Jacques Richard

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Birthday
7, 1952
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 8, 2002 (50)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1952
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 8, 2002 (50)

About

Former NHL center known to be one of the game's top prospects that never lived up to expectations.

Before Fame

He had a remarkable junior hockey career, leading him to be drafted 2nd overall by the Atlanta Flames in 1972.

Trivia

He was arrested in 1989 for attempting to smuggle cocaine into Canada and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

Family Life

After his retirement his life continued on in its downward spiral, concluding with his death in a car crash while under the influence.

Associated With

He played alongside Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur on the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts in the early 1970s.

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