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The Rocket scores #500
Photo: courtesy of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club (David Bier)

The Rocket scores #500

To great acclaim throughout the hockey world, The Rocket becomes the first player to score 500 regular season goals. (Montreal, October 19, 1957)

Stick used to score goal 500
CMC 2002.81.32
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Photo: Stéphane Juteau

Goal 500 confirms The Rocket as the king of hockey.


The Hockey News, 1957
The Hockey News, 1957
Courtesy of The Hockey News

500th Goal Clock
CMC 2002.81.30
Photo: Stéphane Juteau

Clock presented to Maurice Richard in honour of his 500th goal