All-Time Greats: Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Guy Lafleur, Patrick Roy, Ken Dryden, Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey, Larry Robinson, Jacques Plante
Rivals: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadiens Tickets
Predating the National Hockey League itself, le Club de hockey Canadien is the league’s oldest team. By most measures, the Montreal Canadiens are the most successful club in league history. While the team’s last championship win came in 1993, its 24 Stanley Cups far outstrip all others. The club was the first NHL franchise to win 3,000 games, and it remains at or near the top of the league’s all-time standings. Nicknamed "the Habs," the Canadiens saw veritable dynasties in the 1940s, 1950s and 1970s that were led by legends like Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur. They’ve also been served by some of the world’s greatest netminders — Plante, Dryden, Roy, Price. Even the Habs’ rivalries are historic; they’ve vied with the Toronto Maple Leafs for more than a century and with the Boston Bruins nearly as long. Not everything about the Canadiens is rooted in the past, however. Their 70-plus years at the Forum de Montreal ended in 1996. They now play home games at the 21,273-seat Bell Centre — not the league’s oldest arena, but its largest. StubHub is where you get Montreal Canadiens tickets.
What conference and division do the Montreal Canadiens play in?
Since 2013, the Canadiens have been assigned to the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Both the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Habs’ historic rivals, are also members of that division.
How many championships have the Montreal Canadiens won?
The Montreal Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups and 23 National Hockey League championships. How is it possible that those numbers are different? Both Lord Stanley’s cup (1893) and the Canadiens (1909) predate the founding of the NHL in 1917. So when the Habs won their first Cup in 1915-16, it was a year too early to be an NHL championship. And in fact, the Stanley Cup did not become the NHL championship until 1927; before that, it was contested by the best teams from multiple leagues. So winning their first NHL title in 1923-24 sent the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup contest against Western Canada Hockey League champions Calgary Tigers; Montreal prevailed and took home its second Cup. Twists and turns aside, no matter which of the measures you use, the Canadiens are solidly at the top of the list.
Has the Bell Centre always been the Canadiens' home arena?
From 1924 through 1996, the Montreal Canadiens played home games at the Forum de Montreal on Rue St-Catherine. It was one of the most hallowed of hockey arenas. In 1996, the Habs moved to their new home at what was then called the Molson Centre. The new venue was able to accommodate thousands more spectators. In 2002, the arena's name changed to its current moniker, the Bell Centre.
Where can I get tickets to a Montreal Canadiens game?
For tickets to the next Canadiens’ home game at Bell Centre, search the listings at StubHub. You'll be able to choose the seats you want and filter options by price and value. As the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub makes the purchase process simple and secure for fans.
Who coaches the Montreal Canadiens?
Claude Julien was originally hired to finish out the 2002-03 season, and he coached the Canadiens until early 2006. After time in New Jersey and Boston, he returned in 2017 and has coached them since.Back to Top
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