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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354 97
Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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2
322 93
Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing

3
313 100
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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4
222 87
Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

5
310 148
Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

6
176 71
Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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7
207 93
Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman

8
149 72
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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9
189 109
Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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10
185 110
Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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11
213 138
Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
RyanWaram added Goaltender

12
206 138
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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13
137 82
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

14
129 76
Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

15
125 73
Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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16
122 71
Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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17
144 91
Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman

18
145 97
Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing

19
111 71
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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20
101 64
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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21
84 50
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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22
87 56
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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23
104 74
Mike Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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24
101 72
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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25
153 128
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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26
125 105
Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing

27
87 72
Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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28
108 95
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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29
128 116
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman

30
95 82
Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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31
104 94
Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing

32
76 66
Patrice Brisebois is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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33
69 59
José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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34
64 55
Jocelyn Thibault is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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35
96 90
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire

36
97 92
Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

37
70 63
Mike Camalleri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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38
65 59
Éric Desjardins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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39
72 67
Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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40
58 53
Georges Vézina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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41
67 64
Peter Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman, Forward

42
58 54
Stéphane Richer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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43
56 55
Mark Recchi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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44
53 53
Mathieu Schneider is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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45
47 46
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Defenseman

46
51 51
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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47
67 70
Mats Näslund is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

48
77 83
Max Pacioretty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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49
32 30
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added

50
42 42
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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