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The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time 

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Updated April 12, 2020 27.2k votes 1.9k voters 22.7k views 111 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!
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Maurice Richard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Jean Béliveau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman
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Guy Lafleur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing
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Patrick Roy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Larry Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman
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Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Henri Richard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman
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Ken Dryden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Carey Price is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Serge Savard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Yvan Cournoyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Right wing
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Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Guy Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Defenseman
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Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Chris Chelios is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Bob Gainey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing
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Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman
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Steve Shutt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Left Wing
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Frank Mahovlich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Dickie Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Jacques Lemaire
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Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
Centerman
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P. K. Subban is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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Andrei Markov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Montreal Canadiens of All Time
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