A very happy Jean Béliveau in 2006, congratulated by granddaughters Mylène and Magalie, upon being conferred an honourary doctorate of law at McGill University.
© Bob Fisher
National Hockey League icon Jean Béliveau celebrates his 82nd birthday on Saturday with the best wishes of all of us at Hockey Inside/Out – and from far, far beyond. Many happy returns to the ageless, timeless legend of the Canadiens and the game of hockey, perhaps the sport’s greatest ambassador and certainly one of its finest gentlemen.
Here’s a feature I wrote back in June to mark the 60th wedding anniversary of Jean and Élise Béliveau, a peek into the remarkable lives of hockey’s Royal Couple.
You’re welcome, of course, to extend your best wishes to Mr. Béliveau in the Comments section below, and perhaps add your own personal history about your relationship from near or afar with the man who epitomizes class.