Montreal Canadiens are a hockey team that plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens are the only existing NHL club to have formed prior to the league’s inception in 1917, and are the only team to have operated continuously throughout the league’s history. The Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cup championships.


Quick Facts About the Montreal Canadiens

Date Founded: 1909

Venue: Bell Centre

Team Colours: Red, white and blue

Stanley Cup Victories: 24

Early Hockey in Montréal

Regulated senior hockey first arrived in Montréal thanks to students at McGill University, who began playing hockey on Montréal's Victoria Skating Rink in 1875. By 1880, the group had written a set of rules for teams to follow, and in 1886, they helped to organize the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada (AHAC), which included four teams from Montréal and one team from Ottawa; a team from Québec City would join the league in 1892. One Montréal team, the Montreal Hockey Club, won the first Stanley Cupawarded in 1893. At a time when any team in Canada could challenge for the Cup at any time during the season, Montréal teams would continue to dominate the Stanley Cup wins, with the Montreal Hockey Club winning again in 1894 and 1895, and the Montreal Victorias winning in 1895, 1896, 1897 and 1898..

When the AHAC folded in 1898, it was reorganized as the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL). During its first two years in operation (1899 and 1900), the Montreal Shamrocks were the Stanley Cup champions. The Montreal Hockey Club reclaimed the Stanley Cup with victories in 1902 and 1903. In 1905, the CAHL was replaced by the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECAHA). The Montreal Wanderers proved to be the team to beat, as they won and successfully defended the Cup in 1907 and 1908.

In 1909, the ECAHA dissolved and reformed as the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA). The Montreal Wanderers were excluded from the new league, and as a result, formed their own league, the National Hockey Association (NHA). By February 1910, the CHA had merged into the NHA.

Montreal Canadiens (NHA)

The Montreal Canadiens were founded on 4 December 1909 by John Ambrose O'Brien, who named Jean-Baptise “Jack” Laviolette as the coach and general manager. In one month, Laviolette recruited 15 players for the team, and they played their first game as a member of the Canadian Hockey Association on 4 January 1910. Days later, the Canadiens joined the newly formed National Hockey Association. They finished their first season in last place. Prior to the start of their second season, Le Club athlétique canadien, a Montréal sporting organization from whom O'Brien's Canadiens borrowed their name, became a National Hockey Association franchise. O'Brien's Canadiens ceased operations, while Le Club athlétique canadien kept the Montreal Canadiens name.

The next two seasons were disappointing, as the Montreal Canadiens finished in last place in the league. By the 1915–16 season, however, the team was in top form, earning their first playoff berth and a chance at the Stanley Cup. Led by Newsy Lalonde, Jack Laviolette and goalie Georges Vézina, the team won the Stanley Cup for the first time, defeating the Portland Rosebuds of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association in the 1916 Stanley Cup Final. In 1917, the Canadiens took to the ice in new uniforms, sporting a CH crest on their jerseys for the first time. The crest symbolized the acquisition of the team by the Canadian Hockey Club.

Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

The team began the 1917–18 season as a founding team of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens lost the NHL's first championship in 1918 to the Toronto Arenas, who would become the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. During the 1919 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Canadiens won the league championship over the Senators but were not successful in their run for the Stanley Cup that year. Both the Canadiens and their rivals, the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, lost many players to the influenza pandemic, and the series was interrupted; consequently, no winner was declared, and the Stanley Cup was not awarded in 1919.

The team established its reputation for flair, speed and offensive power early in its NHL history; in addition to Joe Malone and Aurèle Joliat, it had, in Howie Morenz, the most exciting player of the 1920s and 1930s. Though the Canadiens missed the playoffs from 1920 to 1922, they returned to post-season play after a successful 1922–23 season. Those playoffs, however, were marked with controversy, as captain Sprague Cleghorn was suspended by his own team for a vicious check against Ottawa Senators player Lionel Hitchman. Ottawa won the league championship, as well as the Stanley Cup. By the next playoffs, Montreal proved to be in top form — and on better behaviour. In the spring of 1924, the Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup as an NHL team.

The Canadiens would, once again, be named league champions in 1925, though not as a result of their play. Hamilton, the top team in the league, was suspended after its players demanded they be paid for playing in the post-season —the first strike in NHL history. The Canadiens would not be successful in the Stanley Cup finals, losing to the Victoria Cougars, who became the last team outside the NHL to win the Cup. The Canadiens finished the next season in last place, following a 12-game losing streak.

In 1926–27, the NHL expanded to include 10 teams, as three teams from the failed Western Hockey League joined the NHL. The Canadiens finished second in the Canadian Division but, once again, lost the Stanley Cup semi-final, this time to the Ottawa Senators. The team thus began the 1927–28 season determined to finish on top of the league. The season was a triumph, including a 19-game win streak. However, an overtime goal by the opposing Montreal Maroons sealed the Canadiens' fate in the playoffs, and the team missed the Stanley Cup finals.

The 1928–29 season is considered one of the most successful in team history. Over the course of the season, the team lost just seven games, won 22 games by shutout, and ended the season with an eight-game win streak. Success did not spill over to the playoffs, however; the Canadiens lost a spot in the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins.

The 1930s

The Canadiens began the 1930s on a high note, finishing as Stanley Cup champions in both 1930 and 1931, the first back-to-back Stanley Cups for the team. The team claimed its fourth Canadian Division title in five seasons in 1931–32 but lost in the semifinals to the New York Rangers. The loss marked the beginning of a downward trend for the team, which spent the first half of the next season in last place in the Canadian Division, and finished the season tied for third. In the post-season, the team was knocked out in the quarterfinals, again at the hands of the New York Rangers. The playoffs would end just as quickly during the 1933–34 playoffs, this time against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Canadiens' general manager Léo Dandurand made 15 trades over the next season. Although the first half of the season was sprinkled with team losses, by the second half, the team managed to win enough points to finish third in the Canadian Division. Their post-season would, nonetheless, be cut short once again by the Rangers. Following the loss, the Canadiens were sold to the Canadian Arena Company. The new owners traded players in an effort to bolster the team but with little success; the Canadiens finished the 1935–36 season in last place, and, for the first time in a decade, missed the playoffs.

Former Canadiens star Howie Morenz returned to Montreal for the 1936–37 season; however, his tenure was short lived. On 28 January 1937, Morenz broke his leg during a game and died on 8 March from complications. With Morenz suddenly gone, the Canadiens' spirits were low; the team was easily knocked out of the Stanley Cup semifinals by the Detroit Red Wings, and the following season they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the quarter-finals. Montreal met Detroit again during the playoffs of the 1938–39 season, with the same result.

The 1940s

By the start of the new decade, the Montreal Canadiens and their fans were accustomed to disappointment. Prior to the start of the 1939–40 season, the team lost coach Babe Siebert in a drowning accident. By the end of the season, the Canadiens were in last place, without a playoff spot. Though they won a spot the following year, they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round. The following year they were knocked out by the Detroit Red Wings, again in the first round.

In 1942–43, the NHL was reduced to just six teams, sparking the beginning of the era known as the Original Six. It also marked a new period for the Canadiens, as rookie Maurice Richard joined the team. Richard, nicknamed the Rocket, would replace Joe Benoit as a member of the famous "Punch Line," which also included Toe Blake and Elmer Lach. With Bill Durnan in goal (one of the best in the NHL), the Canadiens of the mid-1940s enjoyed a period of unprecedented success. The 1943–44 season culminated in the team hoisting the Stanley Cup. During the 1944–45 season, the team led the league with most goals scored, fewest goals allowed and most penalty minutes. Maurice Richard also became the league's first player to score 50 goals in a season. Though the Canadiens missed out on the Cup in 1945, 1947 and 1949, and did not make the playoffs at all in 1948, they were Stanley Cup champions in 1946.

The 1950s

The 1949–50 through 1951–52 seasons ended in defeat. However, in 1952–53, Jacques Plante made his NHL debut as goalie for the team and helped the Canadiens finish in second place in the league. In game six of the 1953 Stanley Cup finals, Elmer Lach scored the game-winning goal, breaking a tie in overtime and leading the team to its seventh Stanley Cup. Though they missed out on the Cup in 1954, the team hoped to reclaim it in 1955. This was not to be, partly due to events in March 1955. During a 13 March game against the Boston Bruins, Richard violently hit Bruins defenceman Hal Laycoe in retaliation for Laycoe high-sticking Richard earlier in the game. When linesman Cliff Thompson tried to intervene, Richard punched him. NHL President Clarence Campbell suspended Richard for the remainder of the season, including the playoffs. Montreal fans protested that the suspension was too long, and was motivated by Richard's French Canadian ethnicity. Campbell's appearance in Montréal on March 17 provoked a riot at the Montreal Forum, known as the Richard Riot. The event is considered a sign of the rising ethnic tensions in Québec and a significant factor in Québec's Quiet Revolution.

Richard accepted his punishment and promised to return to the Canadiens the next year, this time finishing with a Cup. His promise was fulfilled; in 1955–56 the team began an era of success unmatched in the history of professional hockey. The Canadiens had a new coach in Hector "Toe" Blake, led the league by 24 points and had two unstoppable lines — Jean Béliveau, Maurice Richard and Bert Olmstead; and Henri Richard, Bernard Geoffrion and Dickie Moore. They also claimed the NHL's best goalie in Plante. The combination resulted in the team's first 100-point season. They also set a league record for most Cup wins with eight, following up with a ninth in 1957.

The 1957–58 season marked an emergence of young stars on the team. Dickie Moore, nicknamed Digging Dickie, became the NHL's points leader, while Maurice Richard's younger brother Henri, known as the Pocket Rocket, finished in second place. That year, the Canadiens marked the league's second "three-peat" Stanley Cup championship. They made it a fourth championship in 1958–59 and a fifth straight win in 1959–60. The 1960 Stanley Cup final game would also be Maurice Richard's last, as the Rocket hung up his jersey for good at the end of the season.

The 1960s

The Montreal Canadiens' monopoly over the Stanley Cup came to an end during the 1961 playoffs, with Montreal being knocked out in the semi-finals by Chicago. Though the team played well during the 1961–62 regular season, they, once again, lost in the post-season semifinals to Chicago in 1962, and to Toronto in 1963 and 1964. The Canadiens' management was overhauled in the summer of 1964, and the Canadiens won their 13th and 14th franchise Stanley Cups in 1965 and 1966.

In 1967–68, the NHL expanded. Facing more competition, the Canadiens initially met with little success and after 33 games, were in last place in the league. By the end of the season, however, they had reclaimed their spot at the top of the league and the East Division. The team's success was due in part to Jean Béliveau, who scored his 400th goal and reached 1,000 career points during the season. The Canadiens proved their staying power when they won their 15th Stanley Cup against the St. Louis Blues, one of the new expansion teams. They would repeat the series against St. Louis in 1969, playing their home games in the newly renovated Montreal Forum under coach Claude Ruel.

The 1970s

After winning their 16th Stanley Cup, the Canadiens began the 1969–70 season with high hopes. However, the team fought injuries that kept team stars Jean Béliveau, Henri Richard, Jean-Claude Tremblay, John Ferguson, and Serge Savard off the ice. Additionally, Jacques Laperrière and John Ferguson were suspended, and Gilles Tremblay retired due to illness. Consequently, the team's standings suffered, and the Canadiens watched the 1970 playoffs from the sidelines. Their next season would be Béliveau and Ferguson's last but would also mark the first Canadiens' season for Guy Lapointe. Midway through the season, Al MacNeil took the helm as the team's new coach; he, along with starting goalie Ken Dryden, led the team to their 17th Stanley Cup, Béliveau's 10th as a Hab. Soon after the victory, MacNeil was replaced by Scotty Bowman as coach.

Bowman became a legendary Canadiens coach, leading a team based on speed, scoring, and defence. Although the team lost in 1972 (Guy Lafleur’s first playoffs), they won their 18th Stanley Cup in 1973, and again won four straight Cups from 1974–75 to 1978–79. Amidst their Cup successes, Guy Lafleur emerged as one of the NHL's best players and won multiple awards, including the Conn Smythe, Art Ross and Hart Trophies. The 1979 Stanley Cup final was bittersweet for the team; their 22nd in total, it also marked the last game for Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden, Jacques Lemaire, and coach Scotty Bowman.

The 1980s

The Canadiens remained competitive during the 1980s, but as the NHL expanded, their domination came to an end. Though they were at the top of league scoring thanks to stars like Guy Lafleur, Pierre Larouche, Steve Shutt, and Pierre Mondou, and the return of coach Claude Ruel, the loss of past stars dropped Montreal to third place by the end of the 1979–80 season. They finished the season without a Cup, the first time in five years. Team general manager Irving Grundman attempted to mix the team up, and drafted Doug Wickenheiser, first overall draft pick, for the next season. Despite a successful season in 1980–81, the Canadiens were swept from the first round of the playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers. Bob Berry replaced Ruel as coach for the 1981–82 season and led the team to their eighth straight year as division champions. However, the division's fourth place team, the Quebec Nordiques, dashed the Canadiens' hopes for a Cup in the first round.

Their eight-year reign as division champions came to an end in the 1982–83 season, when the team finished second in their division and failed to make it past the first round of playoffs for the third year in a row. Subsequently, general manager Irving Grundman was fired, replaced by Serge Savard. The team fell to fourth place in the division during 1983–84, and coach Berry was replaced by former player Jacques Lemaire at the end of February. It was Montreal's first losing season in 33 years. However, the Canadiens defeated both the Boston Bruins and the Quebec Nordiques before they fell to the New York Islanders i the conference final.


During the summer of 1984, Savard picked Patrick Roy in the draft; Roy would, however, play only one period during the 1984–85 season. It was truly the end of an era, as Guy Lafleur announced his retirement on 26 November 1984. The team recorded a mediocre 1985–86 season and finished second in their division. Before the playoffs began, coach Jean Perron sequestered the team in a hotel in Montréal in a bid to focus the team’s energies. The gamble paid off and the Canadiens won their 23rd Stanley Cup in 1986, led by the outstanding goaltending of rookie Roy. They defeated the Calgary Flames four games to one, and the 20-year-old Roy won the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP, the youngest player to win it to that point. The Canadiens did not finish past the second round of the playoffs until the 1988–89 Stanley Cup finals, when the Canadiens, with Pat Burns behind the bench, met the Calgary Flames again. This time, the Flames were victorious, the first visiting team to win the Stanley Cup on Montreal Forum ice.

The 1990s

The Montreal Canadiens began the 1990s as one of the top teams in the NHL. This did not, however, stop coach Pat Burns from leaving the team to coach the rival Toronto Maple Leafs at the end of the 1992 playoffs. Jacques Demers took the reins as coach for the 1992–93 season, and his timing could not have been better. The club, unexpectedly, won its 24th Stanley Cup, defeating Wayne Gretzky`s Los Angeles Kings four games to one in the finals. That year's playoff run was remarkable for the 10 straight overtime wins the Canadiens earned. They were, again, led by the spectacular goaltending of Patrick Roy, who won the Conn Smyth Trophy for the second time in his career.

The Cup was the team's last at the Montreal Forum. Although they made it to the playoffs the next year, they were quickly knocked out by the Boston Bruins. The 1994–95 season was cut short by a lockout, and the Canadians missed the playoffs for the first time in 25 years. The team failed to improve by the 1995–96 season, and team management received another overhaul with Réjean Houle as the team's general manager and Mario Tremblay as the new head coach. Just a few months into the season, Roy was traded to the Colorado Avalanche.

The team's last game in the Montreal Forum, where they had played since 1924, was on 11 March 1996. Their next home game, five days later, was played in the Molson Centre (now known as the Bell Centre), the largest arena in the NHL at 21,287 seats. Their first home game was a success, with the Canadiens beating the New York Rangers 4–2. Their next two playoff runs were short lived, with the team losing in the first round in both 1996 and 1997.

In December 1997, the team played its 5,000th game in the NHL. By the end of the season, however, the Canadiens had slipped to seventh in the Eastern Conference and did not advance past the second round of the playoffs. It was just the beginning of their troubles. By December of the 1998–99 season, the team marked an 11-game winless streak and finished the season out of playoff contention, with the lowest point total the team had seen in 40 years.

2000–Present

The team’s troubles continued into the 1999–2000 season. The team was plagued with injuries and finished the season out of playoff contention. Then in May 2000, Maurice Richard died; more than 100,000 people attended a public memorial held at the Molson Centre.

In 2001–02, the team made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years. They blasted past the Boston Bruins in the first round but lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round. In 2002–03, the Canadiens missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. In the hopes of reviving the struggling team, former Canadien Bob Gainey was hired as the team's new general manager, beginning what has been called the Gainey era.

The era began with a slow start, even with the highlight on 22 November 2003 of the first outdoor NHL game, against the Edmonton Oilers. By the end of the regular season, the team was back in playoff contention but lost in the second round to eventual Cup winners the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team met the same fate in the 2006 playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes (the 2004–05 season was cancelled due to a lockout).

For the team’s centennial season, 2008–09, the NHL paid tribute to the club’s illustrious history. Montreal hosted the 2009 All-Star Game and, in the off-season, the 2009 NHL entry draft. While the team was the toast of the league, the Canadiens season could only be classified as moderately successful. After finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 41–30–11, Montreal was swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.

The following season (2009–10), Montreal Canadiens fans hoped that hockey glory would return to their team. Jacques Martin took over behind the bench as coach, and a number of players were traded in the hopes of building up the team's star player roster. The Canadiens made franchise history on 28 December 2009, when forward Mike Cammalleri scored Montreal’s 20,000th goal in a game against the Ottawa Senators. After squeaking into the post-season, once again, as the eighth seed, the team surprised everyone by forcing the first round series to a seventh game and defeating the Washington Capitals. They would go on to meet Sidney Crosby and his defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the second round. Again, the team forced and won a seventh game and confirmed their presence at their first Conference Finals since 1993. Their playoff run ended there, however, as the Philadelphia Flyers eliminated the Canadiens in five games. Despite goaltender Jaroslav Halak’s brilliant play in the post-season, the Canadiens traded him to the St. Louis Blues in June 2010, making Carey Price their franchise goalie.

There were few highlights for fans in the 2010–11 season. On 20 February 2011, the Canadiens participated in the NHL’s second-ever Heritage Classic, losing 4–0 to the Calgary Flames in an outdoor game played in front of 41,000 spectators at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. In a frightening incident later that season, Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and fractured vertebra after a hit from Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara that sent him colliding into a stanchion. Pacioretty missed the remainder of the season, but returned to form the following year, scoring 33 goals and 32 assists in the 2011–12 season. Pacioretty’s recovery from injury was one of the few bright spots for the team, who fired both their general manager and head coach and finished last in their division and conference, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006–07.

Following an unsuccessful campaign in 2011–12, the club filled its vacant general manager and head coaching positions by hiring Marc Bergevin and Michel Therrien, respectively. In the 2012-13 lockout–shortened season, P.K. Subban won the James Norris Memorial Trophy, which is presented annually to the league’s best defenceman.

The NHL returned to full regular-season play for 2013–14. The Canadiens finished with a record of 46–28–8 and advanced as far as the Eastern Conference finals before faltering to the New York Rangers in a hard fought sixth game.

The following year, due in large part to the strong performance of goaltender Carey Price, the Canadiens won the Atlantic Division and finished the regular season with 110 points, the most since 1988–89. While the team lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Price’s efforts were recognized with the Vezina, Hart, and Ted Lindsay trophies.

The franchise changed ownership twice in the 2000s. The Montreal Canadiens were owned by Molson Breweries from 1978 to 2001, when they sold an 80.1 per cent interest in the team to American businessman George Gillett. The sale was noteworthy because no Canadian buyer came forward to buy the team at a time when the Canadian dollar was low and Canadian teams were struggling financially. Gillett did well by the team and arena, which he bought for $275 million. In 2009, he sold both to the Molson brothers for $500 million, marking the third time that the team was fully owned by the Molson family.

Stanley Cup Results

1916 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Portland Rosebuds

Game One: Portland 2, Montreal 0
Game Two: Montreal 2, Portland 1
Game Three: Montreal 6, Portland 3
Game Four: Portland 6, Montreal 5
Game Five: Montreal 2, Portland 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 3–2 and the Stanley Cup

1917 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Seattle Metropolitans

Game One: Montreal 8, Seattle 4
Game Two: Seattle 6, Montreal 1
Game Three: Seattle 4, Montreal 1
Game Four: Seattle 9, Montreal 1

Seattle Metropolitans win series 3–1 and the Stanley Cup

1919 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Seattle Metropolitans

Game One: Seattle 7, Montreal 0
Game Two: Montreal 4, Seattle 2
Game Three: Seattle 7, Montreal 2
Game Four: Seattle 0, Montreal 0
Game Five: Montreal 4, Seattle 3
Game Six: Game cancelled due to influenza pandemic.

Series cancelled and no Cup winner declared. Seattle Metropolitans and Montreal Canadiens tie series 2–2.

1924 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Tigers

Game One: Montreal 6, Calgary 1
Game Two: Montreal 3, Calgary 0

Montreal Canadiens win best-of-three series 2–0 and the Stanley Cup

1925 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Victoria Cougars

Game One: Victoria 5, Montreal 2
Game Two: Victoria 3, Montreal 1
Game Three: Montreal 4, Victoria 2
Game Four: Victoria 6, Montreal 1

Victoria Cougars win series 3–1 and the Stanley Cup

1930 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 3, Boston 0
Game Two: Montreal 4, Boston 3

Montreal Canadiens win best-of-three series 2–0 and the Stanley Cup

1931 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game One: Montreal 2, Chicago 1
Game Two: Chicago 2, Montreal 1
Game Three: Chicago 3, Montreal 2
Game Four: Montreal 4, Chicago 2
Game Five: Montreal 2, Chicago 0

Montreal Canadiens win series 3–2 and the Stanley Cup

1944 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game One: Montreal 5, Chicago 1
Game Two: Montreal 3, Chicago 1
Game Three: Montreal 3, Chicago 2
Game Four: Montreal 5, Chicago 4

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1946 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 4, Boston 3
Game Two: Montreal 3, Boston 2
Game Three: Montreal 4, Boston 2
Game Four: Boston 3, Montreal 2
Game Five: Montreal 6, Boston 3

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1947 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game One: Montreal 6, Toronto 0
Game Two: Toronto 4, Montreal 0
Game Three: Toronto 4, Montreal 2
Game Four: Toronto 2, Montreal 1
Game Five: Montreal 3, Toronto 1
Game Six: Toronto 2, Montreal 1

Toronto Maple Leafs win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1951 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game One: Toronto 3, Montreal 2
Game Two: Montreal 3, Toronto 2
Game Three: Toronto 2, Montreal 1
Game Four: Toronto 3, Montreal 2
Game Five: Toronto 3, Montreal 2

Toronto Maple Leafs win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1952 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game One: Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 1
Game Two: Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1
Game Three: Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 0
Game Four: Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 0

Detroit Red Wings win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1953 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 4, Boston 2
Game Two: Boston 4, Montreal 1
Game Three: Montreal 3, Boston 0
Game Four: Montreal 7, Boston 3
Game Five: Montreal 1, Boston 0

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1954 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game One: Detroit 3, Montreal 1
Game Two: Montreal 3, Detroit 1
Game Three: Detroit 5, Montreal 2
Game Four: Detroit 2, Montreal 0
Game Five: Montreal 1, Detroit 0
Game Six: Montreal 4, Detroit 1
Game Seven: Detroit 2, Montreal 1

Detroit Red Wings win series 4–3 and the Stanley Cup

1955 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game One: Detroit 4, Montreal 2
Game Two: Detroit 7, Montreal 1
Game Three: Montreal 4, Detroit 2
Game Four: Montreal 5, Detroit 3
Game Five: Detroit 5, Montreal 1
Game Six: Montreal 6, Detroit 3
Game Seven: Detroit 3, Montreal 1

Detroit Red Wings win series 4–3 and the Stanley Cup

1956 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game One: Montreal 6, Detroit 4
Game Two: Montreal 5, Detroit 1
Game Three: Detroit 3, Montreal 1
Game Four: Montreal 3, Detroit 0
Game Five: Montreal 3, Detroit 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1957 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 5, Boston 1
Game Two: Montreal 1, Boston 0
Game Three: Montreal 4, Boston 2
Game Four: Boston 2, Montreal 0
Game Five: Montreal 5, Boston 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1958 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 2, Boston 1
Game Two: Boston 5, Montreal 2
Game Three: Montreal 3, Boston 0
Game Four: Boston 3, Montreal 1
Game Five: Montreal 3, Boston 2
Game Six: Montreal 5, Boston 3

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1959 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game One: Montreal 5, Toronto 3
Game Two: Montreal 3, Toronto 1
Game Three: Toronto 3, Montreal 2
Game Four: Montreal 3, Toronto 2
Game Five: Montreal 5, Toronto 3

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1960 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game One: Montreal 4, Toronto 2
Game Two: Montreal 2, Toronto 1
Game Three: Montreal 5, Toronto 2
Game Four: Montreal 4, Toronto 0

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1965 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game One: Montreal 3, Chicago 2
Game Two: Montreal 2, Chicago 0
Game Three: Chicago 3, Montreal 1
Game Four: Chicago 5, Montreal 1
Game Five: Montreal 6, Chicago 0
Game Six: Chicago 2, Montreal 1
Game Seven: Montreal 4, Chicago 0

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–3 and the Stanley Cup

1966 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings

Game One: Detroit 3, Montreal 2
Game Two: Detroit 5, Montreal 2
Game Three: Montreal 4, Detroit 2
Game Four: Montreal 2, Detroit 1
Game Five: Montreal 5, Detroit 1
Game Six: Montreal 3, Detroit 2

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1967 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Game One: Montreal 6, Toronto 2
Game Two: Toronto 3, Montreal 0
Game Three: Toronto 3, Montreal 2
Game Four: Montreal 6, Toronto 2
Game Five: Toronto 4, Montreal 1
Game Six: Toronto 3, Montreal 1

Toronto Maple Leafs win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1968 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues

Game One: Montreal 3, St. Louis 2
Game Two: Montreal 1, St. Louis 0
Game Three: Montreal 4, St. Louis 3
Game Four: Montreal 3, St. Louis 2

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1969 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues

Game One: Montreal 3, St. Louis 1
Game Two: Montreal 3, St. Louis 1
Game Three: Montreal 4, St. Louis 0
Game Four: Montreal 2, St. Louis 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1971 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game One: Chicago 2, Montreal 1
Game Two: Chicago 5, Montreal 3
Game Three: Montreal 4, Chicago 2
Game Four: Montreal 5, Chicago 2
Game Five: Chicago 2, Montreal 0
Game Six: Montreal 4, Chicago 3
Game Seven: Montreal 3, Chicago 2

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–3 and the Stanley Cup

1973 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game One: Montreal 8, Chicago 3
Game Two: Montreal 4, Chicago 1
Game Three: Chicago 7, Montreal 4
Game Four: Montreal 4, Chicago 0
Game Five: Chicago 8, Montreal 7
Game Six: Montreal 6, Chicago 4

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1976 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Game One: Montreal 4, Philadelphia 3
Game Two: Montreal 2, Philadelphia 1
Game Three: Montreal 3, Philadelphia 3
Game Four: Montreal 5, Philadelphia 3

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1977 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 7, Boston 3
Game Two: Montreal 3, Boston 0
Game Three: Montreal 4, Boston 2
Game Four: Montreal 2, Boston 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–0 and the Stanley Cup

1978 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

Game One: Montreal 4, Boston 1
Game Two: Montreal 3, Boston 2
Game Three: Boston 4, Montreal 0
Game Four: Boston 4, Montreal 3
Game Five: Montreal 4, Boston 1
Game Six: Montreal 4, Boston 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1979 Stanley Cup Finals

Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers

Game One: New York 4, Montreal 1
Game Two: Montreal 6, New York 2
Game Three: Montreal 4, New York 1
Game Four: Montreal 4, New York 3
Game Five: Montreal 4, New York 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1986 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames

Game One: Calgary 5, Montreal 2
Game Two: Montreal 3, Calgary 2
Game Three: Montreal 5, Calgary 3
Game Four: Montreal 1, Calgary 0
Game Five: Montreal 4, Calgary 3

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup

1989 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames

Game One: Calgary 3, Montreal 2
Game Two: Montreal 4, Calgary 2
Game Three: Montreal 4, Calgary 3
Game Four: Calgary 4, Montreal 2
Game Five: Calgary 3, Montreal 2
Game Six: Calgary 4, Montreal 2

Calgary Flames win series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup

1993 Stanley Cup Finals
Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings

Game One: Los Angeles 4, Montreal 1
Game Two: Montreal 3, Los Angeles 2
Game Three: Montreal 4, Los Angeles 3
Game Four: Montreal 3, Los Angeles 2
Game Five: Montreal 4, Los Angeles 1

Montreal Canadiens win series 4–1 and the Stanley Cup


Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famers

Name

Position

Year Inducted

Marty Barry

Centre

1965

Jean Béliveau

Centre

1972

Hector Blake

Left Wing

1966

Scotty Bowman

Coach

1991

Émile Bouchard

Defence

1966

Pat Burns

Coach

2014

Harry Cameron

Defence

1962

Joe Cattarinich

Owner

1977

Chris Chelios

Defence

2013

Sprague Cleghorn

Defence

1958

Yvan Cournoyer

Right Wing

1982

Léo Dandurand

Owner

1963

Gord Drillon

Right Wing

1975

Ken Dryden

Goaltender

1983

Dick Duff

Left Wing

2006

Bill Durnan

Goaltender

1964

Tony Esposito

Goaltender

1988

Bob Gainey

Left Wing

1992

Herb Gardiner

Defence

1958

Jimmy Gardner

Left Wing

1962

Bernard Geoffrion

Right Wing

1972

Doug Gilmour

Centre

2011

Tommy Gorman

General Manager

1963

George Hainsworth

Goaltender

1961

Joe Hall

Defence

1961

Doug Harvey

Defence

1973

Dick Irvin

Coach

(inducted as player)

1958

Tom Johnson

Defence

1970

Aurèle Joliat

Left Wing

1947

Elmer Lach

Centre

1966

Guy Lafleur

Right Wing

1988

Newsy Lalonde

Centre

1950

Rod Langway

Defence

2002

Jacques Laperrière

Defence

1987

Guy Lapointe

Defence

1993

Jack Laviolette

Defence

1962

Jacques Lemaire

Centre

1984

Frank Mahovlich

Left Wing

1981

Joe Malone

Centre

1950

Sylvio Mantha

Defence

1960

Hartland de Montarville Molson

Owner

1973

Dickie Moore

Left Wing

1974

Howie Morenz

Centre

1945

Reg Noble

Centre

1962

William Northey

Vice President

1947

J. Ambrose O'Brien

Owner

1962

Bud O'Connor

Centre

1988

Bert Olmstead

Left Wing

1985

Didier Pitre

Right Wing

1962

Jacques Plante

Goaltender

1978

Sam Pollock

General Manager

1978

Donat Raymond

Owner

1958

Ken Reardon

Defence

1966

Maurice Richard

Right Wing

1961

Henri Richard

Centre

1979

Larry Robinson

Defence

1995

Patrick Roy

Goaltender

2006

Denis Savard

Centre

2000

Serge Savard

Defence

1986

Frank Selke

General Manager

1960

Steve Shutt

Left Wing

1993

Albert Siebert

Left Wing

1964

Georges Vézina

Goaltender

1945

Lorne Worsley

Goaltender

1980