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The Canadiens are also know as The Habs and The Flying Frenchmen.
The team logo is a C with an H in the centre representing Club de Hockey Canadien.
40 players that have worn the Montreal Canadien jersey are now in the hockey hall of fame.
The Montreal Canadiens or as the franchise is officially known as Le club de hockey Canadien organization was founded in 1909-1910 making them the oldest team in professional hockey.
1910 saw the Montreal Canadiens play their first game after joining a new league called the National Hockey Association.
After playing an incredible 15 seasons in a row in the NHL without missing a single game November 28 1925 Georges Vezina fell to to the ice with blood rolling from his mouth and short of breath breath marking the end of a remarkable NHL career. Just a few months later the tuberculosis Vezina aka the
During the 1927-28 season George Hainsworth led the league in goaltending posting an amazing 22 shutouts a record that still stands today. That season Hainsworth became the very first recipient of the Vezina trophy which was in honour of his predecessor. The following season the NHL saw a rule chang
The early 30s were rough for the Habs and by 1935/1936 they had the worst record in the league. Stunned by such a horrible performance the NHL gave Montreal the rights to all French Canadian players for two years. The following season they had the 2nd best record in the league.
1943/1944 saw the Canadiens return to their winning ways taking home the Stanley Cup after an impressive year in which they had only lost five games the entire 50 game season.
In 1945 Maurice Rocket Richard became the first player to score 50 goals in a single season reaching the mark on the final night of the season.
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