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Founded in 1909 by J. Ambrose O’Brien, the Montreal Canadiens are the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team worldwide and the only existing NHL club to predate the founding of the NHL. Their first NHL game was played on Dec. 19, 1917, versus the Ottawa Senators, which they won 7-4. They are the most successful NHL franchise with 25 championships, 11 more than the second-place Toronto Maple Leafs. They also happen to be the most recent Canadian franchise to win the Stanley Cup, having done so in 1993. Additionally, 65 players who donned a Canadiens sweater during their careers have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL Rumors: Lightning, Canadiens, Bruins, Canucks, Oilers

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Tampa Bay Lightning need to make a decision in regards to their goaltending. How will they replace Andrei Vasilevskiy? Meanwhile, there are still teams looking at Matt Grzelcyk of the Boston Bruins. Will the Montreal Canadiens trade a forward? The Edmonton Oilers announced the departure of Steve Staios who goes to Ottawa. Finally, did the Vancouver Canucks pull a trade off the table with San Jose? Lightning May Try to Replace Vasilevskiy According to Pierre LeBrun, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look at a number of options after learning goaltender Andre Vasilevskiy will miss…

Canadiens’ 2023-24 Lines: Critiquing Eric Engels’ Projections

Diving into lineup projections is always entertaining. It allows us to envision certain players playing with others that we might not have seen yet. It comes at a time when the regular season has yet to begin, and anticipation is high. For the Montreal Canadiens, there are more combinations than most teams have because of the talent at each position and the ability of many players to play multiple positions. With the Canadiens this season, barring any injuries, there are some players pretty much locked into certain spots in the lineup. With so many injuries last season, we got many…

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Montreal Canadiens 50-Goal Scorers

The Montreal Canadiens have six players who have made it into the celebrated 50-goal club. Prior to 1970, the elusive milestone was rarely reached. During the 1970s and 1980s, as seasons became longer, stick blades curved and offense increased, 50-goal seasons became more frequent. By 1980, it had been reached 24 times…


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Canadiens FAQ

What year were the Montreal Canadiens founded?

The Montreal Canadiens were founded in 1909 by J. Ambrose O’Brien.

When did the Montreal Canadiens play their first game?

The Canadiens’ first NHL game was played on Dec. 19, 1917, versus the Ottawa Senators, which they won 7-4.

Who is the current head coach of the Montreal Canadiens?

Martin St. Louis is the current head coach for the Montreal Canadiens.