Hall-of-Famer Richard “Dickie” Moore passed away at the age of 84 on Saturday.
He won six Stanley Cups and played 654 of his 719 NHL regular season games with the Montreal Canadiens, who discussed his life and career here.
The Canadiens discussed some of his highlights:
Moore’s NHL career really took off in 1954-55 after he first etched his name on the coveted Stanley Cup in 1953. The skilled left winger would quickly become one of the league’s most prolific point getter. After successively recording 36, 50 and 58 points from 1954 to 1957, Dickie Moore rose to the top in 1957-58, notching 36 goals and a total of 86 points to earn the Art Ross trophy for the first time. Considering that he had played the last three months of the regular schedule with a cast on his left forearm, his achievement was nothing short of remarkable. The following year, Moore was even more dominant tallying 41 goals and a league-leading 96 points, shattering the season point record of 95 set by the legendary Gordie Howe and earning his second Art Ross trophy.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman also released a statement following Moore’s passing:
“Dickie Moore was a player of great skill and even-greater heart, someone admired on the ice for his will to win and adored in the community for his commitment to good deeds. A six-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time scoring champion, Dickie Moore refused to let injuries stop him from reaching remarkable heights of success. As we mourn his passing, the National Hockey League family sends our deepest condolences to his family and his many friends inside and outside of the game.”