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List Rules Vote up the best hockey players based on their careers with the Montreal Canadiens.

List of the greatest Montreal Canadiens of all time. The best players to ever call themselves Canadiens, in more than the geographical sense, are ranked here as the best Canadiens of all time. The Canadiens where one of the four founding NHL teams, then called Le Club de Hockey Canadien.

The Canadiens have been an NHL team for over 100 years, founded in 1909. They have won a whopping twenty-four Stanley Cups and 22 division championships. Given their rich history, so truly great and memorable players have been Canadiens. The men who appear on this list of the best Montreal Canadiens are the best of the best, and are the reasons this team has seen so much success.

Vote up the best Canadiens below and see where your favorite players rank!

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Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Maurice Richard Right wing

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Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jean Béliveau Centerman

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Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lafleur Right wing

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Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Patrick Roy Goaltender

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Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Plante Goaltender

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Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Larry Robinson Defenseman

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Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Henri Richard Centerman

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Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ken Dryden Goaltender

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Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Doug Harvey Defenseman

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Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Carey Price Goaltender

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Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Bernie Geoffrion Right wing

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Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lapointe Defenseman

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Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Serge Savard Defenseman

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Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Yvan Cournoyer Right wing

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Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Howie Morenz Centerman

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Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Émile Bouchard Defenseman

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Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Carbonneau Centerman

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Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Steve Shutt Left Wing

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Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Saku Koivu Centerman

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Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Bob Gainey Left Wing

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Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire

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Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Chris Chelios Defenseman

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Elmer Lach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Elmer Lach Centerman

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P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
P. K. Subban Defenseman

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Georges Vézina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Georges Vézina Goaltender

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Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Andrei Markov Defenseman

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Newsy Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Newsy Lalonde Centerman, Forward

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Mats Näslund is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Peter Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Peter Mahovlich Centerman, Forward

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Aurèle Joliat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Aurèle Joliat Left Wing

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Max Pacioretty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Max Pacioretty Left Wing

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John LeClair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
John LeClair Left Wing

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J. C. Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
J. C. Tremblay Defenseman

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Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Kirk Muller Left Wing

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Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Vincent Damphousse Centerman

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Tomáš Plekanec is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Tomáš Plekanec Centerman

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Gump Worsley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Gump Worsley Goaltender

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José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
José Théodore Goaltender

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Claude Provost is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Claude Provost Right wing

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Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Roman Hamrlík Defenseman

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Éric Desjardins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Éric Desjardins Defenseman

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George Hainsworth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
George Hainsworth Goaltender

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Chris Nilan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Chris Nilan Forward

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Stéphane Richer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Stéphane Richer Left Wing

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Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Jaroslav Špaček is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jaroslav Špaček Defenseman