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.

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301 87
Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Maurice Richard Right wing

2
283 80
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrick Roy Goaltender

3
272 88
Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lafleur Right wing

4
200 68
Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Henri Richard Centerman

5
160 54
Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Serge Savard Defenseman

6
180 83
Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Larry Robinson Defenseman

7
121 51
Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Émile Bouchard Defenseman

8
192 100
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added P. K. Subban Defenseman

9
252 144
Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jean Béliveau Centerman

10
132 62
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Bernie Geoffrion Right wing

11
120 57
Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Vincent Damphousse Centerman

12
124 64
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Carbonneau Centerman

13
111 55
Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Andrei Markov Defenseman

14
98 46
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Alex Tanguay Left Wing

The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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103 51
Mike Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mike Ribeiro Centerman

16
162 100
Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Jacques Plante Goaltender

17
186 120
Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
RyanWaram added Carey Price Goaltender

18
93 52
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Alexei Kovalev

19
158 106
Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Ken Dryden Goaltender

20
87 48
Steve Bégin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Steve Bégin Centerman, Forward

21
73 40
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Pierre Turgeon

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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79 46
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Kirk Muller Left Wing

23
124 88
Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lapointe Defenseman

24
95 65
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Chris Chelios Defenseman

25
61 35
Jocelyn Thibault is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jocelyn Thibault Goaltender

26
73 50
Patrice Brisebois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrice Brisebois Defenseman

27
116 94
Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Yvan Cournoyer Right wing

28
49 31
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
nietzschescode added Alexander Radulov Winger

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63 45
José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Théodore Goaltender

30
65 47
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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68 53
Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Jaroslav Halák Goaltender

32
133 123
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Doug Harvey Defenseman

33
45 37
Mark Streit is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jeff St-Cyr added Mark Streit Defenseman

34
102 100
Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Bob Gainey Left Wing

35
44 37
Roman Hamrlík is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Roman Hamrlík Defenseman

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41 34
David Aebischer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added David Aebischer Goaltender

37
36 29
Yannick Weber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Yannick Weber Defenseman, Forward

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108 109
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Saku Koivu Centerman

39
40 34
Martin Ručinský is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Martin Ručinský

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57 53
Éric Desjardins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Éric Desjardins Defenseman

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37 31
Andrei Kostitsyn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Andrei Kostitsyn Left Wing

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33 28
Sergei Kostitsyn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Sergei Kostitsyn Left Wing, Winger

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42 40
Chris Nilan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Chris Nilan Forward

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28 24
Richard Zedník is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Richard Zedník

45
34 31
Raphael Díaz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Raphael Díaz Defenseman

46
85 92
Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Steve Shutt Left Wing

47
48 49
Mark Recchi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mark Recchi Right wing

48
84 92
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Howie Morenz Centerman

49
44 45
Mathieu Schneider is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mathieu Schneider Defenseman

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30 29
Jan Bulis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Ari Aries added Jan Bulis Centerman