The story behind Place Jean-Béliveau


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

This photo of Jean Béliveau was taken at the Bell Centre in Montreal in 2009.

The large open area in front of the Videotron Centre is named in honour of hockey legend Jean Béliveau (1931-2014). Born in Trois-Rivières, he began his hockey career at age 15 with the Victoriaville Panthers. He was later recruited by the Citadelles de Québec and the As de Québec, where he became the incontestable star.