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Montreal Canadiens
(Canadiens de Montréal)
Montreal Canadiens(Canadiens de Montréal)
Conference Eastern
Division Northeast
Founded December 4, 1909
History Montreal Canadiens
1909-1917 (NHA)
1917-present (NHL)
Home Arena Bell Centre (Centre Bell)
City Flag of Canada Montreal, Quebec
Colours Blue, White and Red
(Bleu, Blanc et Rouge)
Media English
CJAD (800 AM)
French
RDS
CKAC (730 AM)
Owner(s) Flag of the United States George N. Gillett Jr.
General Manager Flag of Canada Bob Gainey
Head Coach Flag of Canada Guy Carbonneau
Captain Flag of Finland Saku Koivu
Minor League Affiliates Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1915-16, 1923-24, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1943-44, 1945-46, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86, 1992-93
Conference Championships 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1992-93
Division Championships 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1936-37, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1991-92, 2007-08

The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is officially known as Le Club de Hockey Canadien. French nicknames for the team include Les Canadiens (or Le Canadien), Le Bleu-Blanc-et-Rouge, La Sainte-Flanelle, Le Tricolore, Les Glorieux (or Nos Glorieux), Les Habitants and Le Grand Club. In English, the team's main nickname is the Habs (coming from "Les Habitants"). With the departure of the Quebec Nordiques in 1995, the Canadiens are the sole NHL team in Quebec. The French spelling Canadiens is always used in English (never Canadians). Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... CJAD is a popular English language radio station, owned by Standard Broadcasting, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, broadcasting online and at 800 kHz on the AM dial. ... Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS), is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel showing sports and sport-related shows. ... CKAC is a French-language Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... George N. Gillett Jr. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Saku Antero Koivu (born November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland) is a professional ice hockey player, and currently plays centre for the Montreal Canadiens as the current team captain. ... The Hamilton Bulldogs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Cincinnati Cyclones are a professional hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio who have played in the ECHL and the International Hockey League. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The 1915-16 NHA season was the 7th season of the National Hockey Association where Newsy Lalonde guided the Montreal Canadiens to the franchises first ever Stanley Cup. ... The 1923-24 NHL season was the seventh season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1929-30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fourteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1943-44 season was the 27th NHL season. ... The 1945-46 season was the 29th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1952-53 season was the 36th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The 1955-56 NHL season was the 39th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1956-57 season was the 40th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1957-58 season was the 41st National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1958-59 NHL season was the 42nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1959-60 NHL season was the 43rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1964-65 NHL season was the 48th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1965-66 NHL season was the 49th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1968-69 NHL season was the 52nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1972-73 NHL season was the 56th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1927-28 NHL season was the eleventh National Hockey League season. ... The 1928-29 NHL season was the twelfth regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1929-30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fourteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fifteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1936-37 NHL season was the 20th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1968-69 NHL season was the 52nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1972-73 NHL season was the 56th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... 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The Canadiens are one of the 'Original Six' teams – that is, the teams that comprised the NHL prior to the expansion of the league in 1967. They have won more Stanley Cups (24, the first in 1916, before the NHL existed, and the most recent in 1993) than any other NHL team.[1] On a percentage basis, entering the 2008 playoffs this makes them historically the third-most successful major professional sports team of the traditional four major sports of Canada and the United States, having won 24.7% of all NHL/NHA Stanley Cup championships. Only the Boston Celtics of the NBA (26.2%) and the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (25%) have achieved higher success rates. The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


The Canadiens play their home games at the Bell Centre, which was previously named the Molson Centre up until 2003.[2] Former homes of the team include Jubilee Rink, Montreal Westmount Arena, Mount Royal Arena and the famous Montreal Forum. The Forum was considered a veritable shrine to hockey fans everywhere,[3] and housed the team for seven decades and all but their first two Stanley Cup championships. The Bell Centre (French: ), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996 when they hosted the New York Rangers (a game which they won 4-2). ... The Jubilee Arena also known as Jubilee Rink was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... The Montreal Arena, also known as Westmont Arena was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... The Mount Royal Arena was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


The team's Championship season in 1992-93 still marks the last time that a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup, in a current span of thirteen seasons (fourteen years, due to the NHL lockout season).[4] The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

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Franchise history

Founded in 1909, eight years before the founding of the NHL, the Canadiens are the oldest continuously operating club in the league.


1910-17: Before the National Hockey League

The Canadiens were founded on December 4, 1909 as a charter member of the league's forerunner, the National Hockey Association (NHA). The league's founder, Renfrew mining tycoon Ambrose O'Brien had his Renfrew ice hockey team turned down for membership in the new CHA along with the Montreal Wanderers, run by Jimmy Gardner. Together they conceived the idea of forming a new league, the NHA. Mr. Gardner sold Mr. O'Brien on the idea of a team of French-Canadian players to create a natural rivalry with the Montreal Shamrocks and the Wanderers. Mr. Gardiner suggested that Mr. O'Brien name the team the 'Canadiens'.[5] Les Canadiens played their first game on January 5, 1910, coached by Jack Laviolette.[6] is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... Renfrew, Ontario, Canada is a town on the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County, located geographically in Eastern Ontario. ... John Ambrose OBrien (May 27, 1885 – April 25, 1968), was an owner in the National Hockey Association, the forerunner to the National Hockey League. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... Montreal Wanderers The Montreal Wanderers were a professional hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec and one of the founding franchises of the National Hockey League in the 1917-18 NHL season. ... James Henry Jimmy Gardner (May 21, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec - November 7, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, and Montreal Wanderers in the National Hockey Association. ... Montreal Shamrocks were a professional ice hockey team which played in the Amateur Hockey Association from 1896 to 1898, the Canadian Amateur Hockey League 1898-1905, the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association 1905-1909 and both the Canadian Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association 1909-1910. ... Toronto Blueshirts was a National Hockey Association team which played in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Jean-Baptiste Jack Laviolette (July 27, 1879 in Belleville, Ontario - January 10, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens. ...


After that first season, George Kennedy, owner of the "Club Athlétique Canadien" founded a year earlier, claimed rights to the 'Canadiens' name. To settle the dispute, the NHA granted Kennedy a NHA franchise and Kennedy signed the 'Les Canadiens' players and its playing-coach Jack Laviolette and took over the lease of the Jubilee Rink. In an unexplained transaction, the NHA franchise operating the 'Les Canadiens' was suspended by the league and the franchise and contracts operating the Haileybury Hockey Club were transferred to Kennedy. However, none of the Haileybury players ever signed with Kennedy.[7] George Kennedy, real name George Washington Kendall,[1] (December 29, 1881 - October 19, 1921) was a French Canadian hockey owner and sports promoter. ... Jean-Baptiste Jack Laviolette (July 27, 1879 in Belleville, Ontario - January 10, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Jubilee Arena also known as Jubilee Rink was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... The Haileybury Hockey Club are a defunct ice hockey club which played in Haileybury, Ontario only during the 1909-10 NHA season before they were taken over and moved to Montreal, Quebec by the Club Antique-Canadien, to became the Montreal Canadiens. ...

Georges Vézina, Canadiens goaltender from 1910 to 1925

The 1914-15 NHA season was the Canadiens' first in their famous red sweaters with a blue stripe across the middle and a red "C" inside the stripe. The only difference between these uniforms and today's was that the "C" was interlocked with an "A." However, the team had been wearing red sweaters since the 1910-11 season. In 1916 the Canadiens beat the Portland Rosebuds of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association to win their first Stanley Cup, and they returned to the finals the following season, only to lose to the Seattle Metropolitans. The next year, the Canadiens changed their corporate name to the present "Club de Hockey Canadien", and adopted the first version of their current logo (which stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien"). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1914-15 NHA season was the 6th season of the National Hockey Association. ... The 1915-16 season was the 7th season of the National Hockey Association. ... The Portland Rosebuds were an ice hockey team based in Portland, Oregon which played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1914 to 1918. ... The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. ... Seattle Metropolitans The Seattle Metropolitans were an ice hockey team based in Seattle, Washington which played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1915 to 1924. ...

Logo worn from 1913-17
Logo worn from 1913-17

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1917-32: The Early National Hockey League

The Canadiens and four other NHA teams pulled out of the NHA to form the NHL in 1917. This stemmed from a long-running dispute with Toronto Blueshirts owner Eddie Livingstone. Kennedy and his allies had the votes to throw Livingstone out of the league, but rather than risk a long court battle, they simply created a new league and left Livingstone in the NHA all by himself. Kennedy was the dominant force in the new NHL; he not only controlled the Canadiens but had loaned Tommy Gorman the money he needed to purchase the then-troubled Ottawa Senators. They moved out of the Jubilee Rink to share the Montreal Arena with the Wanderers, only to return to Jubilee after the Montreal Arena burned down in January 1918. During this season, Joe Malone scored 44 goals--a record that would last for 27 years. Longtime goaltender Georges Vezina notched the league's first shutout, blanking Toronto 9-0 on February 18, 1918. They won the first half of the regular season, qualifying for the playoffs against Toronto, but lost the playoff in what would be the first of many playoff battles with the team that would later become the Maple Leafs. The 1917-18 NHL season was the 1st regular season of the NHL. Each team played 22 games, except for the Montreal Wanderers whose season was cut short due to their arena burning down. ... Toronto Blueshirts were a National Hockey Association team which played in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Edward J. Livingstone (September 12, 1884 - September 11, 1945) was the founder of the Toronto Blueshirts, a predecessor of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. Livingstone was born in Toronto, Ontario as the youngest of three children. ... Tommy Gorman (born June 9, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - May 15, 1961) was a general manager in the National Hockey League. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... The Montreal Arena, also known as Westmont Arena was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... Maurice Joseph Phantom Joe Malone (born in Quebec City, Quebec February 28, 1890 - died, Montreal, Quebec, May 15, 1969) was a professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey Association National Hockey League, notable for his scoring feats and his clean play, and who scored the second most... Georges Vézina Georges Vézina (pronounced: vA-zEE-nuh), a. ... See also Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto St. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ...


The next year, they once again faced Seattle for the Stanley Cup, but tragedy struck with the series tied at two games apiece. Seattle was struck by the worldwide Spanish flu pandemic, and many players on both teams fell sick. On the day of the deciding fifth game, nearly every player on the Canadiens was either hospitalized or confined to bed. With most of his other players either overseas or frozen in critical jobs due to World War I, Kennedy could not find any replacements. The 1919 Stanley Cup Finals ended with a no decision after an outbreak of Spanish Influenza forced the cancellation of the series between the National Hockey League (NHL) champion Montreal Canadiens and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Seattle Metropolitans. ... The 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was a category 5 influenza pandemic caused by an unusually severe and deadly Influenza A virus strain of subtype H1N1. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...

Logo used (1917-19, 1921-22)
Logo used (1917-19, 1921-22)

PCHA president Frank Patrick vetoed a request to use players from the Victoria Cougars. The last game was canceled, and Kennedy then offered to forfeit the series--and the Cup--to the Metropolitans. However, Seattle coach Pete Muldoon felt it wouldn't be fair to accept the victory under the circumstances. As a result, the 1919 series is officially listed as a no-decision. The Canadiens went through a series of troubles after the series. Player-coach Newsy Lalonde was sick for over a month after the series, and star forward Joe Hall died five days after the series was abandoned. In the Summer of 1919, the Canadiens' home Jubilee Rink burned down, and they had to build Mount Royal Arena as a replacement. The team also lost their star player Malone, who had been on loan from the dormant Quebec Bulldogs. That team returned to the ice in 1919-20. Kennedy died in 1921; he had never recovered from the 1919 flu bug. His widow sold the team to Leo Dandurand, former player Joseph Cattarinich and Louis A. Letourneau. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Frank Patrick of Renfrew Club Frank Patrick (b. ... Victoria Cougars logo from 1990-1994 The Victoria Cougars were a Pacific Coast Hockey Association (and after its merger with the Western Canadian Hockey League, the Western Hockey League) hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia. ... Pete Muldoon (1881 – March 6, 1929), born Linton Muldoon Tracy, was a hockey pioneer in the western United States, particularly known for bringing a Stanley Cup championship to Seattle, Washington. ... Newsy Lalonde (June 26, 1887 in Cornwall, Ontario - November 27, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Joe Hall (May 3, 1882 - April 5, 1919), nicknamed Bad Joe Hall, was a professional ice hockey defenceman. ... The Mount Royal Arena was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Canada. ... This article is on the ice hockey team. ... The 1919-20 National Hockey League season was the third season of the National Hockey League. ... Leo Dandurand (born July 9, 1889 in Bourbonnais, Illinois - June 26, 1964), was a owner in the National Hockey League. ... Joseph Cattarinich Born November 13, 1881 -- Died December 7, 1938 was a goaltender in the National Hockey Association and was the first goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens in their first season of play. ...

Logo used (1919-21)

With rookie Howie Morenz completing a line between Aurel Joliat and Billy Boucher, the Canadiens once again reached the top in 1924, defeating both the Calgary Tigers (of the Western Canada Hockey League) and the Vancouver Maroons (of the PCHA) in a convoluted playoff format. In 1925, the Habs lost to the Victoria Cougars (now the Detroit Red Wings) in the last year of the old Western Hockey League challenging for the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens lost Vezina to tuberculosis in late 1925, and finished last in the league. The following season, the Canadiens signed a suitable replacement in George Hainsworth, who would win the newly created Vezina Trophy, which was awarded to the goaltender who allowed the fewest goals scored. Hainsworth would be the winner of that prize for the next few years. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Howard William Howie Morenz also nicknamed the Mitchell Meteor (June 21, 1902-March 8, 1937 in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Aurel Emile Little Giant Joliat (Ottawa, August 29, 1901 – June 2, 1986 in Ottawa) was a Canadian professional hockey left winger who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. ... William Martin Boucher (November 10, 1899 – November 10, 1958) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. ... The 1923-24 NHL season was the seventh season of the National Hockey League. ... The Calgary Tigers were a former hockey team in Calgary. ... The Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921, was a major professional ice hockey league originally based in the prairies of Canada. ... The Vancouver Millionaires were a professional ice hockey team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1911 to 1926. ... The 1924-25 NHL season was the 8th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Victoria Cougars logo from 1990-1994 The Victoria Cougars were a Pacific Coast Hockey Association (and after its merger with the Western Canadian Hockey League, the Western Hockey League) hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... George Hainsworth (June 26, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario - October 9, 1950) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ...


The 1926-27 season was the Canadiens' first in the Montreal Forum. They moved there full-time due to constant problems getting acceptable ice at the Mount Royal Arena. The 1926-27 NHL season was the tenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


Generally, however, the Habs stumbled in the playoffs until they won their third Stanley Cup in 1930, defeating the seemingly invincible Boston Bruins (who had lost a mere six games in a 44-game schedule). The "Flying Frenchmen" once again beat the regular-season champion Bruins in the 1931 playoffs, then beat the Ottawa Senators and Chicago Black Hawks to win their fourth Cup. The 1929-30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fourteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


1932-67: The end of Morenz and the Original Six

The Canadiens' stars (Morenz and Joliat) faded out in the early 1930s, and they had the worst record in the league by the 1935-36 NHL season. Stunned by such a horrible performance, the NHL gave the Habs rights to all French Canadian players for two years. They had the second-best record in the NHL in 1936-37, but were stunned by the death of Morenz on March 8, 1937 at the age of only 34. On January 28, 1937 Morenz suffered multiple fractures of his leg from a hit by Earl Seibert of the Blackhawks, and developed blood clots in his fractured leg which led to a stroke. The 1935-36 NHL season was the 19th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1936-37 NHL season was the 20th season of the National Hockey League. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earl Seibert (December 7, 1910 in Kitchener, Ontario - May 20, 1990) was a Canadian amateur ice hockey forward who played for the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...

The 1942 Canadiens
The 1942 Canadiens

The Canadiens were once again mired in mediocrity for several more seasons. The low point came in 1939-40, with a horrendous 10-win season--still the worst in franchise history. This led to talk that the Canadiens might fold. An unlikely saviour arrived in the form of Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe. The Depression had already claimed several teams, and Smythe felt that the league might not have been able to survive the loss of its oldest franchise. He persuaded the Canadian Arena Company, which had bought the Canadiens in 1935, to hire Leafs coach Dick Irvin, who had taken the Leafs to the finals six times in eight years. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (760x603, 128 KB) Montreal Canadiens hockey team, October 1942. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (760x603, 128 KB) Montreal Canadiens hockey team, October 1942. ... Seven teams remained for the 1939-40 NHL season, the 23rd for the National Hockey League. ... Constantine Falkland Kerry Smythe (b. ... Brookfield Properties Corporation TSX: BPO NYSE: BPO is a Toronto-based North American commercial real estate company. ... James Dickinson Dick Irvin (July 19, 1892 - May, 1957) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League. ...


Irvin didn't take long to turn the Canadiens around. His efforts bore fruit when, led by the "Punch Line" of Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Toe Blake and Elmer Lach, the Habs lifted the Cup again in 1944 after losing only five games in the regular season. The sophomore Richard proved he was not "small, fragile and too brittle for the National Hockey League", as GM Tommy Gorman, after Richard's rookie year, concernedly voiced. If anything, he was Morenz's successor as one of hockey's preeminent superstars. Like Morenz, Richard was a great goal-scoring forward — and both Richard and Morenz were quite physical. Richard, in fact, became the first NHL player to hit 1000 career penalty minutes. Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... Hector Toe Blake, CM (August 21, 1912 - May 17, 1995) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Elmer Lach January 22, 1918 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. ... The 1943-44 season was the 27th NHL season. ... NHL redirects here. ... Tommy Gorman (born June 9, 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - May 15, 1961) was a general manager in the National Hockey League. ... The 1942-43 season was the 26th NHL season. ...


In 1945, Richard made NHL history by becoming the first player to score 50 goals in one season, reaching the mark on the final night of the season — 50 goals in 50 games. Despite their power, the Habs lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the semi-finals. The team was to be invigorated in the 1946 playoffs, winning their sixth Stanley Cup. But in 1947, despite Rocket Richard winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL Most Valuable Player, the Habs lost in the Stanley Cup Final against the nemesis Maple Leafs. The 1944-45 season was the 28th NHL season. ... Mike Bossy, left, equalled the Rockets scoring mark. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The 1945-46 season was the 29th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

Logo used (1926-53)

In 1957, brothers Tom and Hartland Molson, owners of the Molson brewery, purchased the team. The 1950s were by far the most successful decade for the Canadiens, and it is believed by many that the Habs of this era were the best team in NHL history. Between 1951 and 1960, the Canadiens made the finals every year, winning six times (including a record five straight between 1956 and 1960). Toe Blake succeeded Irvin as coach in 1955, and they added more of the league's great players such as Jean Beliveau (nicknamed Le Gros Bill), Dickie "Digger" Moore, Doug Harvey, Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, goaltender Jacques Plante (who, in 1959, became the first goaltender to regularly wear a mask on November 1 in a 3-1 win at the New York Rangers, but not without some resistance, even from coach Toe Blake), "Rocket" Richard, and his younger brother, Henri, who became known as the "Pocket Rocket" — many thought the Habs were merely placating the elder Richard when his brother was signed. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Honourable Senator Hartland de Montarville Molson OBE , OC , DCL , CA (May 29, 1907 - September 28, 2002) was an Anglo-Quebecer statesman, and a member of the prominent Molson family of brewers. ... For the ghost town in Washington, see Molson, Washington. ... The 1950-51 National Hockey League season was the 34th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1959-60 NHL season was the 43rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1955-56 NHL season was the 39th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1959-60 NHL season was the 43rd season of the National Hockey League. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, CC , CQ , D.h. ... Richard Winston Dickie Moore (born January 6, 1931, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional hockey player, successful businessman and community philanthropist. ... For the article on the baseball umpire, see: Doug Harvey (umpire) Douglas Norman Harvey (December 19, 1924 - December 26, 1989) was a star player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Bernard Joseph André Geoffrion (February 14, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed Boom Boom, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Joseph Jacques Omer Jake the Snake Plante (born January 17, 1929 in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec; died February 27, 1986 in Sierre, Switzerland) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1959-60 NHL season was the 43rd season of the National Hockey League. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Joseph Henri Richard (born February 29, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. ...


Montreal fell into a state of unbridled love, if not obsession, with the Habs team. At no time was this more evident than when Rocket Richard was suspended for the rest of the season on March 13, 1955, for assaulting an official in the aftermath of a stick fight in a game against the Bruins. Montrealers rioted in the streets at the following game (on March 17, at home versus the Detroit Red Wings), causing millions of dollars in damage. The Canadiens had to forfeit the game, and went on to lose in the finals to the Red Wings. The previous year, the Habs had also fallen at the hands of the Red Wings, when Harvey (considered one of the best defencemen of all time) redirected a clearing attempt by the Red Wings' Tony Leswick into the Montreal net past Canadiens goaltender Gerry McNeil. In 1956 the Canadiens established a "farm team" in Peterborough, Ontario, now the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1954-55 season was the 38th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Gerald George McNeil (April 17, 1926 - June 17, 2004) won two Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Peterborough Petes is an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ...


Despite Rocket Richard's retirement in 1960, the Canadiens looked ready to win yet another, a sixth straight Cup in 1961; but they were stunned in the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks (who eventually won the Stanley Cup behind the goal-producing genius of left-winger Bobby Hull) in the semi-finals. The Canadiens continued to suffer (relative) playoff frustration until they won the Cup again in 1965, in Yvan Cournoyer's rookie season, and repeated in 1966. The 1960-61 NHL season was the 44th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... The 1964-65 NHL season was the 48th season of the National Hockey League. ... Yvan Cournoyer (born November 22, 1943 in Drummondville, Quebec) was a hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1963 to 1979. ... The 1965-66 NHL season was the 49th season of the National Hockey League. ...


1967-86: Expansion era

Canada's centennial year of 1967 was momentous for the country, and more importantly for the city of Montreal. A world's fair, Expo 67, was held in Montreal, and the Canadiens had promised to deliver the Stanley Cup to the Quebec Pavilion of the Canadian Showcase. The Stanley Cup final that year pitted the Canadiens against the Maple Leafs. Montreal was an overwhelming favorite, especially since Toronto featured two 30+-year-old goaltenders, Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower. However, the Leafs won in an upset, and instead of displaying the Cup in the Quebec Pavilion, the Habs had to watch the Leafs parade the Cup in downtown Toronto. Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the General Exhibition Category 1 Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. ... Terry Sawchuk in 1964 Terrance Gordon Sawchuk (Born - December 28, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Died May 31, 1970 in New York, NY, USA) was a Canadian Professional Hockkey Goaltender who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los... Johnny (The China Wall) Bower (b. ...


The Leafs have never been to the final since then, and with expansion in 1967, the Canadiens handily defeated the fledgling St. Louis Blues in the finals during each of the next two seasons. The Canadiens missed out on a playoff spot in 1970 on the final day of the regular season, thanks to a tiebreaker. Entering the final games of the season, the Canadiens held a two point lead over the New York Rangers, plus a 242-237 edge in goals scored. The Rangers played their last regular season game first, and beat the Detroit Red Wings 9-5 to pull even in points and take a 246-242 goal lead. This led to an unusual incident in which, since the Canadiens would make the playoffs if they scored five or more goals in their final game regardless of the outcome, Montreal coach Claude Ruel pulled his goaltender with eight minutes remaining against the Black Hawks with Chicago leading 5-2. Chicago tallied five empty net goals, but Montreal failed to score again.[1] Since Toronto missed out as well, it meant both the only time in NHL history no Canadian teams made the playoffs, as well as the only time between 1948 and 1995 that Montreal missed the playoffs — an unprecedented stretch of nearly 50 seasons. The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The St. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Claude Ruel (b. ... The 1947-48 NHL season was the 31st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


Quickly, though, the Habs got back to their winning ways in 1971, defeating the Black Hawks to capture yet another Stanley Cup in goaltender Ken Dryden's rookie season (starting a career where he would average an astonishing two goals allowed per game), in addition to long-time Leafs' star Frank Mahovlich's first in a Canadiens uniform. After 1969-70, captain Jean Beliveau, who retired in 1971, had only stayed on for the one last season at the insistence of General Manager Sam Pollock, who knew there had to be a veteran leader in Montreal. The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... The Honourable Francis William Mahovlich, CM , LL.D (born January 10, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian Senator, and formerly a talented NHL ice hockey player. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, CC , CQ , D.h. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Samuel Patterson Smyth Sam Pollock, OC , CQ (December 25, 1925 – August 15, 2007) was a legendary general manager in the National Hockey League. ...


Dryden had only played six regular-season games in '70-'71, but Al MacNeil, who had replaced Ruel midway through the season, made what was considered a wise choice in sticking with Dryden -- who had had a perfect record in those six games and a 1.65 GAA -- as the Habs dispatched the mighty Bruins in the first round. Despite his Cup triumph, MacNeil resigned amidst accusations that he showed favourtism toward the Habs' English-speaking players, including an ongoing dispute with Henri Richard. He was replaced by St. Louis Blues coach and Montreal native Scotty Bowman. Al MacNeil (b. ... The St. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ...


After losing in the quarter-finals to the New York Rangers in 1972 (Guy Lafleur's rookie season as well as Dryden's official one), they would once again win the Cup over Chicago in 1973. The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Regular Season* October 16 The Toronto Maple Leafs Norm Ullman tallies his 1,000th point. ... Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec), is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... The 1972-73 NHL season was the 56th season of the National Hockey League. ...


Dryden would sit out the season in a contract dispute, although the official line was that he was completing his law degree. The Canadiens were upset by the Rangers in the first round in 1974. While they won a division title in 1975--the first of eight in a row--they lost to the eventual Stanley Cup finalist Buffalo Sabres in the semi-finals. Henri Richard retired after that season, ending 33 consecutive seasons of a Richard being on the Habs roster. The 1973-74 NHL season was the 57th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ...


In 1976, under the leadership of head coach Scotty Bowman, they went on to win the Cup again, thwarting the Philadelphia Flyers' hopes for a third consecutive championship. The series was widely hailed as a victory for skilled play over the thuggish tactics of the "Broad Street Bullies". The team was led by Lafleur (who was in the midst of six straight 50-goal seasons, the league's first ever six-consecutive 50-goal and 100-point scorer), Cournoyer, Dryden, Frank Mahovlich's brother Pete, Steve Shutt, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe and Larry Robinson (the last three of whom a powerful triumvirate of All-Star defencemen dubbed "The Big Three"). In 1976-77 the Canadiens would set a modern-day record by only losing eight games in an 80-game season. The Canadiens would then go on to win three more consecutive Cups to close out the 1970s. Bowman left the team after the fourth consecutive Cup triumph. Earlier in the decade, he'd been promised the general manager's post when Sam Pollock retired, but the Molsons went back on their word.[8] The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Honourable Francis William Mahovlich, CM , LL.D (born January 10, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian Senator, and formerly a talented NHL ice hockey player. ... Peter Little M Mahovlich (Born: October 10, 1946 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada-) is a retired Canadian professional hockey forward and head coach. ... Steve Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a Hall of Fame ice hockey player from Canada. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Guy Lapointe March 18, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. ... For U.S. basketball player, see Larry Robinson (basketball). ... The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... Samuel Patterson Smyth Sam Pollock, OC , CQ (December 25, 1925 – August 15, 2007) was a legendary general manager in the National Hockey League. ...


The Canadiens nearly scuttled the deal between the NHL and World Hockey Association, in which four WHA teams--the Hartford Whalers (now the Carolina Hurricanes), Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques (now the Colorado Avalanche) and Winnipeg Jets (now Phoenix Coyotes)--were due to join the NHL. The Canadiens, along with the NHL's other two Canadian teams (the Leafs and Vancouver Canucks) were not pleased at the prospect of splitting television revenue with three new teams. However, when word got out that Molson was standing in the way of Edmonton, Quebec City and Winnipeg joining the NHL, consumers in those cities staged a massive boycott of Molson products. This forced the Habs to reverse themselves two weeks after the first vote and support the final deal.[8] WHA redirects here. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For the ghost town in Washington, see Molson, Washington. ...


Most of the Canadiens' best players were retired or traded by the early 1980s (the major exceptions being Bob Gainey, Robinson, and Lafleur). They would, however, pick up star Swedish left-winger Mats Naslund, as well as Guy Carbonneau in the early 1980s. By the 1985-86 NHL season, they once again had a top goaltender in rookie Patrick Roy, and another All-Star in sophomore Chris Chelios, manning the blue line. Gainey, Carbonneau, Chelios, Naslund, Robinson and Roy would lead the Canadiens to their only Stanley Cup of the decade that season, defeating the Calgary Flames. Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Mats Naslund (b. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, earning many awards during his long career. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ...


1986-present — The Modern NHL

The Montreal Canadiens won their league-leading 24th (and, to date, last) Stanley Cup against the Los Angeles Kings in 1993, during the 100th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. That playoff season, the Canadiens won an NHL-record 10 consecutive overtime games. They also tied an NHL-record by winning 11 consecutive games in one playoff year (the record is shared by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks - both teams won 11 in a row the previous year). The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


But in 1995, the Canadiens missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, and only the third time in 54 years. In December of that year, when the Canadiens lost 11-1 at home to the Detroit Red Wings, then-head coach Mario Tremblay refused to pull Patrick Roy from the net until after the ninth goal, despite the goaltender's repeated pleas. After he was pulled, Roy, approached then team president Ronald Corey and told him, "This is my last game in a Montreal Canadiens uniform."[9][10] He was traded to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche along with Mike Keane for Jocelyn Thibault, Andrei Kovalenko, and Martin Rucinsky. The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Mario Tremblay (born September 2, 1956 in Alma, Québec) is a former professional ice hockey player and a former National Hockey League head coach. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... Ronald Corey was a President of the Montreal Canadians from 1982 until 1999. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... Michael Mike Keane (born May 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL) as of January 29, 2007. ... Jocelyn Thibault (born January 12, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Andrei Kovalenko (born June 7, 1970 in Balakovo, Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Martin Ručinský (born March 11, 1971 in Most, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ...

The 1992-93 Canadiens team posing with the Stanley Cup. No team from Canada has won it since.
The 1992-93 Canadiens team posing with the Stanley Cup. No team from Canada has won it since.

On March 11, 1996, the Canadiens defeated the Dallas Stars, 4-1 in the final game at the historic Montreal Forum. The final goal at the Forum was scored by Andrei Kovalenko. The Stars were chosen as the final Forum opponent because their captain, Guy Carbonneau, and their general manager, Bob Gainey, were both former Canadien captains. Following the game, a moving closing ceremony was held, in which each living Canadiens captain, wearing an up-to-date version of the uniform with his old number on it, passed a torch, the older one to the younger one: Butch Bouchard to Maurice Richard to Jean Beliveau to Henri Richard to Yvan Cournoyer to Serge Savard to Gainey to Carbonneau to Pierre Turgeon, the then-captain. (Three living former captains were unavailable because they were still active with other teams: Mike Keane with the Avalanche, Kirk Muller with the New York Islanders, and Chris Chelios with the Chicago Blackhawks). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dallas Stars are a National Hockey League team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Andrei Kovalenko (born June 7, 1970 in Balakovo, Russia) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, CC , CQ , D.h. ... Joseph Henri Richard (born February 29, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. ... Yvan Cournoyer (born November 22, 1943 in Drummondville, Quebec) was a hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1963 to 1979. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Pierre Turgeon (born 28 August 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ... Michael Mike Keane (born May 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL) as of January 29, 2007. ... Kirk Christopher Muller (born Feb 8, 1966 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 19 seasons from 1984-85 until 2002-03. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, earning many awards during his long career. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The team moved into the new Molson Centre (renamed Bell Centre for 2003-04) the following Saturday, defeating the New York Rangers, 4-2. However, the Canadiens missed the playoffs three straight seasons between 1999 and 2001. There was even brief talk of the team moving, especially after American investor George N. Gillett Jr. was the only interested buyer when the Molson family sold the team in 2001. After no acceptable offers came from Canadian interests, the NHL allowed Gillett to buy the team, provided that he promise to keep it in Montreal until 2021. The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... George N. Gillett Jr. ... The Molson family of Montreal, Quebec, Canada was founded by John Molson who emigrated to Canada in 1782 from his home in Lincolnshire, England. ...


In the fall of 2001, it was revealed that centre Saku Koivu, who had been with the team since 1995, had cancer and would miss the season. However, he came back to win the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perservance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, register two assists in the last three games and, along with the surprising strong play of goaltender Jose Theodore (who won the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award, Hart Trophy and Vezina Trophy that season), inspired the team for a run to the 2002 playoffs as the final seed in the Eastern Conference. They upset the Boston Bruins in the first round, before bowing to the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round. Saku Antero Koivu (born November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland) is a professional ice hockey player, and currently plays centre for the Montreal Canadiens as the current team captain. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ... José Théodore (born September 13, 1976 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently starting goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award is one of the National Hockey Leagues many trophies. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


On November 22, 2003, the Canadiens participated in the Heritage Classic, the first outdoor hockey game in the history of the NHL. The Canadiens defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in front of more than 55,000 fans — an NHL attendance record — at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. The team seemed to turn a corner at that point, and finished the season in the 7th playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. The team would again play the Bruins in the playoffs, for a record 30th time. Coming back from a 3-1 deficit, the Canadiens won the final three games to again upset the Bruins. The Canadiens were swept away in second round by the eventual Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning. is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Gretzky and Lafleur at the ceremonial faceoff A group photo of the MegaStars, joined by Raj Binder, far left The Heritage Classic was an outdoor ice hockey game played on November 22, 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


On January 13, 2006, Claude Julien was fired as coach, and replaced on an interim basis by Bob Gainey, the team's general manager. Later on in the season, Montreal starting goaltender Jose Theodore was traded to the Colorado Avalanche after numerous disappointing starts, in return for goaltender David Aebischer. The Canadiens narrowly made the playoffs, but lost in 6 games to the eventual champion Carolina Hurricanes. is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Claude Julien (born April 23, 1960 in Blind River, Ontario, Canada) is the current head coach of the Boston Bruins since June 19, 2007[1]. He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... José Nicholas Théodore (Born - September 13, 1976 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League who has played for the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... David Aebischer (Äbischer), born February 7, 1978 in Fribourg, Switzerland, is a professional ice hockey goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


In the 2006-07 NHL season, Guy Carbonneau took over as head coach of the team.[11] The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ...


In December 2006, as the founder of the Montreal Canadiens, John Ambrose O'Brien was an inaugural inductee in the team's newly created 'Builders Row' in the Bell Centre. As well, the team inducted special advisor William Northey, former team president Donat Raymond and former owners Leo Dandurand, Joseph Cattarinich, Louis A. Letourneau and Senator Hartland de Montarville Molson. [12] John Ambrose OBrien (May 27, 1885 – April 25, 1968), was an owner in the National Hockey Association, the forerunner to the National Hockey League. ... The Bell Centre (French: ), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996 when they hosted the New York Rangers (a game which they won 4-2). ... Senator Donat Raymond (born January 3, 1880 in St. ... Leo Dandurand (born July 9, 1889 in Bourbonnais, Illinois - June 26, 1964), was a owner in the National Hockey League. ... Joseph Cattarinich Born November 13, 1881 -- Died December 7, 1938 was a goaltender in the National Hockey Association and was the first goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens in their first season of play. ... Type Upper House Speaker Noël Kinsella, Conservative since February 8, 2006 Leader of the Government in the Senate Marjory LeBreton, Conservative since February 6, 2006 Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Céline Hervieux-Payette, Liberal since January 18, 2007 Members 105 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party... Hartland de Montarville Molson, OBE , OC , DCL , FCA (May 29, 1907 - September 28, 2002) was an Anglo-Quebecer statesman, Canadian Senator and a member of the prominent Molson family of brewers. ...


The near future and beyond

Main article: 2008–09 Montreal Canadiens season
The Montreal Canadiens unveiled this 100th anniversary logo to be used in 2008-09.
The Montreal Canadiens unveiled this 100th anniversary logo to be used in 2008-09.

A major announcement about the one hundred year anniversary of Les Habs was made on October 2, 2005. On October 15 of that year, to begin the Montreal Canadiens Centennial countdown, it was announced that three more jersey numbers would be retired — Dickie Moore's and Yvan Cournoyer's number 12 on November 12 before their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the number 5 worn by Bernard "Boom Boom" Geoffrion on March 11, 2006 prior to their contest against the New York Rangers, the other team he played for after a two-year retirement — the first since moving from "The Forum" during a "Legends Night" ceremony, with one additional number to be hoisted to the rafters in each of the three following seasons. Sadly, Geoffrion would die on the very day his number was to be retired. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Winston Dickie Moore (born January 6, 1931, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional hockey player, successful businessman and community philanthropist. ... Yvan Cournoyer (born November 22, 1943 in Drummondville, Quebec) was a hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1963 to 1979. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Bernard Joseph André Geoffrion (February 14, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed Boom Boom, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


On September 23, 2006, the Montreal Canadiens announced the retirement of number 18 for Serge Savard, on November 18, 2006, and number 29 for Ken Dryden, on January 29, 2007.[13][14] On September 5, 2007, the Canadiens announced the retirement of number 19 for Larry Robinson, on November 19, 2007, and number 23 for Bob Gainey, on February 23, 2008. The Canadiens also announced ambitious plans for their Centennial year of 2008-09, including plans to bid on hosting the World Junior Hockey Championships (which were since awarded to Ottawa), the 2009 NHL All-Star Game (which they were awarded) and the NHL Draft. On January 23, 2007, it was announced that the 2009 NHL All-Star Game would indeed be held in Montreal.[15] The team's management has pledged to be a Stanley Cup contender in time for 2009. On April 5th 2008, it was reported in the Montreal daily newspaper, La Presse, that the Canadiens were bidding to host an outdoor game in Montreal for the 2008-2009 season. The game would be played 3 days before the All-star weekend in Montreal. The game would be held at the Percival Molson Stadium, home of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.[citation needed] is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For U.S. basketball player, see Larry Robinson (basketball). ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The NHL Entry Draft is the mechanism in the NHL for teams to select the rights to prospective players. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... La Presse, founded in 1884, is a large-circulation French-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec. ... Molson Stadium (Officially known as Percival Molson Memorial Stadium) is a football stadium at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Team colours and mascot

Logo

One of sports' oldest and most recognizable logos, the classic 'C' and 'H' of the Montreal Canadiens was first used together in the 1917-18 season before evolving to its current form in 1952-53. The 'H' does not stand for 'Habs' or Habitants, as this is a misconception stemming from an error by an English language newspaper reporter in the 1950s. It actually stands for 'Hockey', as in 'Club de Hockey Canadien', the official name of the team. According to NHL.com, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was Tex Rickard, owner of Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants."[16].


The first logo was Simply a large C on a white stripe in 1909-10.


In 1910-11 the logo was changed to a large green maple leaf with a white 'C' in 'Old English' script as all of the NHA O'Brien franchises had similar logos. As the team ownership changed, the logo evolved into today's famous logo.


After being bought in 1911 by George Kennedy, the logo was changed to a white maple leaf with the letters CAC over it, standing for Club Athletique Canadien. This was later changed to a large C, with an A inside.


After being bought by original Canadien player Leo Dandurant, the team regained their original name, Club de Hockey Canadien, and the H replaced the A. Thus the CH, standing for Club de Hockey Canadien (or CHC) logo was born.


Jerseys

The current team colours are red, blue and white, and they can all be seen on the home, road and third jerseys. The home jersey, which was the team's road jersey from 1970 until 2003 when the NHL decided to switch home and road jerseys,[16] is predominantly red in colour. There are four blue and white stripes, one across each arm, one across the chest and the other across the waist. The main road jersey is the team's former home jersey, it is mainly white with a red and blue stripe across the waist, red at the end of both arm sleeves and the shoulders are also draped with red. The third jersey is white in colour with a similar design to the home jersey, except that the three stripes are blue and red, with a single red stripe dabbing the end of each arm sleeve. The third jersey design is based upon the white sweater worn by the Canadiens in the mid-1940s; as a vintage design, it sports a solid red crew collar, as opposed to the blue-white-blue striped V-neck on the home and road jerseys.


The Canadiens' famous colours are an important part of French Canadian culture. In the short story The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier a young Québécois boy is accidentally given the jersey of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs. The poem was later made into an animated short; a quote from it appears on the Canadian five dollar bill.


Because of the team's rich history and significance, the jersey is referred to by many as La sainte flanelle (the holy flannel sweater).


Mascot

Beginning in the 2004-2005 NHL season, the Canadiens adopted a lovable, furry, orange creature named Youppi as their official mascot, the first in their 90+ year history. Youppi was the longtime mascot for the Montreal Expos baseball team, but was dropped from the franchise when they moved to Washington, D.C. in 2004 and became the Nationals. With the switch, Youppi became the first mascot in professional sports to switch leagues.[17] Youppi shares a moment with Montréal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey after being adopted by the team. ...


Seasons and records

Season by season results

This is a partial list of the last six seasons completed by the Canadiens. For the full season-by-season history, see Montreal Canadiens seasons This is a list of seasons completed by the Montreal Canadiens. ...


Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T1 OTL GF GA PTS PIM Finish Playoffs
2002-03 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77 900 4th, Northeast Did not qualify
2003-04 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93 1039 4th, Northeast Lost in Conference Semifinals, 0-4 (Lightning)
2004-05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005-061 82 42 31 9 243 247 93 1312 3rd, Northeast Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Hurricanes)
2006-07 82 42 34 6 245 256 90 1119 4th, Northeast Did not qualify
2007–08 82 47 25 10 262 222 104 1072 1st, Northeast Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1-4 (Flyers)
1 As of the 2005-06 NHL season, all games will have a winner; the OTL column includes SOL (Shootout losses).

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Franchise scoring leaders

For more details on this topic, see Montreal Canadiens Records.

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season. // Team Records Single Season Single Game Streaks Individual Records Career Season Single Game ¹ NHL Record ² Minimum 70-game schedule Source: NHL Official Guide & Record Book ...


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game


Updated at completion of 2006–2007 season

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Guy Lafleur RW 961 518 728 1246 1.30
Jean Beliveau C 1125 507 712 1219 1.08
Henri Richard C 1256 358 688 1046 .83
Maurice Richard RW 978 544 421 965 .99
Larry Robinson D 1202 197 686 883 .73
Yvan Cournoyer RW 968 428 435 863 .89
Jacques Lemaire C 853 366 469 835 .98
Steve Shutt LW 871 408 368 776 .89
Bernie Geoffrion RW 766 371 388 759 .99
Elmer Lach C 664 215 408 623 .94

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Individual records

Career

  • Most Seasons: Henri Richard, 20
  • Most Games: Henri Richard, 1256
  • Most Goals: Maurice Richard, 544
  • Most Assists: Guy Lafleur, 728
  • Most Points: Guy Lafleur, 1246 (518G, 728A)
  • Most Penalty Minutes: Chris Nilan, 2248
  • Most Shutouts: George Hainsworth, 75
  • Most Consecutive Games Played: Doug Jarvis, 560
  • Most Stanley Cups: Henri Richard, 11*

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Season

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Current roster

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Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
31 Flag of Canada Carey Price L 2005 Vancouver, British Columbia
41 Flag of Slovakia Jaroslav Halak L 2003 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
3 Flag of Canada Ryan O'Byrne R 2003 Victoria, British Columbia
8 Flag of the United States Mike Komisarek R 2001 West Islip, New York
25 Flag of Canada Mathieu Dandenault R 2005 Sherbrooke, Quebec
26 Flag of Canada Josh Gorges L 2007 Kelowna, British Columbia
32 Flag of Switzerland Mark Streit L 2004 Englisberg, Switzerland
44 Flag of the Czech Republic Roman Hamrlik L 2007 Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
51 Flag of the United States Francis Bouillon L 2002 New York, New York
71 Flag of Canada Patrice Brisebois R 2007 Montreal, Quebec
79 Flag of Russia Andrei Markov L 1998 Voskresensk, U.S.S.R.
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
6 Flag of Canada Tom Kostopoulos RW R 2007 Mississauga, Ontario
11 Flag of Finland Saku KoivuC C L 1993 Turku, Finland
14 Flag of the Czech Republic Tomas Plekanec C L 2001 Kladno, Czechoslovakia
20 Flag of the United States Bryan Smolinski C R 2007 Toledo, Ohio
21 Flag of the United States Christopher HigginsA C L 2002 Smithtown, New York
22 Flag of Canada Steve Begin LW L 2003 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
27 Flag of Russia Alexei KovalevA RW L 2004 Tolyatti, U.S.S.R.
40 Flag of Canada Maxim Lapierre C R 2003 Saint-Leonard, Quebec
46 Flag of Belarus Andrei Kostitsyn LW L 2003 Navapolatsk, U.S.S.R.
54 Flag of Belarus Mikhail Grabovski C L 2004 Potsdam, East Germany
70 Flag of Canada Gregory Stewart LW L 2004 Kitchener, Ontario
73 Flag of Canada Michael Ryder RW R 1998 Bonavista, Newfoundland
74 Flag of Belarus Sergei Kostitsyn LW L 2005 Navapolatsk, U.S.S.R.
84 Flag of Canada Guillaume Latendresse RW L 2005 Sainte-Catherine, Quebec

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Leaders

Team captains


Jean-Baptiste Jack Laviolette (July 27, 1879 in Belleville, Ontario - January 10, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Newsy Lalonde (June 26, 1887 in Cornwall, Ontario - November 27, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Jean-Baptiste Jack Laviolette (July 27, 1879 in Belleville, Ontario - January 10, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Newsy Lalonde (June 26, 1887 in Cornwall, Ontario - November 27, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... James Henry Jimmy Gardner (May 21, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec - November 7, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, and Montreal Wanderers in the National Hockey Association. ... Howard McNamara (August 3, 1893 in Randolph, Ontario - August 27, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Tecumsehs. ... Newsy Lalonde (June 26, 1887 in Cornwall, Ontario - November 27, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Sprague Horace Peg Cleghorn, (March 11, 1890, Montreal, PQ, - July 12, 1956, Montreal, PQ), was a professional ice hockey player for teams in the NHL and CAHL. He played on Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1920, 1921 and 1924. ... Hockey card with Billy Coutu Wilfrid Billy Arthur Coutu (b. ... Sylvio Mantha (Born - April 14, 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Died - August 7, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. ... George Hainsworth (June 26, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario - October 9, 1950) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Sylvio Mantha (Born - April 14, 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Died - August 7, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. ... Albert Siebert (January 14, 1904 in Plattsville, Ontario - August 25, 1939) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, New York Rangers, and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. ... Walter Buswell (November 6, 1907 in Montreal, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings. ... Hector Toe Blake, CM (August 21, 1912 - May 17, 1995) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... William Ronald (Bill) Durnan (born January 22, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario - October 31, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Emile Bouchard (b. ... Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... For the article on the baseball umpire, see: Doug Harvey (umpire) Douglas Norman Harvey (December 19, 1924 - December 26, 1989) was a star player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, born August 31, 1931 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada was a professional ice hockey player. ... Joseph Henri Richard (born February 29, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who played centre with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1955 to 1975. ... Yvan Cournoyer (born November 22, 1943 in Drummondville, Quebec) was a hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1963 to 1979. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, earning many awards during his long career. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... Kirk Christopher Muller (born Feb 8, 1966 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 19 seasons from 1984-85 until 2002-03. ... Michael Mike Keane (born May 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL) as of January 29, 2007. ... Pierre Turgeon (born 28 August 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Colorado Avalanche. ... Vincent Damphousse (born December 17, 1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Saku Antero Koivu (born November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland) is a professional ice hockey player, and currently plays centre for the Montreal Canadiens as the current team captain. ...

Head coaches


Jean-Baptiste Jack Laviolette (July 27, 1879 in Belleville, Ontario - January 10, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Adolphe Lecours was the second head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, following Jack Laviolette. ... Napolean Dorval was the third head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, following Adolphe Lecours. ... James Henry Jimmy Gardner (May 21, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec - November 7, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, and Montreal Wanderers in the National Hockey Association. ... Edouard Newsy Lalonde (October 31, 1887 - November 21, 1970) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL and a professional lacrosse player. ... Edouard Newsy Lalonde (October 31, 1887 - November 21, 1970) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL and a professional lacrosse player. ... Leo Dandurand (born July 9, 1889 in Bourbonnais, Illinois - June 26, 1964), was a owner in the National Hockey League. ... Leo Dandurand (born July 9, 1889 in Bourbonnais, Illinois - June 26, 1964), was a owner in the National Hockey League. ... Cecil Hart (born November 28, 1883 in Bedford, Quebec - 1940) was a head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Edouard Newsy Lalonde (October 31, 1887 - November 21, 1970) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL and a professional lacrosse player. ... Edouard Newsy Lalonde (October 31, 1887 - November 21, 1970) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL and a professional lacrosse player. ... Leo Dandurand (born July 9, 1889 in Bourbonnais, Illinois - June 26, 1964), was a owner in the National Hockey League. ... Sylvio Mantha (Born - April 14, 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Died - August 7, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. ... Cecil Hart (born November 28, 1883 in Bedford, Quebec - 1940) was a head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Cecil Hart (born November 28, 1883 in Bedford, Quebec - 1940) was a head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Jules Dugal was ahead coach of the Montreal Canadiens, following Cecil Hart. ... Albert Siebert (January 14, 1904 in Plattsville, Ontario - August 25, 1939) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, New York Rangers, and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. ... Alfred Pit Lepine (born July 30, 1901 in St. ... James Dickinson Dick Irvin (July 19, 1892 - May, 1957) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League. ... Hector Toe Blake, CM (August 21, 1912 - May 17, 1995) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Claude Ruel (b. ... Al MacNeil (b. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... Finlay Landon Drake (November 11, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed The Minute Man, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Claude Ruel (b. ... Bob Berry (b. ... Jacques Gerard Lemaire (born September 7, 1945 in Lasalle, Quebec, Canada) is a former ice hockey centre and current head coach in the National Hockey League. ... Jean Perron (b. ... Pat Burns (April 4, 1952 in St. ... Jacques Demers (b. ... Mario Tremblay (born September 2, 1956 in Alma, Québec) is a former professional ice hockey player and a former National Hockey League head coach. ... Alain Vigneault (b. ... Michel Therrien (b. ... Claude Julien (born April 23, 1960 in Blind River, Ontario, Canada) is the current head coach of the Boston Bruins since June 19, 2007[1]. He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ...

Honoured members

For more details on this topic, see Montreal Canadiens notable players and award winners.

// In the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadiens boast the most enshrined Hall-of-Famers with forty-two. ...

Pro Hockey Hall of Famers

In the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadiens boast the most enshrined Hall-of-Famers with forty-two. All of their inductees are from Canada with the exception of former defenceman Joe Hall, who was from England. Thirty-six of these players are from three separate notable dynasties: 12 from 1955-1960, 11 from 1964-1969 and 13 from 1975-1979. Howie Morenz and Georges Vézina were the first Canadiens given the honour in 1945, while Patrick Roy and Dick Duff were the most recently inducted, in 2006. Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Joe Hall (May 3, 1882 - April 5, 1919), nicknamed Bad Joe Hall, was a professional ice hockey defenceman. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Howard William Howie Morenz also nicknamed the Mitchell Meteor (June 21, 1902-March 8, 1937 in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Georges Vézina (pronounced: ), also known as The Chicoutimi Cucumber (French: Le Concombre de Chicoutimi) (January 21, 1887 – March 27, 1926) was a Canadian professional hockey goaltender who played five seasons in the National Hockey League and seven in the National Hockey Association for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... Dick Duff (February 18, 1936 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. ...

Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famers
Player Nat. Position Inducted Player Nat. Position Inducted Player Nat. Position Inducted
Howie Morenz Flag of Canada C 1945 Bill Durnan Flag of Canada G 1964 Yvan Cournoyer Flag of Canada RW 1982
Georges Vezina Flag of Canada G 1945 Hector "Toe" Blake Flag of Canada LW 1966 Ken Dryden Flag of Canada G 1983
Aurel Joliat Flag of Canada LW 1947 Ken Reardon Flag of Canada D 1966 Jacques Lemaire Flag of Canada C 1984
Newsy Lalonde Flag of Canada C 1950 Emile Bouchard Flag of Canada D 1966 Bert Olmstead Flag of Canada RW 1985
Joe Malone Flag of Canada C 1950 Elmer Lach Flag of Canada C 1966 Serge Savard Flag of Canada D 1986
Sprague Cleghorn Flag of Canada D 1958 Tom Johnson Flag of Canada D 1970 Jacques Laperriere Flag of Canada D 1987
Herb Gardiner Flag of Canada LW 1958 Jean Beliveau Flag of Canada C 1972 Guy Lafleur Flag of Canada RW 1988
Sylvio Mantha Flag of Canada D 1960 Bernard "Boom Boom" Geoffrion Flag of Canada RW 1972 Bud O'Connor Flag of Canada RW 1988
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Flag of Canada RW 1961 Doug Harvey Flag of Canada D 1973 Bob Gainey Flag of Canada LW 1992
Joe Hall Flag of the United Kingdom D 1961 Dickie Moore Flag of Canada LW 1974 Guy Lapointe Flag of Canada D 1993
George Hainsworth Flag of Canada G 1961 Jacques Plante Flag of Canada G 1978 Steve Shutt Flag of Canada LW 1993
Jack Laviolette Flag of Canada D 1962 Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard Flag of Canada C 1979 Larry Robinson Flag of Canada D 1995
Didier Pitre Flag of Canada D 1962 Lorne "Gump" Worsley Flag of Canada G 1980 Patrick Roy Flag of Canada G 2006
Albert "Babe" Siebert Flag of Canada LW 1964 Frank Mahovlich Flag of Canada LW 1981 Dick Duff Flag of Canada LW 2006

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Georges Vézina (pronounced: ), also known as The Chicoutimi Cucumber (French: Le Concombre de Chicoutimi) (January 21, 1887 – March 27, 1926) was a Canadian professional hockey goaltender who played five seasons in the National Hockey League and seven in the National Hockey Association for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... Hector Toe Blake (August 21, 1912 - May 17, 1995) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... Aurel Emile Little Giant Joliat (Ottawa, August 29, 1901 – June 2, 1986 in Ottawa) was a Canadian professional hockey left winger who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Kenneth Joseph Kenny Reardon (April 1, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Jacques Gerard Lemaire (born September 7, 1945 in Lasalle, Quebec, Canada) is a former ice hockey centre and current head coach in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Newsy Lalonde (June 26, 1887 in Cornwall, Ontario - November 27, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Emile Bouchard (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Bert Olmstead ( September 4, 1926 in Sceptre, Saskatchewan was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Maurice Joseph Phantom Joe Malone (born in Quebec City, Quebec February 28, 1890 - died, Montreal, Quebec, May 15, 1969) was a professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey Association National Hockey League, notable for his scoring feats and his clean play, and who scored the second most... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Elmer Lach January 22, 1918 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Sprague Horace Peg Cleghorn, (March 11, 1890, Montreal, PQ, - July 12, 1956, Montreal, PQ), was a professional ice hockey player for teams in the NHL and CAHL. He played on Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1920, 1921 and 1924. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Tom Johnson born February 18, 1928 in Baldur, Manitoba was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Jacques Laperrière November 22, 1941 in Rouyn, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Herb Gardiner (May 8, 1891 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - January 11, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Jean Arthur Béliveau, born August 31, 1931 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada was a professional ice hockey player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec), is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... Sylvio Mantha (Born - April 14, 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Died - August 7, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. ... 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Retired numbers

The Canadiens have retired thirteen numbers, by 14 players, in their history,[17] the most of any team in the National Hockey League, and the fourth highest total of any North American professional sports franchise. All of the honourees were born in Canada. Howie Morenz was the first honouree on November 2, 1937. Although not officially retired under his name, Jacques Laperriere who wore No. 2 after Doug Harvey, was present on the ice in the Montreal Forum the night the number was retired. NHL redirects here. ... Howard William Howie Morenz also nicknamed the Mitchell Meteor (June 21, 1902-March 8, 1937 in Mitchell, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Montreal Canadiens Retired Numbers
No. Player Retired No. Player Retired
1 Jacques Plante October 7, 1975 12 Dickie Moore November 12, 2005
2 Doug Harvey October 26, 1985 12 Yvan Cournoyer November 12, 2005
4 Jean Beliveau October 9, 1971 16 Henri Richard December 10, 1975
5 Bernard Geoffrion March 11, 2006 18 Serge Savard November 18, 2006
7 Howie Morenz November 2, 1937 19 Larry Robinson November 19, 2007
9 Maurice Richard October 6, 1960 23 Bob Gainey February 23, 2008
10 Guy Lafleur February 16, 1985 29 Ken Dryden January 29, 2007

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References

  1. ^ Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists. NHL.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  2. ^ Molson Centre renamed Bell Centre. CBC Sports (2002). Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  3. ^ The end of an era (The Montreal Forum). High Beam Research (1996). Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
  4. ^ The Complete List of Stanley Cup Champions. About.com (2007). Retrieved on 2006-02-14.
  5. ^ Canadiens press release on "Builders Row", December 14, 2006. http://www.canadiens.com/eng/news/redirect.cfm?sectionID=habsNewsDetails.cfm&newsItemID=5465
  6. ^ Montreal Canadiens entry at Sports ECyclopedia. http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nhl/montreal/canadiens.html
  7. ^ Charles L. Coleman, Trail of the Stanley Cup, Kendall/Hunt (1964), p. 201.
  8. ^ a b Hunter, Douglas (1997). Champions: The Illustrated History of Hockey's Greatest Dynasties. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 1572432166. 
  9. ^ King is Dethroned; Hockey, Canadiens-style, is not without its warts. The Montreal Gazette (2001). Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  10. ^ Career For The Ages. Sports Illustrated (2003). Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  11. ^ Canadiens usher in Carbonneau era. MontrealCanadiens.com (2006). Retrieved on 2006-05-10.
  12. ^ Post Game Story - Founder John Ambrose O'Brien. Club de hockey Canadien, Inc. (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-30.
  13. ^ Dryden and Savard earn ultimate tribute. Montreal Canadiens (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-23.
  14. ^ Dryden, Savard paid tribute. CBC Sports (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-23.
  15. ^ Montreal will host 2009 NHL All-Star events. NHL.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  16. ^ Why are the Montreal Canadiens called the Habs?. About.com (2008). Retrieved on 2008-04-30.
  17. ^ Club de hockey Canadien (2008). Montreal Canadiens - History (HTML). canadiens.nhl.com. Retrieved on 2008-02-23.

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See also

// In the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadiens boast the most enshrined Hall-of-Famers with forty-two. ... The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry is a rivalry in the National Hockey League between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens, two teams that are considered a part of the Original Six. ... List of Montreal Canadiens presidents John Ambrose OBrien 1909-1910 Hector Bisaillon 1910-1913 U.P. Boucher 1913-1916 George Kennedy 1916-1921 Hon. ... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including finalists and challengers. ...

External links

  • Official website of the Montreal Canadiens
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The 1924 Stanley Cup Playoffs was the third and final year in which the National Hockey League (NHL) champions, the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champions, and the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) champions all competed for the Stanley Cup (the PCHA and the WCHL would later merge after the... Victoria Cougars logo from 1990-1994 The Victoria Cougars were a Pacific Coast Hockey Association (and after its merger with the Western Canadian Hockey League, the Western Hockey League) hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1929-30 NHL season was the thirteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... 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Napolean Dorval was the third head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, following Adolphe Lecours. ... James Henry Jimmy Gardner (May 21, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec - November 7, 1940) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, and Montreal Wanderers in the National Hockey Association. ... Edouard Newsy Lalonde (October 31, 1887 - November 21, 1970) was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL and a professional lacrosse player. ... Leo Dandurand (born July 9, 1889 in Bourbonnais, Illinois - June 26, 1964), was a owner in the National Hockey League. ... Cecil Hart (born November 28, 1883 in Bedford, Quebec - 1940) was a head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Sylvio Mantha (Born - April 14, 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Died - August 7, 1974 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. ... 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He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... Guy Carbonneau (b. ... NHL redirects here. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ... The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... 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They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The St. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The National Hockey League (NHL) season is divided into the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including finalists and challengers. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America. ... The NHL All-Star Teams were added to the NHL at the end of the 1930-31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season to each position. ... 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This is a list of current NHL franchise post-season and Stanley Cup droughts. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas: // Map of Arenas National Hockey League arenas HP Pavilion Honda Center General Motors Place Staples Center Jobing. ... While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics. ... Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Quebec. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, based in Durham, North Carolina, is a professional, independent baseball league located in the Northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec. ... League affiliations Can-Am League Name Quebec Capitales (1999-present) Team Colors Navy Blue, Gold Ballpark Stade Municipal (Quebec City) Championships League titles: (1) 2006 Owner(s)/Operated By: Perfect Game LLC General Manager: Miles Wolff Manager: Michel Laplante Media: Le Journal de Québec, Le Soleil Website: www. ... This article is about the sport. ... For information on the original league that lasted until 1976, see American Basketball Association (1967-1977). ... The Montreal Royal are an American Basketball Association team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Quebec City Kebekwa is a new American Basketball Association team for the 2006-07 season. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... The St. ... // News The Redesigned Logo as of 1999. ... The North Shore Lions football organization is currently a member of the QBFL (Quebec Bantam Football League) operating in the West Island (Western part of Montreal). ... The Independent Womens Football League was founded in 2000, and began play in 2001. ... The Montreal Blitz is a team in the Independent Womens Football League. ... The Quebec Junior Football League operated from 1970 to the present, as a successor to the Quebec Juvenile Football League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Baie-Comeau Drakkar (Dragons) are a major junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Chicoutimi Saguenéens are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Drummondville Voltigeurs are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Gatineau Olympiques are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League out of Gatineau, Quebec. ... There have been two franchises known as the Québec Remparts that played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Rimouski Océanic are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). ... The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Shawinigan Cataractes are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Val-dOr Foreurs are an ice hockey team based in Val-dOr, in the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec, Canada. ... The Victoriaville Tigres are a major junior hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... LHJAAAQ Emblem The Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA Quebec or Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Quebec and Hockey Canada, a part of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The Les Cougars du Collège Champlain are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. ... Le Collège Français de Longueuil The Le Collège Français de Longueuil are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Brossard, Ontario, Canada. ... The Les Inouk de Granby are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Granby, Quebec, Canada. ... The L’Action du Cégep régional Lanaudière à Joliette are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Joliette, Québec, Canada. ... The Les Condors de Kahnawake are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada. ... The Les Maroons de Lachine are a Tier II Junior AAA ice hockey team from Lachine, Quebec, Canada. ... The Le Titan du Collège Laflèche are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. ... Le Multiconcessionnaire de Saint-Félicien-Dolbeau-Mistassini are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Saint-Félicien, Quebec, Canada. ... The Les Panthères de Saint-Jérome are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada. ... The Les Cobras de Terrebonne are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada. ... The Les Braves de Valleyfield are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, Canada. ... The Les Mustangs de Vaudreuil are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada. ... The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League is an unsanctioned Canadian Tier II Junior A ice hockey league which started its first season in 2006. ... The Temiscaming Royals are a Tier II junior A ice hockey team based out of Témiscaming, Quebec, Canada. ... The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) was founded in 2004 and is a low-level professional league based in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The Quebec Radio X is a hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec. ... The Saint-Georges CRS Express is a hockey team based in Saint-Georges, Quebec. ... The Saint-Hyacinthe Top Design is a hockey team based in St. ... The Saint-Jean Chiefs is a hockey team based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. ... The Sherbrooke Saint-Francois is a hockey team based in Sherbrooke, Quebec. ... The Sorel Mission is a hockey team based in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. ... The Trois-Rivieres Caron & Guay is a hockey team based in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. ... The Canadian Womens Hockey League (CWHL) was founded in 2007 and has seven womens ice hockey teams from Ontario and Quebec http://www. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... The Montreal Impact (French: Impact de Montréal) are a Canadian soccer team in the North American USL First Division. ... The Canadian Soccer League (CSL) is Canadas top professional soccer league, featuring teams based in Ontario and Quebec. ... The Trois-Rivières Attak (French: Attak de Trois-Rivières) are a Canadian soccer team in the Canadian Soccer League. ... The W-League is the first modern womens soccer league in the United States pyramid. ... The Laval Comets (or Laval Comètes) are a W-League club based in Laval, Quebec. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Rugby Canada Super League (RCSL or Super League) is a national, semi-professional rugby union competition in Canada. ... The Quebec Caribou are a rugby team located in Verdun, Quebec, Canada Category: ... Ringette is a team sport played on an ice surface. ... CIS Logo. ... The Bishops Gaiters are the athletic teams that represent Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. ... The Concordia Stingers are the athletic teams that represent Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Laval Rouge-et-Or (Laval Red and Gold) are the athletic teams that represent Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The McGill Redmen are the mens athletic teams that represent McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The McGill Martlets are the womens athletic teams that represent McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Carabins are the athletic teams that represent the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The UQAM Citadins are the athletic teams that represent the Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The UQTR Patriotes are the athletic teams that represent the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. ... The Sherbrooke Vert-et-Or (Sherbrooke Green and Gold) are the athletic teams that represent the Université de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. ...

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Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Canadiens are one of the NHL's 'Original Six' franchises, along with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
With expansion in 1968, the Canadiens handily defeated the fledgling St.
Youppi, the Canadiens' mascot, was originally the mascot of the Montreal Expos.
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