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Hall of Famer Beliveau dies aged 83

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Ice Hockey hall of famer Jean Beliveau died on Tuesday night aged 83.

One of the finest and most elegant centres to grace the rink Beliveau helped lead the Montreal Canadians to an unprecedented five straight Stanley Cups during the 1950s and 1960s.

He won 10 Stanley Cups in total over a career spanning nearly 20 years.

He scored 507 goals before his retirment in 1971.

A year later Béliveau was inducted into the hall of fame.

He played in 14 NHL All-Star Games and was named the league’s Most valuable player twice.

A Canadian national treasure, Beliveau was known for his deceptive speed, stick-handling finesse and pure strength – strength that helped him survive throat cancer in 2000 and two strokes in 2010 and 2012.