Today in Sports History: March 3

In 1968, Canadian hockey player, center Jean Béliveau, scored his 1,000 career-point becoming the 2nd player in the NHL to score 1,000 points. Throughout his career, Béliveau played with the Montreal Canadeiens from 1950- to 1971. 

Overall in his 20 seasons, he played 1,125 games, scored 507 goals, had 712 assists, and 1,219 penalties. He had won 10 Stanley Cup Championships, and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy in the 1964-65 season. He was also awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy twice in the 1955-56 and 1963-64 season, and the Art Ross Trophy in 1955-56., 

Once retired in 1971, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972 for his outstanding career. Beliveau worked for the corporate side of the Montreal Canadiens in 1993 as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and stayed with the team until he passed in 2014. Before passing, he was awarded the NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008-09.

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