Maurice Richard was famous for driving at the net with brute force; however Henri Richard preferred tactical playmaking and outthinking the opponent. Maurice shot left; Henri shot right. Maurice was a goalscorer who was the first to score 50 goals in 50 games, and led the league in goals on five occasions; Henri led the league in assists twice, in 1957–58 and in 1962–63. Maurice was strong; Henri was fast. However, they had one thing in common: both were willing to be physical on the ice.
Henri Richard Death Cause
Henri Richard, the Montreal Canadiens’ Hall of Fame center who played on an N.H.L.-record 11 Stanley Cup winners and skated alongside his brother Maurice the Rocket when the Canadiens ruled hockey in the 1950s as the Flying Frenchmen, died on Friday in Laval, Quebec. He was 84.
The Canadiens announced his death. The newspaper Le Journal de Montreal reported in 2015 that he had Alzheimer’s disease.
Henri was 15 years younger than Maurice, who was one of the greatest players in hockey history and a star on three Stanley Cup winners by the time Henri joined the Canadiens in 1955.