Maurice has just turned 17, he is shy and lacks self confidence. The only thing that matters to him is playing hockey. Each night, after spending his days working hard at the factory, he puts on his skates and throws himself on the ice, body and soul into the pursuit of his dream - to become a national hockey league player.
More than his talent and agility, it is this burning passion that will propel him into the hockey hall of fame. Dick Irnin, coach of the Canadiens Hockey Club, will know how to feed this profound obsession to win and will push Maurice to become a true scoring machine. Throughout the seasons, Maurice Richard (Roy Dupuis) will surpass numerous records and each one of his exploits will resonate into the hearts and souls of French Canadians. In the process and against his wishes, he was crowned a hero for generations to come.