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2005 Hockey Legends - the Montréal Canadiens

It is a doctrine and passion, a sport that defines a nation."Canada's Game" emerged from the combined histories of its first immigrants. Meet four of hockey's legends; players from the Montréal Canadiens, every one of them a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
2005 Hockey Legends of the Montréal Canadiens Jean Béliveau (Centre: 1950 - 71)

Jean Béliveau was omnipresent on the ice and impossible to stop, a fact that made him the all-time leading scorer (regular season plus playoffs) for Montréal and the all-time leading scorer in Stanley Cup history. His integrity on and off the ice was legendary and inspired his team to establish the Jean Béliveau Fund for underprivileged children when he retired in 1971.

2005 Hockey Legends of the Montréal Canadiens Guy Lafleur (Right wing: 1971 - 91)

Guy Lafleur's rink-long rushes and booming shot made him one of the greatest right-wingers to ever play the game. He was the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons. Through the history of the Canadien franchise, Lafleur leads in both assists and points, and is second only to "Rocket" Richard for total goals scored.

2005 Hockey Legends of the Montréal Canadiens Jacques Plante (Goaltender: 1952 - 63)

Celebrated as one of hockey's most influential goalies, Jacques Plante blazed a trail for all netminders by refusing to play without a protective face mask. He also pioneered numerous puck handling maneuvers and took the stand-up goaltending style to new levels. His book, "The Art of Goaltending" was the first of its kind to capture the true depth of his dedication.

2005 Hockey Legends of the Montréal Canadiens Maurice Richard: (Right wing 1942 - 60)

his fiery passion for the game was epitomized by his inspired play during the 1952 playoffs. After being knocked unconscious, "The Rocket" returned and scored against Boston before having fully regained his senses. A hero to hockey fans everywhere, Richard's legendary scoring power prompted the NHL to establish an annual trophy in his name for the leading goal scorer through the regular season.

2005 Hockey Legends of the Montréal Canadiens

The Coins

These sterling silver 50 cent coins contain 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, have a diameter of 27.13 mm and a weight 9.3 gm. Royal Canadian Mint engravers adapted photographs supplied by the Hockey Hall of Fame to capture players from the Montréal Canadiens at their legendary best.

The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

2005 Set of four sterling silver, specimen finish 50 cent coins.
Only 25,000 sets minted.

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2005 Hockey Legends - the Toronto Maple Leafs

Johnny Bower (Goaltender: 1958 - 70)

Fearlessness was his claim to fame. Johnny Bower went mask less for the vast majority of his career, yet is was a regular occurrence to see Bower dive head first into the path of an attacking player in order to poke check the puck off the stick of his opponent. By backstopping the Leafs to four Stanley Cup championships, Bower is rightfully hailed as one of the best goalies of all time.

Tim Horton (Defenceman: 1949 - 70)

Tim Horton's strength was legendary. His superb overall game played a key roll in the three consecutive Stanley Cup championships won by the Toronto Maple Leafs between 1962 and 1964. Hockey fans revere him as the strongest man ever to play in the NHL.

Darryl Sittler (Forward: 1970 - 82)

Arguably the most popular player in the history of the franchise, Darryl Sittler became the Leafs youngest Captain at age 24. In 1976 he delivered the greatest offensive game in NHL history, collecting 6 goals and 4 assists. But it wasn't just the quantity of points earned by Sittler, his timing, skill and leadership were extraordinary.

Dave Keon (Centre: 1960 - 75)

Dave Keon excelled at everything the game demanded. He was fast, agile and had one of the best backhands ever. Keon's ability to kill a penalty was unmatched. He set a league record with 8 shorthanded goals in 1970 - 71. Despite his competitive nature, Keon received just 2 minutes of penalties during the '62, '63 and '67 seasons. It's no coincidence that the Leafs won the Stanley Cup in each of those campaigns.

2005 Set of four sterling silver, specimen finish 50 cent coins.
Only 25,000 sets minted.

$119.95 CDN

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