Club de hockey Canadien National Historic Event

Montréal, Quebec
Club de hockey Canadien © None
Club de hockey Canadien
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Address : Montréal, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2009-03-01

Other Name(s):
  • Club de hockey Canadien  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 2008-076

Importance: Ingrained in Canada's cultural fabric, many French Canadians invested its triumphs and tribulations with symbolic significance


Existing plaque: Bell Centre Montréal, Quebec

Formed in 1909, the Montreal Canadiens have boasted many legendary hockey players and coaches and won more professional championships than any other team, becoming the most successful franchise in National Hockey League history. Under the leadership of Frank Selke and Sam Pollock, this club earned a reputation for innovation and organizational excellence, building a team that won the Stanley Cup 16 times between 1952 and 1979 and creating a hockey dynasty. Through their triumphs and tribulations, the Habs have captured the imaginations of hockey fans everywhere, becoming deeply embedded in Canada's cultural fabric.