Montreal Canadiens great Dickie Moore is dead at 84, the team announced this afternoon.
The team says Moore died this morning in Montreal.
The Hall of Famer spent most of his 14-year NHL career with the Canadiens, wearing number 12.
Moore played left wing for the Habs from 1951 to 1963, winning six Stanley Cups and the Art Ross Trophy for the most regular season points twice, in 1958 and 1959.
Moore scored 261 goals and had 347 assists in 719 regular season games over his career. He added 110 points — 46 goals and 64 assists — in 135 career playoff games.
There was no immediate word on the cause of death.
Team alumni association president Réjean Houle said Moore had been ill for three months and was living in a seniors home.
“We lost an idol from the 1950s,” Houle said. “He won five Stanley Cups in a row. He was a great warrior.”
Moore is survived by his daughter Lianne, his son John and their spouses and several grandchildren. There was no immediate word on funeral plans.