Today in 1971 Jean Believau scores his 500th NHL goal. He scored it against Gilles Gillbert and the Minnesota North Stars. Beliveau would retire after the 1970-71 season, and when he retired he was the Montreal Canadiens all time leader in points, second in goals (behind Guy Lafluer) and the NHL record holder for playoff scorer. He finished his career with 507 goals,712 assist and 1,219 points.
He would be inducted into the Hockey Hall Fame in 1972.