Jean Beliveau jersey retirement October 9, 1971 One of the best players and people to ever don a Canadiens jersey, Jean Beliveau announced his retirement from hockey on Jun. 9, 1971, after a career that saw him rack up 1,219 points in 1,125 games. In 20 seasons with the Habs, Beliveau hoisted the cup an astonishing 10 times. Five months later on Oct. 9, 1971, his No. 4 was raised to the rafters of the Forum and retired forever alongside Howie Morenz and Maurice Richard.