Feb 28, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT
Montreal’s legendary gentleman and captain Jean Beliveau was hospitalized on Monday after suffering a stroke.
The Canadiens’ website shared the news of Beliveau’s breakdown in health and asked that his family have their privacy at this time. At 80-years-old Beliveau has had some health troubles in recent years yet remains the icon of hockey in Montreal.
Beliveau was captain of the Canadiens from 1961 until his retirement in 1971. When he left the game he was the Canadiens’ all-time points leader. Since then he’s only since been passed by Guy Lafleur. During his career with the Canadiens, Beliveau was a part of 10 Stanley Cup championship teams and served as the captain on five of them.
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