Jean Beliveau's Skates by Carole Brunet

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Taken with a Canon PowerShot S3 IS, 6 megapixels.

I took that image in front of an arena in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. This is a shot of a great hockey player’s skates in the Montreal Canadien Hockey Club. M. Jean Béliveau, #4. My image of this entire man wasn’t good so I put his skates untill I’ll get another good one of him.

For a challenge… Sports in Statue and Such.

Beliveau made the All-Star Team 10 times, was the leading scorer of all time for Montreal and the all-time leading scorer in Stanley Cup history as well. After playing a total of five regular season games in 1950-51 and 1952-53, he played another 18 seasons with Montreal, and in 10 of those he led the team as their captain.

In 1981 he was named to the selection committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Beliveau received an honourary degree in physical education from the University of Moncton, New Brunswick. Beliveau worked for the Canadiens in public relations until 1993 as senior vice-president of corporate affairs but he maintained ambassadorial prestige with the team even to this day. In 1994 he became the only NHL player to be offered the position of Governor General of Canada, but Beliveau turned it down because the job would have taken too much time away from his family.

Featured in Public Art on February 21, 2009.

Featured in Statues and Such on February 23, 2009.

Finished in 2nd position of Top 10 in Sports of the Statues and Such group on February 27, 2009

Home Page Feature on February 2nd, 2010


  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 6 years ago

    One of the greats! Awesome shot Carole :)

  • Thank you so much Shelly!

    – Carole Brunet

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Carole! We can even read he artist’s signature!

  • Thanks sister!

    – Carole Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 6 years ago

    OMG….If I show this to my husband, he’ll be in love!!! (he plays hockey with Shelly’s husband!!) Wonderful shot, Johanne!!! guess it doesn’t get better than this!

  • Thank you Wendi!

    – Carole Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 6 years ago

    Love the snow around them, enhances the overall look

  • Thanks for your kind words.

    – Carole Brunet

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 6 years ago

    absolulutely brillliant – this works so well!

  • Thank you so much for your great comment. I appreciate it!

    – Carole Brunet

  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganabout 6 years ago

    I spotted this fabulous shot last night! Wonderful … Mr. B is a hero for all of us ! cheers from Calgary

  • Thank to a hockey fan. I appreciate it!

    – Carole Brunet

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on having your work featured on the Red Bubble Winter Olympics inspired home page.
    February 2nd 2010.

  • Thank you so much…. I’m doing the happy dance right now !!!

    – Carole Brunet

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Oh my, what I wouldn’t give to be in a place like this right at this very moment! Beautiful capture, it’s been a long time since I was able to go and see a hocket match. Love your treatment, it’s like it a wonderful painting. Love the apparent patina of metal.

  • Thank you so much, I really apprciate your comment.

    – Carole Brunet

  • Emma Moss
    Emma Mossabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, love the textures and the light!

  • Thanks for your nice comment!

    – Carole Brunet

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...about 5 years ago

    Oh wow! Congratulations on your home page feature. Marvelous my friend. Well deserved.

  • Thank you my dear friend, nice to you!

    – Carole Brunet

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