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Stanley Cup Victories: 1924, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1993
Conn Smyth Winners: Jean Beliveau (1965); Serge Savard (1969); Ken Dryden (1971); Yvan Cournoyer (1973); Guy Lafleur (1977); Larry Robinson (1978); Bob Gainey (1979); Patrick Roy (1986, 1993)
No other NHL franchise has won half the number of Stanley Cups as the incredible Montreal Canadiens have. In a total of 30 Stanley Cup Finals appearances, the Habs are a ridiculous 23-7.
From the legendary Jean Believau to Maruice "The Rocket" Richard, who scored so often that he has the scoring title trophy named after him, the Habs are the most dominant franchise in hockey history.
Featuring pure dominance in every aspect of the game, including two of the greatest goalies of all time in Ken Dryden and Partick Roy, the Montreal Canadiens were true Stanley Cup contenders for nearly thirty consecutive years (1950-1980)—winning 16 Stanley Cups throughout that stretch.
However, since 1997, the Montreal Canadiens are just 33-48 in the playoffs in only eight appearances.
Though the Habs are fresh off one of their worst seasons in franchise history, the Bell Center is filled with banners marking the Canadiens as the most dominant franchise in the history of the NHL.
Franchise Three Stars:
- Ken Dryden
- Patrick Roy
- Jean Believau