Habs Legend Dickie Moore Passes at 84

Sad news came out of Montreal Saturday afternoon as Habs legend and Hall of Famer Dickie Moore has passed away at the age of 84.

Photo: GAZETTE FILE - Montreal Star.

Photo: GAZETTE FILE – Montreal Star.

Dickie Moore was born in Montreal on January 6th, 1931. He played for the Montreal Jr. Royals and the Montreal Jr. Canadiens through his junior career while winning two consecutive Memorial Cup Championships in the process.

During the 1951-52 NHL season, Moore made his NHL debut. He appeared in 33 regular season games, notching 18 goals and 15 assists. He also took part in 11 post-season contests where he put up two points. It was enough to make him a candidate for the Calder Award for Rookie of the Year.

While Dickie Moore was unable to claim the Calder during his rookie campaign, he etched his name in the Art Ross Trophy for both the 1958 and 1959 seasons and won the Stanley Cup a total of six times. Furthermore, Dickie was an NHL First Team All-Star twice, NHL Second Team All-Star once and appeared in the All-Star game six times. Moore also posted 96 points in the 1958-59 season, which broke the record set by Gordie Howe. It has since been broken by Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky.

Moore retired following the 1962-63 campaign but came back the following year to play for Montreal’s rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs. He then took another break from the game before playing for the St. Louis Blues in 1967-68, which would be hist last time lacing up the skates. However, Dickie Moore went out on a tear as he tallied 14 points in 18 games in the playoffs when the Blues made it to the finals that year.

In 1974, Dickie Moore was recognized for his fantastic career by being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Additionally, The Hockey News ranked him 31st in their 100 Great Hockey Players in 1998 and the Montreal Canadiens retired his #12 on November 12, 2005 along with Yvan Cournoyer.

Moore was a great ambassador for the game and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughter Lianne, his son John and their respective families.

The following is a video with Dickie Moore from 2013 with Abe Hefter:

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