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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313 92
Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lafleur Right wing

3
308 96
Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrick Roy Goaltender

4
218 83
Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Henri Richard Centerman

5
302 147
Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jean Béliveau Centerman

6
174 69
Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Serge Savard Defenseman

7
203 92
Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Larry Robinson Defenseman

8
148 71
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Bernie Geoffrion Right wing

9
186 107
Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Jacques Plante Goaltender

10
182 109
Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Ken Dryden Goaltender

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211 133
Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
RyanWaram added Carey Price Goaltender

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203 130
P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added P. K. Subban Defenseman

13
135 79
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Carbonneau Centerman

14
128 74
Vincent Damphousse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Vincent Damphousse Centerman

15
125 72
Émile Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Émile Bouchard Defenseman

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120 70
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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142 91
Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Guy Lapointe Defenseman

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84 48
Pierre Turgeon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Pierre Turgeon

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110 71
Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Chris Chelios Defenseman

20
139 97
Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Yvan Cournoyer Right wing

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100 63
Alexei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Alexei Kovalev

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101 67
Alex Tanguay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Alex Tanguay Left Wing

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104 70
Mike Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mike Ribeiro Centerman

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86 55
Kirk Muller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Kirk Muller Left Wing

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87 66
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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148 128
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
gaug66 added Doug Harvey Defenseman

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121 104
Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Bob Gainey Left Wing

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69 55
José Théodore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added José Théodore Goaltender

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64 50
Jocelyn Thibault is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jocelyn Thibault Goaltender

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76 63
Patrice Brisebois is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Patrice Brisebois Defenseman

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122 114
Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Saku Koivu Centerman

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70 59
Mike Camalleri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mike Camalleri

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91 82
Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Frank Mahovlich

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102 95
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
slaft added Howie Morenz Centerman

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101 94
Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Steve Shutt Left Wing

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95 91
Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time

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72 66
Jaroslav Halák is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Jaroslav Halák Goaltender

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93 90
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire

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64 59
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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51 47
Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
nietzschescode added Alexander Radulov Winger

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56 54
Stéphane Richer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Stéphane Richer Left Wing

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55 53
Georges Vézina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Allan Paakkola added Georges Vézina Goaltender

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63 64
Peter Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Peter Mahovlich Centerman, Forward

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

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52 52
Mathieu Schneider is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mathieu Schneider Defenseman

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

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54 55
Mark Recchi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
doremifasola added Mark Recchi Right wing

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76 82
Max Pacioretty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Habs70s added Max Pacioretty Left Wing

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

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