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We don,t know but we think because his awesome shots and how fast he sskated.

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Q: Why was Maurice Richard called 'The Rocket'?
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Yes, Henri Richard is the Pocket Rocket who is the brother of MAurice Richard the Rocket.

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Maurice Richard was nicknamed "The Rocket" for his fiery and passionate play. His younger brother, Henri, was often referred to as "The Pocket Rocket" or later as simply "The Pocket".

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Why was Maurice Richard known as the Rockett?

Maurice Richard was known as "the rocket" becasue he was very fast(on of the fastest players in the National Hockey League)

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I believe 2 Henri Richard ( the pocket rocket) And the greatest Maurice "the Rocket" Richard hope this helps.

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What was the name of the book by maurice Richard?

The name of the book by Maurice Richard is "The Rocket: A Cultural History of Maurice Richard." It is a biography of Maurice Richard, one of the greatest hockey players in history.