626 by 9

A Goal-By-Goal Timeline of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard's Scoring Career

By (author) Sheldon Posen
Categories: History
Publisher: Canadian Museum of History
Paperback : 9780660192550, 36 pages, April 2004

Table of contents

ForewordIntroductionKey -- Stick handling around these pagesGoal-by-goal TimelineSuperlatives, Streaks and StatsOvertimeList of Credits


“626” and “9” – two numbers that conjure up one of the most important figures in Canadian hockey: Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. During the 1940s and 50s, the Montreal Canadiens’ right winger in Sweater Number 9 blazed his way into the record books with 626 career goals, and helped define his tie and place at a turning point in Canadian history. 626 by 9 is a timeline of The Rocket’s scoring career, with the stories behind the important goals, photographs of The Rocket in action, pictures of the sticks he used to score the milestones, and images of the awards and trophies he received for setting record after scoring record.