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Dickie Moore, Hockey Legend and Rental Company Owner, Dies at 83

Dickie Moore, Hockey Legend and Rental Company Owner, Dies at 83

Dickie Moore, legendary hockey player and founder of Montreal-based Dickie Moore Rentals, has died at the age of 84. Moore was an inductee in the National Hockey League Hall of Fame after an outstanding career with the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won of six Stanley Cups, including five in succession from 1956 to 1960. Moore played with hockey legends Maurice “Rocket” Richard and Henri Richard, playing on the same line as the Richard brothers for years.

Moore was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974. He founded Dickie Moore Rentals in Lachine, Quebec, in 1961, while still playing hockey for the Canadiens. A contractor-oriented equipment rental company, Dickie Moore Rentals now has branches in Longueuil, Quebec, and Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.

Moore led the NHL in scoring in 1957-58, with 36 goals and 48 assists, despite playing much of the second half of the season with a cast on a broken left wrist. He led the league in scoring again the following season with 95 points, setting a then-single-season points record. Moore played the majority of his career for Montreal, later playing with Toronto and St. Louis.

Moore’s son John described his father as generous with his time, always answering requests for autographs with legible signatures.

Moore was a well-respected competitor in the rental industry. In addition to his son John, he is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter, Lianne; and several grandchildren.

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