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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Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Maurice Richard Right wing

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Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrick Roy Goaltender

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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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210 76
Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Henri Richard Centerman

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167 63
Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Serge Savard Defenseman

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282 146
Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jean Béliveau Centerman

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191 90
Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Larry Robinson Defenseman

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140 67
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Bernie Geoffrion Right wing

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Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Émile Bouchard Defenseman

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P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added P. K. Subban Defenseman

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Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Jacques Plante Goaltender

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Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
RyanWaram added Carey Price Goaltender

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130 72
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Carbonneau Centerman

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123 68
Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Vincent Damphousse Centerman

The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Ken Dryden Goaltender

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Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Andrei Markov Defenseman

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100 57
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Alex Tanguay Left Wing

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98 56
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Alexei Kovalev

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103 62
Mike Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mike Ribeiro Centerman

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Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lapointe Defenseman

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Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Pierre Turgeon

The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Chris Chelios Defenseman

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Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Kirk Muller Left Wing

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128 95
Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Yvan Cournoyer Right wing

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Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Steve Bégin Centerman, Forward

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64 41
Jocelyn Thibault is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jocelyn Thibault Goaltender

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José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Théodore Goaltender

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Patrice Brisebois is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrice Brisebois Defenseman

The Female Gymnasts That Keep You Tuned In

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Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Doug Harvey Defenseman

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Mike Camalleri is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mike Camalleri

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Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Bob Gainey Left Wing

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69 61
Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Jaroslav Halák Goaltender

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49 40
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
nietzschescode added Alexander Radulov Winger

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Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Saku Koivu Centerman

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95 92
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Howie Morenz Centerman

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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

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47 41
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Roman Hamrlík Defenseman

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Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Frank Mahovlich

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Éric Desjardins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Éric Desjardins Defenseman

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Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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Mark Streit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jeff St-Cyr added Mark Streit Defenseman

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85 89
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire

List of All Cars Made in 1969

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Georges Vézina is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Allan Paakkola added Georges Vézina Goaltender

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Mathieu Schneider is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mathieu Schneider Defenseman

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Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Richard Zedník

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Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský

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David Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added David Aebischer Goaltender

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Mark Recchi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mark Recchi Right wing

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Stéphane Richer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Stéphane Richer Left Wing

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Andrei Kostitsyn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Andrei Kostitsyn Left Wing