NHL The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time  

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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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363 103
Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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2
329 97
Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing

3
320 106
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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4
225 92
Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

5
318 150
Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

6
213 93
Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman

7
181 74
Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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8
152 74
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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9
194 113
Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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10
193 113
Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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11
220 144
Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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12
151 91
Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman

13
128 74
Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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14
141 85
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

15
133 79
Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

16
210 145
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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17
124 74
Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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18
152 98
Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing

19
114 72
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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20
91 58
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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21
86 54
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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22
102 69
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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23
160 129
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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24
134 105
Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing

25
102 77
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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26
105 80
Mike Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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27
137 116
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

28
113 96
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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29
100 83
Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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30
104 90
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire

31
108 95
Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing

32
103 93
Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

33
88 78
Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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34
74 64
Peter Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman, Forward

35
70 62
José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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36
68 60
Éric Desjardins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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37
78 71
Patrice Brisebois is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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38
62 54
Georges Vézina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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39
65 58
Jocelyn Thibault is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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40
74 69
Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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41
71 66
Mike Camalleri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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42
61 56
Stéphane Richer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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43
37 31
Gump Worsley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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44
71 71
Mats Näslund is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

45
32 28
Yvon Lambert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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46
54 55
Mathieu Schneider is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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47
48 48
Chris Nilan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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48
48 48
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

49
80 86
Elmer Lach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

50
52 53
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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