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MONTREAL – Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau died Tuesday. He was 83.
The team confirmed the death of the Hall of Fame center and one of the most beloved players in Canadiens history.
A supremely skilled center who spent 18 fulls seasons and parts of two others with Montreal, Beliveau was also a popular ambassador for the sport. He scored 507 goals, won 10 Stanley Cups and was captain for 10 seasons before his retirement in 1971. He then moved seamlessly into an executive position with the club.
Beliveau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.