M2004.144.76.1 | Death of Maurice ''The Rocket '' Richard

 
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Drawing, cartoon
Death of Maurice ''The Rocket '' Richard
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
2000, 21st century
Ink and felt pen
23.4 x 23.5 cm
Gift of Mr. Terry Mosher
M2004.144.76.1
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

Like a national flag, Maurice Richard's famous number 9 is flown at half mast to illustrate the grief of his admirers following his death on May 27, 2000.

  • What

    Richard's hockey career was a source of pride to French Canadians, for whom he was a true national hero.

  • Where

    Flags are flown at half mast on public buildings when a famous person, usually an important political figure, dies.

  • When

    This cartoon was published the day after Richard's death on May 27, 2000.

  • Who

    One of the most famous players in Montreal Canadiens' history, Maurice Richard played in the National Hockey League from 1942 to 1960.