Canadiens Host Poignant Pregame Ceremony Honoring Jean Béliveau

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Jean Béliveau Tribute in Montreal - Full (12_9_14)

The Montreal Canadiens held a pre-game ceremony tonight to honor Jean Béliveau—who played in Montreal for 20 seasons, winning 10 Stanley Cups and assorted individual awards—after he passed away last week at the age of 83. The video above really gets going at the 9:50 mark with one of the most silent moments of silence I've ever (not) heard at a sporting event, followed by a booming standing ovation for Béliveau's crying wife Elise Couture Beliveau, and a stirring a capella rendition of O Canada in French and English by all 21,000+ in attendance at the Bell Centre.