Photos: Canadiens' legend Jean Béliveau in hospital

 

The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that Hockey Hall of Famer Jean Béliveau, 80, suffered a stroke Monday night and was admitted to hospital.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau played 18 seasons with the Canadiens, including 10 as team captain, and was part of 10 Stanley Cup championship teams.</div>
 

Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau played 18 seasons with the Canadiens, including 10 as team captain, and was part of 10 Stanley Cup championship teams.

Photograph by: Gazette File Photo

 
<div id="page1">Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau played 18 seasons with the Canadiens, including 10 as team captain, and was part of 10 Stanley Cup championship teams.</div>
Children lined up to get Beliveau's autograph during  a skate at St. Michel arena with the legends of hockey, April 26, 1999.
Canadiens centreman Jean B&#233;liveau holds up four pucks to mark his four-goal night in his team's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins at the Montreal Forum on Nov. 5, 1955. At left is linemate and fellow Hall of Famer Bert Olmstead.
Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau hands off a torch  during pre-game ceremonies during NHL Eastern Conference quarter final playoff action, in Montreal Monday April 18, 2011.
Montreal Canadiens star centreman Jean Beliveau, age 25, sifts through fan mail at his kitchen table just before Christmas 1956.
Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau at home holding a small Stalnley Cup in his office, August 24, 2011.
Former Montreal Canadiens player Jean B&#233;liveau at his home in Longueuil near Montreal,  Wednesday September 29, 2010.
Montreal Canadiens centreman Jean B&#233;liveau kisses the Conn Smythe Trophy on May 1, 1965 as the inaugural winner of the annual trophy awarded to the NHL's most valuable player in the postseason. Earlier that night in the Canadiens' Stanley Cup-clinching 4-0 Game 7 win over Chicago, B&#233;liveau set an NHL playoff record that still stands with the fastest winning goal in regulation time: 14 seconds into the first period.
Hockey legend Jean Beliveau waves the puck to be used in Guy Lafleur's farewell game between the Anciens Canadiens and the Hall of Famers at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Sunday, December 5, 2010.
Montreal Canadiens captain Jean B&#233;liveau celebrates one of his 18 career three-goal hat tricks in his team's Montreal Forum dressing room during the 1960s, wearing the fedora of coach Hector (Toe) Blake. Twelve of B&#233;liveau's 18 hat tricks came on Montreal ice.
Hockey legends Guy Lafleur (L) and Jean Beliveau (R) listen to the Canadian national anthem before Lafleur's farewell game between the Anciens Canadiens and the Hall of Famers at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Sunday, December 5, 2010.
Montreal Canadiens' centre Jean Beliveau crowds the net of Detroit Red Wings goaler Glenn Hall during a 1955-56 game at the Montreal Forum.
Former Canadiens player great Jean Beliveau at home with his wife, Elise Beliveau, August 24, 2011.
"It was a great honor to be captain for 10 years" --Beliveau - June 9, 1971
Gordie Howe holds Maurice Richard's jersey as Dickie Moore (left) and Jean Beliveau (right) take part in celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal, Friday December 4th 2009.
Habs greats (from left) Jean Beliveau, Maurice Richard and Dickie Moore played with pride and passion.
Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau is helped onto the ice for a presentation prior to NHL preseason game between the Canadiens and the Florida Panthers at the Bell Centre in Montreal September 27, 2010.
Jean Beliveau, tries lace3s up his skates for the opening game of the 1958/59 season against the Chicago Black Hawks.
Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau acknowledges applause from the crowd during on-ice presentation prior to NHL preseason game between the Canadiens and the Florida Panthers at the Bell Centre in Montreal September 27, 2010.
Montreal Canadiens legends (L-R) Jean Beliveau, Emile Bouchard, Elmer Lach and Patrick Roy sit together during a ceremony to celebrate the Canadiens 100th anniversary in Montreal, December 4, 2009.
A man checks out statues of former Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau Thursday, April  23, 2009 outside the Bell Centre in Montreal after the Canadiens were eliminated in their first-round pairing with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins hapless habs were swept 4 games to none.
Former Montreal Canadiens great, Jean Beliveau displays his honorary doctorate (Doctor of Laws) he was bestowed by Concordia University chancellor David P. O'Brien during Spring Convocation ceremonies Sunday, June 7, 2009 Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal.
During the 1962-63 season, Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau battles Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Tim Horton and goaler Johnny Bower in Montreal Forum goal crease action.
Montreal Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau is seen with his wife, Elise and daughter Helene in their south shore home Tuesday March 27/07.
(L-R) Jean Beliveau, Butch Bouchard and Doug Harvey pose for a photo during a friendly exhibition at the St. Lambert Curling Club, Feb. 21, 1957
Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean B&#200;liveau beside a sculpture of himself at the Montreal Canadiens Centennial Plaza Thursday, December 4, 2008 outside the Bell Centre after its inauguration. The event was part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the storied hockey club.
Montreal Canadiens Jean Beliveau and Gazette reporter Red Fisher in the early 1960s.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper presents Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau with an autographed puck prior to black-tie gala in Beliveau's honour March 29, 2007.
The letter written in  1968 by then-Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau to the Grade 3  students at The Sisters of Saint Ann School in Caughnawaga, Que., who took a vote in class and chose Beliveau as their favourite hockey  player.
Former Montreal Canadiens Jean B&#233;liveau (C) tips the Stanley Cup towards Bobby Hull as Gordie Howe (L) looks on. The Montreal Jewish Hall of Fame payed tribute to Jean B&#200;liveau on April 30, 2008.
(L-R) Henri Richard, Toe Blake and Jean Beliveau on the first day of training camp for the 1967/68 season
Montreal Canadiens right wing Alexei Kovalev (27) shakes hands with Toronto Maple Leafs Jonny Bower, while Montreal Canadiens greats Jean B&#200;liveau and Guy Lapointe, during ceremonies prior to NHL action in Montreal on January 08, 2009.
(L-R) ) A young Serge Savard and the veteran Jean Beliveau during a game a the Forum in the late sixties.
Former Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau addresses invited guests at the launch of the updated version of his biography at the Bell Centre Wednesday, October 12, 2005.
(L to r) Montreal Canadiens Jean Beliveau, Jose Theodore, Saku Koivu, and Emile Bouchard joke with photographers Monday Oct. 06, 2003 in the team's dressing room while showing off old-style shirts the team will be wearing for part of this season.
Jean Beliveau kisses comedian Don Rickles on the forehead, July 28, 1998.
Boom Boom Geffrion (right) applauds for Rocket Richard (left) as Jean Beliveau smiles at softball game between Canadiens and ex Canadiens at Pierrefonds, Sept. 01, 1994.
Jean Beliveau, here in 1971, won 10 Stanley Cups during his 18 year career with the Montreal Canadiens.
A number of hockey greats including Montreal Canadiens great Jean B&#233;liveau attended the memorial service for Montreal Canadiens' legend Sam Pollock on Monday, August 20, 2007 at the Ste. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Hatley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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