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Henri The Great: Henri Richard was born in Montreal on … well, actually, his debut in 1936 came on February 29, so we’re a day early here in observing his birthday. A veteran of 20 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, he won 11 Stanley Cup championships in bleu, blanc, et rouge. Elevated, like his elder brother, Maurice, to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the man they called the Pocket Rocket served as captain of Montreal, which his brother never did. Henri Richard died at the age of 84 in March of 2020. (Image: Antoine Desilets, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal)