Henri Richard, hockey player (b at Montreal 29 Feb 1936). The younger brother of Joseph-Henri-Maurice "Rocket" Richard, he played with the Montreal Canadiens 1955-75. The nickname "Pocket Rocket," which he thoroughly disliked, compared him to his famous brother at the start of his career, but gradually he earned his own reputation, becoming one of the best all-round players in the NHL. Slighter in build than his older brother, Henri had his own unique style of play completely different from Maurice's, and he became well known for his exceptional stick handling and playmaking abilities.
His name has been inscribed on the Stanley Cup 11 times (5 in a row), more than any other player. In 1256 games, he totalled 1046 points (358 goals, 688 assists); in addition to 49 goals and 80 assists in 180 playoff games. Two of his play-off goals were Stanley Cup winners. Richard retired after the 1974-75 season, and in honour of his contribution to hockey the Canadiens retired his jersey, #16, in 1975. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.