TORONTO – Cold Canadian winters and wear and tear have taken a toll on the star of the late hockey legend Jean Beliveau.
A large, jagged crack has separated the bottom left corner of Beliveau’s star on Canada’s Walk of Fame from the rest of the red granite stone plaque in Toronto’s theatre district.
His former NHL club, the Montreal Canadiens, is hoping the marker honouring “Le Gros Bill,” will be fixed.
The star is set to be replaced, but that could take a few more months.
Beliveau was inducted into the Walk of Fame in 2001 for his contributions to sport.
The hockey great passed away last December aged 83.
He spent 18 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens between 1953 and 1971, winning 10 Stanley Cup championships with the team.
He won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player in 1956 and 1964 and the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s scoring leader in 1956.