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A look at Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau

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MONTREAL, QC - MAY 1: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens pours champagne into the Stanley Cup Trophy after the Canadiens defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 4-0 in Game 7 of the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals on May 1, 1965 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
CANADA - APRIL 27: Weary Jean Beliveau smiles wanly as he prepare for hockey action. Montreal Canadiens are worried about captain's work this season û and so is he. Nobody has to tell me I'm not playing well, Beliveau says. I don't seem to have stamina any more. When you are not plying well, it is not fun any more, he adds. (Photo by Frank Lennon/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 27: A commemorative statue of Jean Beliveau stands outside the Centennial Plaza at the Bell Center prior to the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Florida Panthers on March 27, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
MONTREAL- APRIL 19: A photo of the banners commemorating the retired jerseys of Jacque Plante, Bernard Geoffrion and Jean Beliveau hanging in the Bell Centre prior to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 19, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Capitals defeated the Canadiens 5-1 and now lead the series 2-1. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
MONTREAL- DECEMBER 4: Former Montreal Canadien Jean Beliveau speaks to fans during the Centennial Celebration ceremonies prior to the NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins on December 4, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Bruins 5-1. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Hockey great, Jean Beliveau poses with his dog Kiwi, in his Longueuil, Quebec home on October 16, 2003. Beliveau is celebrating 50 yrs with the Canadiens. Sports. (Christinne Muschi/ Toronto Star). (Photo by Christinne Muschi/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
May 12, 2009 -JEAN BELIVEAU-Habs legend Jean Beliveau receives an honorary degree from Ryerson University Tuesday May 12, 2009. Taking part in the ceremonial hooding of Jean Beliveau is Ryerson President Sheldon Levy. Toronto Star/Tara Walton (Photo by Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Eastern Conference All-Star captain Alex Kovalev #27 of the Montreal Canadiens, NHL legend Jean Beliveau, NHL legend Bob Gainey and Western Conference All-Star captain Joe Thornton #97 of the San Jose Sharks participate in the ceremonial dropping of the puck at center ice during the 2009 NHL All-Star game at the Bell Centre on January 25, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
MONTREAL - JANUARY 8: Jean Beliveau, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens, salutes the crowd prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs as the teams salute their Original Six rivalry at the Bell Centre on January 8, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
2004 Season: Jean Beliveau celebrates goal against Terry Sawchuk. John Ferguson in front And Player Jean Beliveau. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - MAY 16: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens puts his arms around teammates goalie Ken Dryden #29 and Frank Mahovlich #27 following their victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the 1971 Stanley Cup Finals on May 16, 1971 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens scores on goalie Ed Johnston #1 of the Boston Bruins as Dallas Smith #20, Derek Sanderson #16 and Bobby Orr #4 look on during Game 2 of the 1971 Quarter Finals on April 8, 1971 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - 1971: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens battles with Bobby Hull #9 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the Montreal Forum circa 1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 9: Bobby Hull #9 of the Chicago Blackhawks is chased by Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens during their game on December 9, 1968 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens argues with the referee during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 24, 1965 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - MAY 1: Former Canadien Maurice Richard congratulates Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens on winning the Stanley Cup Trophy and the Conn Smythe Trophy during the celebration in the locker room after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals on May 1, 1965 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 9: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens passes the puck during Game 2 of the 1960 Stanley Cup Finals on April 9, 1960 at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
Canadian ice hockey player Jean Beliveau sits on the floor in his home and cuts out news stories about his career to paste into a large scrapbook in front of him, December 1952. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Canadian ice hockey player Jean Beliveau autographs hockey sticks for children at an unidentified banquet event, December 1952. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Canadian ice hockey player Jean Beliveau autographs photographs as he sits at a desk in his home, December 1952. The books on the top of the desk are all from the Collection Marabout, a semi-monthly series of paperbacks books (mostly fiction). (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Canadian ice hockey player Jean Beliveau of the Quebec Aces skates with the puck during practice in the Quebec Coliseum (later known as the Colisee Pepsi), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, December 1952. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Close-up of Canadian ice hockey player Jean Beliveau of the Quebec Aces, December 1952. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey player Jean Beliveau, cigar in mouh, reading a book in his bed. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey player Jean Believeau, greeting children at an outdoor skating rink causing much attention. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey player Jean Believeau, in hockey uniform. (Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
1950S: Jean Beliveau #4 of the Montreal Canadiens poses for an action portrait circa 1950's. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
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MONTREAL (AP) - A quick look at Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau, who died Tuesday at 83:

Born: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Aug. 31, 1931.

Stanley Cups: 10 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971).

All-Star game appearances: 13 (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969).

Awards: Art Ross Trophy for most points (1956), Hart Trophy as NHL MVP (1956, 1964), Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP (1965).

Career stats: 507 goals and 712 assists for 1,219 points in 1,125 games.

More about Beliveau: His No. 4 was retired by the Canadiens in 1971. ... He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. ... His name is engraved on the Stanley Cup a record 17 times, counting the seven titles Montreal won while he was an executive.

Personal: Married wife Elise Couture in 1953 and the couple had one daughter, Helene.

Quote: "I always enjoyed the playoffs. I enjoyed playing in it. Everybody, not only the players, but management, the fans, maybe the press, everybody is so much more nervous. So I enjoyed every game."


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