A Close-Up Glimpse Of The Rocket’s Last Goal


In the spring of 1960, Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard scored his final goal of his brilliant career. It was his 626th goal, and it occurred in Toronto during the Habs four-game sweep of the Leafs to win their fifth Stanley Cup in a row. When the series ended, the Rocket retired, although he did attend training camp briefly the next season.

When this photo was printed in one of the Toronto papers, I mailed a letter there, with the help of my mother or father of course, asking if it was possible to have a photo, and they indeed sent me a 6×8 black and white glossy which has lived in my old scrapbook ever since.

Players in the photo include the Rocket, Tim Horton #7, Allan Stanley, Henri Richard, Johnny Bower, and Dickie Moore. You can see Moore looking in the net where the puck is.

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