Joseph Henri Richard (born February 29, 1936) is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. He is the brother of Canadiens legend and fellow Hockey Hall of Famer Maurice 'The Rocket' Richard. Fifteen years younger and three inches shorter, he was given the nickname "The Pocket-Rocket". In 1998, he was ranked number 29 on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
By Dean Hanley
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