16 Facts About Montreal Canadiens

1. In 1916, The Montreal Canadiens are identified as the "Canadians" on the Cup.

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2. The Montreal Canadiens were invited to inaugurate the arena as the natural ice surface at the Mount Royal Arena was not ready to host NHL games.

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3. The Montreal Canadiens won the best-of-three series in two games, and captured their second Stanley Cup.

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4. The Montreal Canadiens changed their logo to a red "C" interlocked with a white "H".

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5. In 2003, Montreal Canadiens participated in the first regular season outdoor game in NHL history, defeating the Edmonton Oilers in the Heritage Classic.

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6. The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times: once while part of the National Hockey Association, and 23 times as members of the NHL.

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7. The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world.

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8. In 1916, The Montreal Canadiens are identified as the "Canadians" on the Cup.

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9. The Montreal Canadiens acquired him for three players, none of whom ever played a single game in the NHL.

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10. In 1916, The Montreal Canadiens are identified as the "Canadians" on the Cup.

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11. The Montreal Canadiens have retired 13 numbers, by 14 players, in their history, the most of any team in the National Hockey League, and the fourth highest total of any North American professional sports franchise.

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12. The Montreal Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups, more than any other team.

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13. On November 22, 2003, the Montreal Canadiens participated in the Heritage Classic in Edmonton, the first outdoor hockey game in the history of the NHL.

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14. The Montreal Canadiens missed out on a playoff spot in 1970 on the final day of the regular season thanks to a tiebreaker and since Toronto missed out as well, it meant the only time in NHL history no Canadian teams made the playoffs.

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15. The Montreal Canadiens had to forfeit the game, and went on to lose in the finals to the Red Wings.

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16. The Montreal Canadiens had the most championships by a team of any of the four major North American sports until the New York Yankees won their 25th World Series title in 1999.

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