Beliveau is among the most beloved Canadien’s of all-time, having won an astounding 10 Stanley Cup championships. He led by example and wore the celebrated Captain’s “C” in Montreal for 10 seasons, spanning nearly the entire decade of the 1960’s until his retirement following the 1970-71 season.
His individual accomplishments are numerous, the highlights of which include 507 goals, 712 assists and 1219 points in 1125 games played. His playoff numbers are no less impressive with 176 points in 162 playoff contests. He was 10 times an NHL First or Second Team All Star and partook in 13 NHL All Star games. His mantle is full of hardware, which include the 1956 Art Ross trophy awarded to the NHL’s leading scorer, the 1965 Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs and 2 Hart Trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player, earned in 1956 and 1964. Jean went out on top, retiring after winning his 10th Stanley Cup in 1971 even though there was plenty of hockey remaining in him as evidenced by his scoring totals that year.
The 1970-71 season saw Beliveau rack up 76 points in 70 regular season games played. Jean also dominated the 1971 playoffs, tabbing 22 points in 20 contests and leading the league in playoff assists with 16 of them. The Hockey News’ definitive list of the 50 Greatest Players of all time ranked “Le Gros Bill” as the 7th greatest player in the history of the NHL. Beliveau is a legendary member of the Hockey Hall of Fame where he is recognized as one of the games all-time greats.
The postcard is in beautiful condition and the signature is a 10.