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Montreal Canadiens Timeline

DateEvent
25-March-2013 Brian Gionta scores the Montreal Canadiens 20,000th goal in club history.
5-June-2012 Canadiens General Manager announce the hiring of Michel Therrien as new Head Coach. This marks the second time Therrien takes over the reings as Canadiens Head Coach
2-May-2012 The Canadiens' Team President Geoff Molson names Marc Bergevin as the team's 17th General Manager in club history.
29-March-2012 Canadiens Team President Geoff Molson announces the termination of Team General Manager Pierre Gauthier. In addition, special advisor to the G.M., Bob Gainey is also relieved of his duties.
17-Dec-2011 The Canadiens announce the firing of Jacques Martin as Head Coach. The team appoints Randy Cunneyworth as interim Head coach for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.
8-Feb-2010 The Canadiens announce the resignation of team General Manager Bob Gainey. Announce Pierre Gauthier as the team's 16th General Manager.
4-Feb-2010 The Canadiens record their 7,000th point in franchise history with a 3-2 Shootout victory over Boston Bruins.
28-Dec-2009 Mike Cammalleri scores the Montreal Canadiens' 20,000th goal in the franchise's history.
4-Dec-2009 The Montreal Canadiens celebrate their 100th anniversary, as the club was founded on December 4, 1909.
1-Dec-2009 The group led by Geoff, Andrew and Justin Molson, and their consortium officially take over as owners of the Montreal Canadiens.
10-Sept-2009 George Gillett Jr agrees to sell the Montreal Canadiens, the Bell Center, and GEG Entertainment to the Molson Family and their consortium.
1-June-2009 The Canadiens appoint Jacques Martin as Head Coach.
9-March-2009 Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announces the firing of Canadiens Head Coach Guy Carbonneau. Bob Gainey assumes the role of Head Coach on interim basis until the conclusion of the 2008-09 season.
29-Dec-2008 Canadiens win their franchise 3,000th game in a 5-2 vctory over the Florida Panthers.
4-Dec-2008 Canadiens open Centennial Plaza at Bell Centre on their 99th anniversary.
22-Nov-2008 The Montreal Canadiens retire Patrick Roy's #33.
15-Oct-2008 The Montreal Canadiens unveil the Ring of Honour, paying tribute to the 44 players, and 14 Builders in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
24-Sep-2008 The Montreal Canadiens unveiled the details surrounding the club’s Centennial Program, spread out over the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, leading to its 100th anniversary on December 4, 2009. The first initiative will take place on October 15, on the Canadiens’ 2008-09 home opener, with the unveiling of the Ring of Honor celebrating the 44 players and 10 builders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A few days later, on October 20, fans will be treated to the first of 12 Centennial Jersey Nights featuring Canadiens players donning the first of six vintage sweaters.
23-Feb-2008 The Montreal Canadiens retire Bob Gainey's #23.
19-Nov-2007 The Montreal Canadiens retire Larry Robinson's #19.
2-July-2007 Canadiens re-sign Andrei Markov to a 4-year, $23 million US contract, the richest in club history.
29-Jan-2007 The Montreal Canadiens retire Ken Dryden's #29.
18-Nov-2006 The Montreal Canadiens retire Serge Savard's #18.
1-Sept-2006 Guy Carbonneau officially becomes the Montreal Canadiens 28th Head Coach in team history.
11-Mar-2006 The Montreal Canadiens retire Bernie Geoffrion's #5.
14-Jan-2006 Head Coach Claude Julien is fired by the Montreal Canadiens, and is replaced on an interm basis by team general manager, Bob Gainey, the 27h Head Coach in team history. Guy Carbonneau to become head coach as of start of 2006-07 campaign.
12-Nov-2005 The Montreal Canadiens retire the #12 belonging to Dickie Moore and Yvon Cournoyer.
2-Jun-2003 Bob Gainey becomes the Montreal Canadiens new General Manager, the 15th in club history, replacing André Savard who is demoted to Assistant GM.
17-Jan-2003 Claude Julien becomes the Montreal Canadiens 26th head Coach in team history replacing Michel Therrien, who was fired.
09-Apr-2002 Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma back on Sept. 5, 2001, made his heavily anticipated comeback at the Molson Centre for the game versus the Ottawa Senators, and was given a 7 minute standing ovation.
30-Sept-2002 Sen. Hartland Molson, former owner (1957-1964), and biggest fan passes away. He was 95 years old. Enter the Hall of Fame in the Builder Category in 1973.
26-Feb-2002 Bell Canada has acquired the naming rights for the Molson Centre, which, on September 1, 2002, will become the Bell Centre.
18-Dec-2001 Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois agrees to a 3-year contract, plus an option year with the Club, is now under contract with the Canadiens until 2005-06 in a deal worth up to $17 million U.S., making him the highest paid Canadien in Club history.
5-Sept-2001 Candiens announce team captain Saku Koivu will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. With surgery ruled out as an option, began chemotherapy as soon as the type of cancer was determined.
31-Jan-2001 Molson Inc. sells 80.1% stake of the Club de hockey Canadien and 100% of the Molson Centre to businessman George N. Gillett Jr. The deal is valued at $275 million (Cdn). Molson Inc. retains the remaining 19.9% stake in the hockey club.
20-Nov-2000 Michel Therrien became the 25th Head Coach in the history of the Montreal Canadiens.
20-Nov-2000 Andre Savard became the 14th General Manager in the history of the Montreal Canadiens. Savard joined the Canadiens as Director of Hockey Personnel on July 14, 2000.
10-Aug-1998 Mark Recchi receives the highest salary in Canadiens' franshise history, a one-year deal worth $4.5million US, in an arbitration award.
1-Jun-1998 Pierre Dorion becomes Chief of Scouting replacing Pierre Mondou who moves on to Pro Scouting with the club.
26-May-1997 GM Rejean Houle hires Alain Vigneault as the team's Head Coach (24th in franshise history), accompanied by assistants Dave King, Clement Jodoin, and Roland Melanson. Steve Shutt and Jacques laperierre are relieved of their duties
30-Apr-1997 Mario Tremblay resigns as Head Coach of the Canadiens after being knocked off the 1st round of the playoffs
6-Dec-1996 Canadiens trade Patrick Roy and captain Mike Keane to the Colorado Avalanche in return for goaltender Jocelyn Thibault, forwards Martin Rucinsky, and Andrei Kovalenko
2-Dec-1996 Patrick Roy plays his last game in a Canadiens uniform in a 11-1 loss at home against the Detroit Red Wings
29-Oct-1996 Captain Pierre Turgeon along with Rory Fitzpatrick and Craig Conroy are traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Shayne Corson, and Murray Baron
29-Oct-1996 Vincent Damphousse becomes the team's 25th Captain in franshise history
21-Oct-1996 Team president Ronald Corey hires Rejean Houle as GM, Mario Tremblay as Head Coach, and Yvon Cournoyer as assistant coach
19-Oct-1996 Announce the firing of General Manager Serge Savard, Head Coach Jacques Demers, and head scout Carole Vadnais
16-Mar-1996 Canadiens inaugurate their new home, the Molson Centre with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers
11-Mar-1996 Canadiens play their last game at the Montreal Forum, beating the dallas Stars 4-1
3-May-1995 Canadiens fail to make the playoffs for the first time since the 1969-70 in a 48 game strike shortened season.
29-Apr-1994 For the first time in 10 years, the Canadiens are eliminated by the Bruins in the first round of the playoffs.
6-Oct-1993 The Canadiens begin their 85th Professional Hockey season.
26-Jul-1993 Jacques Lemaire leaves the Canadiens organization to become Head Coach in New Jersey.
22-Jun-1993 Ground breaking of the new Forum; to be called the Molson Centre
9-Jun-1993 The Canadiens win their 24th Cup at the Forum, defeating LA in the game and series 4-1.
6-Jun-1993 Eric Desjardins becomes the first defenseman to record a Hat Trick in a Stanley Cup final game at the Forum.
20-May-1993 The Canadiens set an NHL record for most consecutive OT wins in 1 year with 7, and improve it 10 to by the end of the playoffs.
6-Feb-1993 Montreal hosts the 44th Annual All-Star Game.
11-Jun-1992 Jacques Demers becomes Head Coach.
29-May-1992 Pat Burns resigns as head coach.
11-Apr-1992 NHL and the Players announce a 2-year agreement.
1-Apr-1992 NHL players go on strike.
3-Apr-1991 Windsor Station (western portion) is chosen as the site of the new Forum.
25-Feb-1990 Eric Desjardins scores the Montreal Canadiens' 15,000th NHL goal
26-Dec-1989 Doug Harvey dies of cancer
24-Aug-1989 A decision is made not to expand the Forum, and new study is requested to examine the feasability of building a new modern Forum
26-Jul-1989 Larry Robinson leaves the Canadiens and joins the Kings, signing as a free agent.
17-Jul-1989 Bob Gainey announces his retirement.
9-Apr-1989 Larry Robinson sets a new NHL record by appearing in his 186th playoff game.
5-Apr-1989 Larry Robinson ties Brad Park by appearing in his 17th consecutive playoffs.
22-Mar-1989 Patrick Roy sets a new club record by being undefeated on Forum ice for the 26th consecutive game (24-0-2) in an 8-0 win over Quebec.
9-Mar-1989 Pat Burns sets a new club record for rookie head coach when the Canadiens record their 47th win of the season, defeating Quebec 5-2.
1-Jan-1989 Bob Gainey records his 500th career point.
5-Nov-1988 Mats Naslund records his 500th career assist.
1-Jun-1988 Pat Burns becomes the Canadiens 21rst Head Coach.
16-May-1988 Jean Perron resigns as head coach.
1-Apr-1988 For the first time since 1943, the Boston Bruins eliminate the Canadiens in the playoffs. They win the best-of-seven series 4-1 on Forum ice.
5-Jan-1987 Bob Gainey plays in his 1,000th game with the Canadiens.
11-Dec-1986 Larry Robinson records his 600th career assist, 4th ever in the NHL.
18-Oct-1986 Montreal defeats Winnipeg to earn their 5,001st point, the first ever NHL team to do so.
2-Jun-1986 Aurele Joliat dies at age 84.
24-May-1986 The Canadiens capture their 23rd Stanley Cup, and surpass the New York Yankees of baseball as the winningest franchise in sports. They defeat Calgary 4-3, taking the series 4-1.
19-Mar-1986 Larry Robinson plays in his 1,000th game with the Canadiens.
27-Feb-1986 Jacques Plante dies of cancer.
25-Oct-1985 Guy Lafleur scores his 518th and last goal.
29-Jul-1985 Jacques Lemaire becomes Assistant to Managing Director and Director of Player Personnel. Jean Perron replaces him as Head Coach.
12-Jan-1985 Montreal's 75th Anniversary All-Time Dream Team: Jacques Plante(G), Doug Harvey(D), Larry Robinson(D), Dickie Moore(LW), Jean Beliveau(C), Maurice Richard(RW), Toe Blake(Coach)
26-Nov-1984 Guy Lafleur announces his retirement.
24-Nov-1984 Guy Lafleur plays his last game with the Canadiens in Detroit.
24-Feb-1984 Jacques Lemaire takes over as coach of the Canadiens.
9-Feb-1984 Guy Lafleur becomes the Canadiens All-Time point leader, assisting on a goal against Vancouver for his 1,220th career point.
20-Dec-1983 Guy Lafleur scores his 500th goal and Steve Shutt his 400th goal against New Jersey.
20-May-1983 Jacques Laperriere and Jacques Lemaire become assistant coaches, Jacques Plante is named as goaltending coach.
28-Apr-1983 Serge Savard becomes Managing Director.
12-Nov-1982 Ronald Corey becomes President of le club de hockey Canadien Inc.
6-Oct-1982 Swedish Left Winger Mats Naslund becomes the first European to play for the Habs.
21-Aug-1981 Serge Savard announces his retirement.
3-Jun-1981 Bob Berry becomes head coach.
31-Dec-1979 Montreal defeats the Central Red Army 4-2.
12-Dec-1979 With 30 games into the season, Bernie Geoffrion resigns as head coach. Claude Ruel takes over at the helm.
4-Sep-1979 Bernie Geoffrion takes over as head coach.
21-May-1979 The Canadiens win their 22nd Cup, defeating the Rangers 4-1 at the Forum, and winning the series 4-1. Scotty Bowman resigns as head coach. Ken Dryden, Jacques Lemaire and Yvan Cournoyer announce their retirements.
4-Sep-1978 Irving Grundman succeeds Sam Pollock as Managing Director.
4-Aug-1978 Molson Breweries purchase Club de Hockey Canadien.
25-May-1978 The Canadiens win their 21st Cup, defeating the Bruins in Boston 4-1 and winning the series 4-2. This marks the third time the Canadiens have won in Boston.
8-Apr-1978 Guy Lafleur becomes the second Canadien to score 50 goals.
14-May-1977 The Canadiens win their 20th Cup, defeating the Bruins in Boston 4-1 and winning the series 4-2.
3-Apr-1977 When the season ends, the Canadiens have amassed the following records: Most goals by a Left Winger: Steve Shutt (60), Canadiens Record Most points in a season: Guy Lafleur (136), Canadiens Record Most points by a team: 60-8-12-132, an NHL Record
16-May-1976 Montreal sweeps Philadelphia, winning the final game 5-3 at the Spectrum, giving the Canadiens their 19th Stanley Cup.
31-Dec-1975 The Soviet Central Red Army and the Canadiens battle to a 3-3 tie at the Forum.
29-Mar-1975 Guy Lafleur becomes the 3rd Canadien to get 50 goals.
10-May-1973 The Canadiens win their 18th Cup, defeating Chicago 6-4 and taking the series 4-2. This marks Henri Richard's 11 Cup Championship, an NHL record.
8-Jan-1973 Larry Robinson makes his NHL debut at the Forum against Minnesota.
30-Dec-1971 The Canadian Arena Company and Club de Hockey Canadien are sold to Placements Rondelle Inc., owned by Peter and Edward Bronfman. Jacques Courtois becomes President.
23-Oct-1971 Guy Lafleur gets his first NHL goal in a 3-1 win in Los Angeles.
9-Oct-1971 Guy Lafleur makes his NHL debut at home against the Rangers.
10-Jun-1971 Scotty Bowman becomes head coach, and Guy Lafleur is drafted #1 overall.
9-Jun-1971 Jean Beliveau announces his retirement and becomes Vice President, corporate affairs.
18-May-1971 Jean Beliveau plays his final game, as the Canadiens defeat the Hawks 3-2, winning the series 4-3 and capturing their 17th Stanley Cup.
14-Mar-1971 Ken Dryden makes his NHL debut in a 5-1 win in Pittsburgh.
20-Feb-1971 Jean Beliveau records his 700th assist and 1,00th point against Chicago. Montreal defeats Chicago 7-1 at the Forum.
11-Feb-1971 Jean Beliveau scores his 500th goal against Minnesota. Montreal defeats Minnesota 6-2 at the Forum.
3-Dec-1970 Claude Ruel resigns as coach and is replaced by Al MacNeil.
4-May-1969 Montreal wins its 16th Cup in St. Louis. They sweep the Blues, wining 2-1 in the final game.
2-Nov-1968 Opening of the New Forum. Canadiens adopt the white uniform for Forum Home Games.
12-Oct-1968 Claude Ruel makes his coaching debut.
1-Sep-1968 The Canadian Arena Company and Club de Hockey Canadien are sold to J. David, William A., and Peter B. Molson.
1-Jun-1968 Claude Provost becomes the first Canadien to win the Bill Masterton Trophy.
11-May-1968 In Toe Blake's last game, and the last game in the Forum before extensive renovations, the Canadiens win their 15th Cup. They sweep St. Louis 4-0, winning 3-2 in game 4.
5-May-1966 Montreal takes its 14th Cup, defeating the Wings 3-2 and winning the series 4-2 in Detroit.
1-May-1965 Jean Beliveau becomes the first recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP), as the Canadiens wins their 13th Cup. The defeat the Hawks 4-0 and take the series 4-3 at the Forum.
15-May-1964 David Molson becomes President of the Canadiens, and Sam Pollock replaces Frank J. Selke as Managing Director.
9-Apr-1964 Bernie Geoffrion plays his last game with the Canadiens.
11-Oct-1961 Jean Beliveau becomes Canadiens Captain, after Doug Harvey becomes player/coach of the Rangers.
16-Mar-1961 Bernie Geoffrion becomes the second Canadien to score 50 regular season goals.
15-Sep-1960 Maurice Richard announces his retirement. Doug Harvey is named as Captain.
14-Apr-1960 The Canadiens win their 12th and 5th straight Stanley Cup, defeating Toronto 4-0 and sweeping the series.
12-Apr-1960 Maurice Richard scores his 82nd and last goal playoff goal in game 3 of the Final against the Leafs.
1-Nov-1959 In New York Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a face mask in an NHL gams. The Canadiens win 3-1.
1-Nov-1959 Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a face mask in an NHL game
18-Apr-1959 The Canadiens take their 11th Cup, defeating Toronto 5-3 at the Forum and win the series 4-1.
20-Apr-1958 The Canadiens take their 10th Cup, winning 5-3 in Boston and win the series 4-2.
19-Oct-1957 The Rocket becomes the first player to score 500 NHL regular season goals, doing so against Glenn Hall of the Hawks.
4-Sep-1957 The Canadian Arena Company and Club de Hockey Canadien are sold to Molson brothers Senator Hartland and Thomas H.P.
16-Apr-1957 Montreal defeats Boston 5-1 and wins their 9th Cup and take the series 4-1 at home.
10-Apr-1956 The Canadiens win their 8th Cup, defeating Detroit 3-1 at home and taking the series 4-1. They surpass Toronto for most Stanley Cup Championships.
5-Nov-1955 Jean Beliveau gets 3 goals in 44 seconds against Boston.
15-Oct-1955 Henri Richard, scores his first NHL goal against the Rangers.
8-Oct-1955 Toe Blake becomes coach of the Canadiens, defeats Toronto 2-0 at the Forum.
8-Jun-1955 Toe Blake becomes coach of the Canadiens.
14-Apr-1955 Dick Irvin coaches his last game with the Canadiens, losing game 7 of the Stanley Cup final to Detroit.
17-Mar-1955 The Richard Riot erupts in the streets of Montreal
16-Mar-1955 Maurice Richard is suspended for the balance of the season and playoffs by NHL president Clarence Campbell for striking a linesman.
3-Oct-1953 Jean Beliveau signs his first pro contract and plays his first official NHL game at the Forum.
16-Apr-1953 The Canadiens win their 7th Cup, defeating the Bruins 1-0 in OT and take the series 4-1.
4-Apr-1953 Dickie Moore plays his last game with the Canadiens.
21-Mar-1953 Bands across the center chest and arms on the white sweater are eliminated. The bands on the bottom go thin red, white, then blue. Red shoulder inserts and thick red bands on the sleeve are added.
1-Nov-1952 Jacques Plante plays his first NHL game in a 4-1 win over New York.
15-Dec-1951 Dickie Moore plays his first NHL game.
27-Jan-1951 On amateur-loan, Beliveau in his second game scores his first NHL goal in a 4-2 win over Chicago.
16-Dec-1950 Jean Beliveau and Bernie Geoffrion play in their first NHL game, tying the Rangers 1-1. Boom Boom scores his first NHL goal.
2-Apr-1950 Bill Durnan plays his last game.
10-Jan-1948 Toe Blake suffers a career-ending broken leg.
16-Oct-1947 Doug Harvey plays his first game, losing 2-1 to the Rangers.
1-Aug-1946 Frank J. Selke becomes Managing Director to the Canadiens.
9-Apr-1946 Montreal wins their 6th Cup, defeating Boston 6-3 and taking the series 4-1.
1-Apr-1946 Toe Blake becomes to the first Canadien to win the Lady Byng trophy, for gentlemanly play.
18-Mar-1945 Maurice Richard becomes the first ever player to score 50 goals in the NHL, doing it in the 50th game in Boston.
1944-1945 The Canadiens wear their white uniform for the first time. The sweater is the same as the red one, with the white colors being were the red should be and vice versa.
13-Apr-1944 The Canadiens sweep the Blackhawks 4-0 and win their 4th Stanley Cup.
30-Mar-1944 Montreal defeats the Leafs 11-0, the largest margin shutout in the playoffs.
23-Mar-1944 Maurice Richard scores 5 goals and Toe Blake 5 assists in a 5-1 playoff semi-final win over Toronto.
30-Oct-1943 Bill Durnan plays his first NHL game.
8-Nov-1942 Maurice Richard scores his first NHL goal in a 10-2 victory over the Rangers at home.
31-Oct-1942 Maurice Richard plays his first NHL game.
3-Nov-1940 Dick Irvin coaches the Habs for the first time, tying the Bruins 1-1 at the Forum.
11-May-1940 Canadian Arena Company assumes full ownership of the Canadiens, Senator Donat Raymond serves as President, William Northey as Vice President.
17-Mar-1938 In the last game between the 2 clubs, the Canadiens defeat the Maroons 6-3. The Maroons Club Folds.
2-Nov-1937 A benefit All-Star Game for the Morenz family is held at the Forum. A crowd of 8,683 watches as the NHL All-Stars defeat a combined Canadiens Maroons team 6-5.
11-Mar-1937 A funeral service is held at the Forum, more than 15,000 people show to pay their respects.
8-Mar-1937 Howie Morenz dies of complications from his injury.
28-Jan-1937 Howie Morenz plays his last game, suffering a broken leg at the Forum against Chicago.
24-Mar-1936 Longest game in NHL history: 176:36. Mud Brunteau scores the winner for Detroit, eliminating the Canadiens. The game ended at 2:25AM.
1-Feb-1936 Toe Blake is traded from the Maroons to the Canadiens
17-Sep-1935 Le Club de Hockey Canadien is sold to Ernest Savard, Maurice Forget and Louis Gelinas. They operate the club for the Canadian Arena Company, they also own the Montreal Maroons.
8-Feb-1934 Aurele Joliat Night at the Forum. Joliat plays his 500th NHL game.
14-Apr-1931 Montreal wins its 2nd Cup at the Forum. Johnny Gagnon scores the winner as they defeat Chicago 2-1, taking the Best of 5 Series 3-2.
3-Apr-1930 Montreal wins its third Stanley Cup, their first at the Forum. Howie Morenz scores the winner as they defeat Boston 4-3, taking the Best of 3 Series 2-0.
1-Apr-1929 George Hainsworth becomes the first Canadien to win the Vezina Trophy, finishing with a 0.98 GAA in 44 GP.
14-Mar-1929 George Hainsworth records his 22nd shutout of the season (still a record).
1-Apr-1928 Howie Morenz become the first Canadien to win the Hart Trophy.
14-May-1927 The Canadiens donate the Vezina Memorial Trophy to the NHL in memory of Georges Vezina. It was originally presented to the goaltender with the best GAA. Since 1982-1983, it goes to the goaltender judged the best at his position as voted by the Manager of
18-Nov-1926 Montreal makes the Forum their permanent arena and lose to Ottawa 2-1 in the first home game.
27-Mar-1926 Georges Vezina dies of tuberculosis.
28-Nov-1925 Georges Vezina plays his last game, collapsing during the first period from a high fever.
27-Dec-1924 Montreal visits the Maroons at the Forum for the first time and skate to a 1-1 tie.
29-Nov-1924 Montreal open the Forum against Toronto and wins 7-1. Bill Boucher gets first goal on Forum ice.
22-Mar-1924 The Canadiens win their 2nd Stanley Cup, defeating Vancouver and Calgary in Round Robin Tournament.
26-Dec-1923 Howie Morenz scores his 1rst goal in his NHL debut, Ottawa wins 3-2.
16-Dec-1922 Aurele Joliat scores 2 goals in his NHL debut in Toronto. Toronto won 7-2.
3-Nov-1921 Leo Dandurand, Jos Cattarinich & Louis A Letourneau by the team. The Sweater's bottom thin blue and white bands are move up a little off the bottom, and inverted so the blue band is under the white band.
3-Mar-1920 The Canadiens defeat the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3, an NHL Record for most goals by 1 team in 1 game 70 Years Ago
10-Jan-1920 Canadiens play their first game at the Mount Royal Arena. Montreal defeats Toronto 14-7 as Newsy Lalonde scores a record 6 goals.
2-Mar-1918 Joe Malone finishes the season with 44 goals in 22 games, a record not broken until 1945 by Maurice Richard.
18-Feb-1918 Georges Vezina records the Canadiens' first shutout, defeating Toronto 9-0.
23-Jan-1918 Canadiens record their first home loss, losing to the Ottawa Senators 4-3 at the Jubilee Rink.
29-Dec-1917 Canadiens record their first road loss, losing to the Toronto Arenas 7-5.
21-Dec-1917 Canadiens record their first road victory, defeating the Wanderers 11-2.
19-Dec-1917 Joe Malone scores 5 goals (including their first) as the Canadiens open the NHL with a 7-4 win at the Montreal Arena.
1916-1917 Team reverts back to Club de Hockey Canadien. The sweater is altered once again. A big blue band goes across the center of the chest and arms, surrounded by thinner white bands on a red background. The crest is now a big "C" and inside a smaller "H", to r
30-Mar-1916 Canadiens win their 1rst Stanley Cup, defeating Portland 3-2. Players get $238 each.
1914-1915 The new Canadien Uniform has a similar design to today's road uniform. The center crest is "CA" instead of the famous "CH".
1911-1912 The Uniform is changed once again. The Maple Leaf on the sweater remains, but the sweater has blue, white, and red stripes. Gone is the "C" and replaced with "CAC".
12-Nov-1910 Club de Hockey Canadien is sold to George Kennedy and renamed Club Athletique Canadien. The sweater is now red with a green Maple Leaf in the center bearing a gothic "C" in its center.
5-Jan-1910 The Canadiens play their first franshise game, at the Jubilee Rink. Montreal defeats Cobalt 7-6.
4-Dec-1909 Club de Hockey Canadien is founded by J Ambrose O'Brien, part of the new NHA. The uniform consists of a navy blue sweater with white narrow bands at the shoulders connected to a band across the chest. The center of the chest band had a white "C" on it. Th
4-Dec-1909 Montreal Canadiens are founded.
6-Apr-1905 Dr. David A. Hart, father of Canadiens coach Cecil Hart, donates the Hart Trophy to the NHL, to be given annually to the NHL's most valuable player.