Longueuil renames street after hockey great Jean Béliveau

LONGUEUIL – The City of Longueuil announced Tuesday that it is renaming Victoria St. in honour of one of its longstanding residents – hockey legend Jean Béliveau.

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Béliveau passed away in Dec., 2014.

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Nicknamed Le Gros Bill, the hockey star scored 507 goals, won 10 Stanley Cups and was captain for 10 seasons before his retirement in 1971.

Jean Béliveau chats with former teammates Jean-Guy Talbot (centre) and Dollard St.Laurent in Montreal, Thursday, Nov.11, 1999. CP PHOTO/Montreal Gazette-John Kenney
Jean Béliveau poses with his granddaughter Magalie Roy, 13 and wife Elise in Montreal, Thursday, Nov.11, 1999. The Canadian Press Images/Calgary Herald
This is how the home page looked like in honour of Jean Beliveau's passing. Canadiens de Montreal
Montreal Canadiens team captain Jean Béliveau holds the Stanley Cup trophy after his team's 3-2 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks in the NHL playoff game in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday night, May 18, 1971. (AP Photo)
Montreal Canadiens' legend Jean Béliveau holds a torch during a pre-game ceremony before the NHL hockey season opener between the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Montreal, Saturday, January 19, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

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He and his wife, Elise, lived on Victoria St. for over 50 years.

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