Retired Hab Steve Begin graduates high school
MONTREAL — Former NHL leftwinger Steve Begin made nearly $7 million during his career and started an engineering company after retiring from the game, but he always felt he was missing something.
It took 22 years, but on Thursday Begin finally got that missing piece in his life when he received his high school diploma.
Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge personally gave the Habs’ former number 22 and six other students his certificate at a ceremony at the Bell Centre, home of the National Hockey League’s Canadiens.
“I have been lucky despite my lessthan-intelligent decision to drop school,” Begin acknowledged at the ceremony. “I fulfilled my dreams. I succeeded in life. I have a super family. I have a company. Everything is going well — but I always knew something was missing.”