Re­tired Hab Steve Be­gin grad­u­ates high school

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - SPORTS - PIERRE SAINT-AR­NAUD

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.”

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