Montréal

Montréal Canadiens
Le Club de hockey Canadien
founded December 4, 1909

Established in the National Hockey Association by J. Ambrose O’Brien, the Canadiens are the only active franchise that predates the NHL, as the team was one of three franchises that helped form the NHL in 1917. By far the most successful franchise in NHL history, the Canadiens have captured 24 Stanley Cups, and their 1993 title is the most recent won by a Canadian franchise.

Originally one of two Montréal franchises (along with the Maroons, supported by Montréal’s Anglophone community), the Maroons folded in 1938, allowing for both French and English Québecers to back the Canadiens, particularly in the Original Six era, where the Canadiens were only one of two Canadian teams in the league – the other, of course, being Toronto.

STANLEY CUPS (24)
1916 · 1924 · 1930 · 1931 · 1944 · 1946 · 1953 · 1956 · 1957 · 1958 · 1959 · 1960 · 1965 · 1966 · 1968 · 1969 · 1971 · 1973 · 1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1986 · 1993
RETIRED NUMBERS
1 – Jacques Plante (1995)
2 – Doug Harvey
(1985)
3 – Butch Bouchard
(2009)
4 – Jean Béliveau
(1971)
5 – Bernie Geoffrion
(2006)
5 – Guy Lapointe
(2014)
7 – Howie Morenz
(1937)
9 – Maurice Richard
(1960)
10 – Guy Lafleur
(1985)
12 – Dickie Moore (2005)
12 – Yvan Cournoyer
(2005)
16 – Henri Richard
(1975)
16 – Elmer Lach
(2009)
18 – Serge Savard
(2006)
19 – Larry Robinson
(2007)
23 – Bob Gainey
(2008)
29 – Ken Dryden
(2007)
33 – Patrick Roy
(2008)
TEAM CAPTAINS (since 1917)
Newsy Lalonde (1917-22)
Sprague Cleghorn (1922-25)
Billy Coutu (1925-26)
Sylvio Mantha (1926-32, 1933-36)
George Hainsworth (1932-33)
Babe Siebert (1936-39)
Walter Buswell (1939-40)
Toe Blake (1940-48)
Bill Durnan (1948)
Butch Bouchard (1948-56)
Maurice Richard (1956-60)
Doug Harvey (1960-61)
Jean 
Béliveau (1961-71)
Henri Richard (1971-75)
Yvan Cournoyer (1975-79)
Serge Savard (1979-81)
Bob Gainey (1981-89)
Chris Chelios (1989-90)
Guy Carbonneau (1989-94)
Kirk Muller (1994-95)
Mike Keane (1995)
Pierre Turgeon (1995-96)
Vincent Damphousse (1996-99)
Saku Koivu (1999-2009)
Brian Gionta (2010-14)
Max Pacioretty (2015-18)
Shea Weber (2018-)
HEAD COACHES (since 1917)
Newsy Lalonde (1917-21, 1932-35)
Léo Dandurand (1921-26, 1934-35)
Cecil Hart (1926-32, 1936-39)
Sylvio Mantha (1935-36)
Jules Dugal (1938-39)
Babe Siebert (1939)
Pit Lépine (1939-40)
Dick Irvin (1940-55)
Toe Blake (1955-68)
Claude Ruel (1968-70)
Al MacNeil (1970-71)
Scotty Bowman (1971-79)
Bernie Geoffrion (1979)
Claude Ruel (1979-81)
Bob Berry (1981-84)
Jacques Lemaire (1984-85)
Jean Perron (1985-88)
Pat Burns (1988-92)
Jacques Demers (1992-95)
Mario Tremblay (1995-97)
Alain Vigneault (1997-2000)
Michel Therrien (2000-03, 2012-17)
Claude Julien (2003-06, 2017-)
Guy Carbonneau (2006-09)
Jacques Martin (2009-11)
GENERAL MANAGERS (since 1917)
George Kennedy (1917-21)
Léo Dandurand (1921-35)
Ernest Savard (1935-36)
Cecil Hart (1936-39)
Jules Dugal (1939-40)
Tommy Gorman (1940-46)
Frank Selke (1946-64)
Sam Pollock (1964-78)

Irving Grundman (1978-83)
Serge Savard (1983-95)
Réjean Houle (1995-2000)
André Savard (2000-03)
Bob Gainey (2003-10)
Pierre Gauthier (2010-12)
Marc Bergevin (2012-)
HALL OF FAMERS
Howie Morenz* (1945)
William Northey (1945)
Georges Vézina* (1945)
Aurèle Joliat (1947)
Newsy Lalonde (1950)
Joe Malone (1950)
Sprague Cleghorn (1958)
Herb Gardiner (1958)
Dick Irvin (1958)
Donat Raymond (1958)
Sylvio Mantha (1960)
Frank Selke (1960)
George Hainsworth (1961)
Joe Hall (1961)
Maurice Richard* (1961)
Reg Noble (1962)
Ambrose O’Brien (1962)
Harry Cameron (1963)
Léo Dandurand (1963)
Jimmy Gardner (1963)
Tommy Gorman (1963)
Jack Laviolette (1963)
Didier Pitre (1963)
Bill Durnan* (1964)
Babe Siebert (1964)
Marty Barry (1965)
Toe Blake* (1966)
Butch Bouchard (1966)
Elmer Lach* (1966)
Ken Reardon (1966)
Roy Worters (1969)
Tom Johnson (1970)
Jean Béliveau* (1972)
Bernie Geoffrion* (1972)
Doug Harvey* (1973)
Hartland Molson (1973)
Tommy Smith (1973)
Dickie Moore* (1974)
Gordie Drillon (1975)
Joe Cattarinich (1977)
Jacques Plante* (1978)
Sam Pollock (1978)
Henri Richard* (1979)
Gump Worsley (1980)
Frank Mahovlich* (1981)
Yvan Cournoyer* (1982)
Ken Dryden* (1983)
Jacques Lemaire* (1984)
Bert Olmstead (1985)
Serge Savard* (1986)
Jacques Laperrière (1987)
Tony Esposito* (1988)
Guy Lafleur* (1988)
Buddy O’Connor (1988)
Scotty Bowman (1991)
Bob Gainey* (1992)
Guy Lapointe (1993)
Steve Shutt (1993)
Larry Robinson* (1995)
Denis Savard* (2000)
Rod Langway (2002)
Dick Duff (2006)
Patrick Roy* (2006)
Doug Gilmour (2011)
Chris Chelios* (2013)
Pat Burns (2014)
Rogatien Vachon (2016)
Mark Recchi (2017)
Guy Carbonneau (2019)

*- Denotes member of The NHL 100 (1917-2017)
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