December 3, 2014

JEAN BÉLIVEAU PASSES AWAY

TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee released the following statement of condolence after NHL legend, Jean Béliveau passed away.

“It is with great sadness to hear that we have lost a hockey legend in Jean Béliveau, a friend I have known for more than four decades. He was a true gentleman and an inspiration to Canadians on and off the ice. On behalf of everyone at the Canadian Olympic Committee, we send our deepest condolences to his friends, family and the Montreal Canadiens organization.”

 – Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

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