NHL The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time  

Ranker Hockey
14.9k votes 1k voters 12.5k views 102 items

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!
list ordered by

1
391 106
Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Right wing

2
356 103
Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing

3
338 118
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Goaltender

4
346 153
Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

5
232 94
Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman

6
237 100
Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

7
188 78
Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Defenseman

8
165 76
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Right wing

9
211 115
Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Goaltender

10
205 114
Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Goaltender

11
232 151
Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
RyanWaram added Goaltender

12
158 93
Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman

13
163 100
Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing

14
129 77
Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Émile Bouchard Defenseman

15
135 84
Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

16
129 80
Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Defenseman

17
143 92
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

18
214 153
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Defenseman

19
121 75
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Defenseman

20
173 132
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Defenseman

21
106 73
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added

22
94 62
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Left Wing

23
142 107
Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing

24
88 57
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added

25
144 118
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

26
123 98
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Centerman

27
108 85
Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added

28
104 82
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Left Wing

29
112 91
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire

30
113 93
Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

31
116 96
Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing

32
106 88
Mike Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Centerman

33
79 65
Peter Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman, Forward

34
68 56
Georges Vézina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Allan Paakkola added Goaltender

35
72 62
Éric Desjardins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Defenseman

36
81 72
Patrice Brisebois is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrice Brisebois Defenseman

37
74 65
José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added Goaltender

38
44 33
Gump Worsley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Tom Weiss added Goaltender

39
65 57
Stéphane Richer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Left Wing

40
76 70
Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Goaltender

41
74 68
Mike Camalleri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mike Camalleri

42
89 85
Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Centerman, Forward

43
66 60
Jocelyn Thibault is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added Goaltender

44
77 74
Mats Näslund is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

45
87 86
Elmer Lach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

46
52 49
J. C. Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Defenseman

47
62 63
Aurèle Joliat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Left Wing

48
59 60
Mark Recchi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Right wing

49
33 30
Yvon Lambert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
nietzschescode added Yvon Lambert Left Wing

50
54 55
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
nietzschescode added Winger