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Montreal Canadiens
Canadiens de Montréal
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens season
ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
FoundedDecember 4, 1909
HistoryMontreal Canadiens
1909–1917 (NHA)
1917–present (NHL)
Home arenaBell Centre (Centre Bell)
CityMontreal, Quebec
ECA-Uniform-MTL.PNG
Coloursred, white, blue

              

MediaEnglish
French
Owner(s)Molson family
(Geoff Molson, chairman[1])
General managerMarc Bergevin
Head coachMichel Therrien
CaptainVacant
Minor league affiliatesHamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Stanley Cups24 (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 championships8 (1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1992–93)
Presidents' Trophies0
Division championships22 (1927–28, 1928–29, 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, 2012–13)
Official websitecanadiens.nhl.com
 
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Montreal Canadiens
Canadiens de Montréal
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens season
ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
FoundedDecember 4, 1909
HistoryMontreal Canadiens
1909–1917 (NHA)
1917–present (NHL)
Home arenaBell Centre (Centre Bell)
CityMontreal, Quebec
ECA-Uniform-MTL.PNG
Coloursred, white, blue

              

MediaEnglish
French
Owner(s)Molson family
(Geoff Molson, chairman[1])
General managerMarc Bergevin
Head coachMichel Therrien
CaptainVacant
Minor league affiliatesHamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Stanley Cups24 (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 championships8 (1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1992–93)
Presidents' Trophies0
Division championships22 (1927–28, 1928–29, 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, 2012–13)
Official websitecanadiens.nhl.com

The Montreal Canadiens[note 1] (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) is a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club's official name is le Club de hockey Canadien.[2] French nicknames for the team include Les Canadiens (or Le Canadien), Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, La Sainte-Flanelle,[3] Le Tricolore, Les Glorieux (or Nos Glorieux), Les Habitants, Le CH and Le Grand Club. The team's main English nickname is the Habs, an abbreviation of "Les Habitants".

Founded in 1909, the Canadiens are the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team and the only existing NHL club to predate the founding of the NHL. One of the oldest North American professional sports franchises, the Canadiens' history predates that of every other Canadian franchise outside of football as well as every American franchise outside of baseball. The franchise is one of the "Original Six" teams, a description used for the teams that made up the NHL from 1942 until the 1967 expansion. The team's championship season in 1992–93 was the last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup.[4]

The Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup more times than any other franchise. They have won 24 championships, 22 of them since 1927, when NHL teams became the only ones to compete for the Stanley Cup.[5] On a percentage basis, as of 2014, the franchise has won 25.3% of all Stanley Cup championships contested after the Challenge Cup era, making it the second most successful professional sports team of the traditional four major sports of Canada and the United States, behind only the Boston Celtics.[note 2][6][7]

Since 1996, the Canadiens play their home games at the Bell Centre, originally the Molson Centre.[8] The team previously played at the Montreal Forum which housed the team for seven decades and all but their first two Stanley Cup championships.[note 3]

History[edit]

The Canadiens were founded by J. Ambrose O'Brien on December 4, 1909, as a charter member of the National Hockey Association,[9][10] the forerunner to the National Hockey League. It was to be the team of the francophone community in Montreal, composed of francophone players, and under francophone ownership as soon as possible.[11] The team's first season was not a success, as they placed last. After the first year, ownership was transferred to George Kennedy of Montreal[12] and the team's fortunes improved over the next seasons. The team won its first Stanley Cup championship in the 1915–16 season.[9] In 1917, with four other NHA teams, the Canadiens formed the NHL,[9] and they won their first NHL Stanley Cup during the 1923–24 season, led by Howie Morenz. The team moved from the Mount Royal Arena to the Montreal Forum for the 1926–27 season.[9]

In the 1930s, the club started the decade successfully with Stanley Cup wins in 1930 and 1931. However, the club and its then Montreal rival, the Montreal Maroons, declined both on the ice and economically during the Depression. Losses grew to the point where the team owners considering selling the team to Cleveland, Ohio interests. However, local investors were found and instead it was the Maroons that suspended operations, and several of the Maroons players moved to the Canadiens.

Led by the "Punch Line" of Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Toe Blake and Elmer Lach in the 1940s, the Canadiens enjoyed success again atop the NHL. From 1953 to 1960, the franchise won six Stanley Cups, including a record five straight from 1956 to 1960, with a new set of stars coming to prominence: Jean Beliveau, Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Jacques Plante, and Richard's younger brother, Henri.

The Canadiens added ten more championships in fifteen seasons from 1965 to 1979,[9] with another dynastic run of four straight Cups from 1976 to 1979.[9] In the 1976–77 season, the Canadiens set a modern-day record for fewest losses by only losing eight games in an 80-game season. The next season 1977-78, they had a 28-game unbeaten streak, the second-longest in NHL history only to the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers with 35-games unbeaten from October 14 to January 6.[13][14][15] The next generation of stars included Guy Lafleur, Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Pete Mahovlich, Jacques Lemaire, Pierre Larouche, Steve Shutt, Bob Gainey, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe and Larry Robinson. Scotty Bowman, who would later set a record for most NHL victories by a coach, was the team's head coach for its last five Stanley Cup victories in the 1970s.

The Canadiens won Stanley Cups in 1986, led by rookie star goaltender Patrick Roy,[9] and in 1993,[9] continuing their streak of winning at least one championship in every decade from the 1910s to the 1990s (this streak ended in the 2000s). In 1996, the Habs moved from the Montreal Forum, their home during 70 seasons and 22 Stanley Cups, to the Molson Centre (now the Bell Centre).[9]

On December 29, 2008 the Canadiens won 5–2 over the Florida Panthers to become the first team in NHL history to reach 3,000 victories.

Commemorative 100th season logo for 2008–09[16]

Centennial celebrations[edit]

The Montreal Canadiens retired various uniform numbers as part of its leadup to its celebrations during the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons. As part of the scheduled events for 2009, Montreal hosted the 2009 NHL All-Star Game,[17] and the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.[18]

Pour toujours, les Canadiens! is a 2009 Quebec feature film about the centennial celebrations, written by Jacques Savoie and directed by Sylvain Archambault. The film debuted in theatres on December 4, 2009, the Canadiens' centennial.[19][20]

Team identity[edit]

For more details on this topic, see History of the Montreal Canadiens.

Logo and jersey design[edit]

Logo used (1917–19, 1921–22)

One of sport's oldest and most recognizable logos, the classic 'C' and 'H' of the Montreal Canadiens was first used together in the 1917–18 season, when the club changed its name to "Club de hockey Canadien" from Club athlétique Canadien,[21] before evolving to its current form in 1952–53. The "H" stands for "hockey", not "Habs" or "Habitants", a popular misconception.[22] According to NHL.com, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was American Tex Rickard, owner of the Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants".[23]

The current team colours are red, blue and white. These colours have been used in combination since 1914. The Canadiens' colours are an important part of French Canadian culture. In the short story "The Hockey Sweater", Roch Carrier described the influence of the Canadiens and their jersey within rural Quebec communities during the 1940s.[24] The story was later made into an animated short, The Sweater, narrated by Carrier.[25] A passage from the short story appears on the 2002 issue of the Canadian five dollar bill.[26][27] The home sweater 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 waistline. The main road sweater is mainly white with a red and blue stripe across the waist, red at the end of both arm sleeves red shoulder yokes. The basic design has been in use since 1914, with the current version dating from 1952. Because of the team's lengthy history and significance in Quebec, the sweater has been referred to as 'La Sainte-Flanelle' (the holy flannel sweater).[3]

The Canadiens used multiple designs prior to adopting the aforementioned design in 1914. The original shirt of the 1909-1910 season was blue with a white C, as can be seen worn by Georges Poulin. The Canadiens also wore a barber pole or "barber shop" design jersey for the year 1912–1913.[28][29] Both of these designs were worn during the 2009-10 season as part of their 100th Anniversary celebration.

Motto[edit]

Nos bras meurtris vous tendent le flambeau, à vous toujours de le porter bien haut.

To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high.

The motto is from the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae which was written in 1915, the year the Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup championship. The motto appears on the wall of the Canadiens dressing room, originally at the Montreal Forum and currently at the Bell Centre.[citation needed]

Mascot[edit]

Beginning in the 2004–05 NHL season, the Canadiens adopted Youppi as their official mascot, the first costumed mascot in their long 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 Washington Nationals. With the switch, Youppi became the first mascot in professional sports to switch leagues.[30] The team has previously had children as mascots who would skate with the team during warm-ups and during intermissions. One notable child mascot was the son of player Howie Morenz, Howie Morenz Jr. Other mascots were typically the children of players or Canadiens management.

Broadcasting[edit]

Montreal Canadiens games are broadcast locally in both the French and English languages. On radio, Canadiens games are broadcast in French by CHMP 98.5,[31] and in English by CKGM, TSN Radio 690, who acquired the English broadcast rights under a 7-year deal which began in the 2011-12 season.[32]

Regional television rights in French are currently held by Réseau des sports under a 12-year deal, effective as of the 2014-15 NHL season.[33] A sister to the English-language network TSN, RDS was the only French-language sports channel in Canada until the 2011 launch of TVA Sports.[34] Prior to 2014, the deal with RDS also included national French-language rights to the NHL, which allowed the network to air non-Habs games and the playoffs. In November 2013, Rogers Communications announced a 12-year, $5.2 billion deal to acquire exclusive national rights to the NHL as a whole; Rogers sub-licensed French-language rights to Quebecor Media and TVA Sports in a $1.5 billion deal of its own.[35] RDS parent company Bell Media subsequently announced an extension of its relationship, which will see RDS continue to broadcast Canadiens games not shown on TVA on a regional basis; games will now be subject to blackout outside of the Canadiens' home market of Quebec, Atlantic Canada and parts of Ontario.[33] 22 Canadiens games per season will be televised nationally by TVA Sports, primarily through its Saturday night La super soiré LNH.[36][37]

Regional television rights in English are held by Sportsnet East in a 3-year deal announced by Rogers on September 2, 2014. Three games will be broadcast regionally by CJNT City Montreal, and the remaining games will be aired nationally through Rogers' aforementioned NHL rights deal (which will include additional games on Sportsnet and City, along with CBC Television through the revamped Hockey Night in Canada), thus giving the company control over all English-language telecasts of the Canadiens.[38] TSN previously held regional, English-language television rights to the Canadiens from 2010 through 2014. They were broadcast on a part-time TSN feed with Dave Randorf on play-by-play; these rights were not renewed by Bell Media past the 2013-14 season.[39][31]

Seasons and records[edit]

Season by season results[edit]

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

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

SeasonGPWLOTLPtsGFGAFinishPlayoffs
2009–1082393310882172234th, NortheastLost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Flyers)
2010–118244308962162092nd, NortheastLost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Bruins)
2011–1282313516752122255th, NortheastDid not qualify
2012–134829145631491261st, NortheastLost in Conference Quarterfinals,1-4 (Senators)
2013–1482462881002152053rd, AtlanticLost in Conference Finals, 2-4 (Rangers)

Franchise individual records[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Montreal Canadiens records.

Franchise scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.

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

PointsGoalsAssists
PlayerPosGPGAPtsP/G
Guy LafleurRW96151872812461.30
Jean BeliveauC112550771212191.08
Henri RichardC125635868810460.83
Maurice RichardRW9785444219650.99
Larry RobinsonD12021976868830.73
Yvan CournoyerRW9684284358630.89
Jacques LemaireC8533664698350.98
Steve ShuttLW8714083687760.89
Bernie GeoffrionRW7663713887590.99
Saku KoivuC7921914506410.81
PlayerPosG
Maurice RichardRW544
Guy LafleurRW518
Jean BeliveauC507
Yvan CournoyerRW428
Steve ShuttLW408
Bernie GeoffrionRW371
Jacques LemaireC366
Henri RichardC358
Aurele JoliatLW270
Mario TremblayRW258
PlayerPosA
Guy LafleurRW728
Jean BeliveauC712
Henri RichardC688
Larry RobinsonD686
Jacques LemaireC469
Saku KoivuC450
Yvan CournoyerRW435
Maurice RichardRW421
Elmer LachC408
Guy LapointeD406

Sources: "Statistics | Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2009-06-27. , "Hockey-Reference.com". 2010-06-17. 

Records – skaters[edit]

Career
Season

* Indicates a league record.

Source: "Season records – Individual records – Skaters | Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

Records – goaltenders[edit]

Career
Season

* Indicates a league record.

Source: "Season records – Individual records – goaltenders | Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 24, 2014.[40]

#NatPlayerPosS/GAgeAcquiredBirthplace
28CanadaBeaulieu, NathanNathan BeaulieuDL212011Strathroy, Ontario
49CanadaBournival, MichaelMichael BournivalLWL222010Shawinigan, Quebec
17CanadaBourque, ReneRene BourqueRWL322012Lac La Biche, Alberta
30SlovakiaBudaj, PeterPeter BudajGL322011Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
51CanadaDesharnais, DavidDavid DesharnaisCL282008Quebec City, Quebec
81DenmarkEller, LarsLars EllerCL252010Rødovre, Denmark
74RussiaEmelin, AlexeiAlexei EmelinDL282004Togliatti, Soviet Union
27United StatesGalchenyuk, AlexAlex GalchenyukCL202012Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11CanadaGallagher, BrendanBrendan GallagherRWR222010Edmonton, Alberta
77United StatesGilbert, TomTom GilbertDR312014Bloomington, Minnesota
20CanadaMalhotra, MannyManny MalhotraCL342014Mississauga, Ontario
79RussiaMarkov, AndreiAndrei Markov (A)DL351998Voskresensk, Soviet Union
32CanadaMoen, TravisTravis MoenLWL322009Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan
67United StatesPacioretty, MaxMax Pacioretty (A)LWL252007New Canaan, Connecticut
15CanadaParenteau, Pierre-AlexandrePierre-Alexandre ParenteauRWR312014Hull, Quebec
14Czech RepublicPlekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec (A)CL312001Kladno, Czechoslovakia
31CanadaPrice, CareyCarey PriceGL272005Anahim Lake, British Columbia
8CanadaPrust, BrandonBrandon PrustLWL302012London, Ontario
26Czech RepublicSekac, JiriJiri SekacRWL222014Kladno, Czechoslovakia
76CanadaSubban, P. K.P. K. Subban (A)DR252007Toronto, Ontario
24United StatesTinordi, JarredJarred TinordiDL222010Burnsville, Minnesota
35CanadaTokarski, DustinDustin TokarskiGL252013Humboldt, Saskatchewan
43CanadaWeaver, MikeMike WeaverDR362014Bramalea, Ontario
22CanadaWeise, DaleDale WeiseRWR262014Winnipeg, Manitoba


Leaders[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Source: "Historical Website of the Montreal Canadiens". Montreal Canadiens. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

Honoured members[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of Montreal Canadiens award winners.

Retired numbers[edit]

The Canadiens have retired fifteen numbers in honour of eighteen players,[42] the most of any team in the National Hockey League, and the third highest total of any of the four major professional sports leagues of the United States and Canada. All of the honourees were born in Canada. Howie Morenz was the first honouree on November 2, 1937.

Montreal Canadiens retired numbers
No.PlayerPositionCareerDate of honour
1Jacques PlanteG1953-63October 7, 1995
2Doug HarveyD1947-61October 26, 1985
3Emile BouchardD1941-56December 4, 2009
4Jean BeliveauC1952-71October 9, 1971
5Bernie GeoffrionRW1950-64March 11, 2006
Guy LapointeD1968-82November 8, 2014
7Howie MorenzC1923-37November 2, 1937
9Maurice RichardRW1943-60October 6, 1960
10Guy LafleurRW1971-85February 16, 1985
12Dickie MooreLW1953-63November 12, 2005
Yvan CournoyerRW1964-79November 12, 2005
16Henri RichardC1955-75December 10, 1975
Elmer LachC1940-54December 4, 2009
18Serge SavardD1967-81November 18, 2006
19Larry RobinsonD1972-89November 19, 2007
23Bob GaineyLW1974-89February 23, 2008
29Ken DrydenG1970-79January 29, 2007
33Patrick RoyG1985-95November 22, 2008

Hockey Hall of Fame[edit]

Sixty-two people associated with the Canadiens have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 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 Vezina were the first Canadiens given the honour in 1945, while Chris Chelios was the most recently inducted, in 2013.

Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famers
PlayerNat.PositionInducteed
Howie MorenzCanadaC1945
Georges VezinaCanadaG1945
Aurele JoliatCanadaLW1947
Newsy LalondeCanadaC1950
Joe MaloneCanadaC1950
Sprague CleghornCanadaD1958
Herb GardinerCanadaD1958
Sylvio ManthaCanadaD1960
Maurice "Rocket" RichardCanadaRW1961
Joe HallCanadaD1961
George HainsworthCanadaG1961
Harry CameronCanadaD1962
Jack LavioletteCanadaD1962
Jimmy GardnerCanadaLW1962
Didier PitreCanadaRW1962
Albert "Babe" SiebertCanadaD1964
Bill DurnanCanadaG1964
Marty BarryCanadaC1965
Ken ReardonCanadaD1966
Hector "Toe" BlakeCanadaLW1966
Emile BouchardCanadaD1966
Elmer LachCanadaC1966
Tom JohnsonCanadaD1970
Jean BeliveauCanadaC1972
Bernard "Boom Boom" GeoffrionCanadaRW1972
Doug HarveyCanadaD1973
Dickie MooreCanadaLW1974
Gord DrillonCanadaRW1975
Jacques PlanteCanadaG1978
Henri "Pocket Rocket" RichardCanadaC1979
Lorne "Gump" WorsleyCanadaG1980
Frank MahovlichCanadaLW1981
Yvan CournoyerCanadaRW1982
Ken DrydenCanadaG1983
Jacques LemaireCanadaC1984
Bert OlmsteadCanadaLW1985
Serge SavardCanadaD1986
Jacques LaperriereCanadaD1987
Guy LafleurCanadaRW1988
Tony EspositoCanadaG1988
Bud O'ConnorCanadaC1988
Bob GaineyCanadaLW1992
Guy LapointeCanadaD1993
Steve ShuttCanadaLW1993
Larry RobinsonCanadaD1995
Denis SavardCanadaC2000
Rod LangwayUnited StatesD2002
Patrick RoyCanadaG2006
Dick DuffCanadaLW2006
Doug GilmourCanadaC2011
Chris CheliosUnited StatesD2013

The following are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builders category. The first inductee was Vice President William Northy in 1945. The most recent inductee will be coach Pat Burns in 2015.

Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famers
BuilderNat.TitleInducted
William NortheyCanadaVice President1945
Hon. Donat RaymondCanadaOwner1958
Dick IrvinCanadaCoach1958
Frank J. SelkeCanadaGeneral Manager1960
J. Ambrose O'BrienCanadaOwner1962
Leo DandurandCanadaOwner1963
Tommy GormanCanadaGeneral Manager1963
Hon. H de M MolsonCanadaOwner1973
Joe CattarinichCanadaOwner1977
Sam PollockCanadaGeneral Manager1978
Scotty BowmanCanadaCoach1991
Pat BurnsCanadaCoach2015

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Even in English, the French spelling, Canadiens, is always used.
  2. ^ As of May 2014, the Boston Celtics have the highest percentage of National Basketball Association championships with 25.4%, and in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees have the highest percentage with 24.8%.
  3. ^ Earlier venues for the Canadiens include Jubilee Rink, Montreal Westmount Arena, and Mount Royal Arena

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