The son wheeled his dad across the ice, and they watched together as the dad’s number 3 rose to the rafters. And they were proud.
And from Dick Irvin’s book “The Habs,” the words of Pierre Bouchard:
” If you look in the book you’ll see that Bouchard scored seventy-nine goals for the Montreal Canadiens. That’s both of us. And it took us twenty-seven years to do it. I stuck right beside Ken Dryden and I guess my father stuck right beside Bill Durnan. We were what you would call “defensive defencemen.” Very defensive.
I was born in 1948 so I saw very little when it came to watching my father play hockey. I remember going to a few games and I used to blackmail my mother. If she wouldn’t buy me ice cream or peanuts, I would cheer for the other team. But even though I don’t remember how he played, as far as I’m concerned my father was the best.”