MONTREAL -- There is no way a team could compete for 100 seasons without its players. In honor of them, here is a numerical look at the contributions made by the great men who have donned the Canadiens’ colors over the years.
754 – Players who have suited up for the Canadiens since the team was founded in 1909.
209- Players who have hoisted the Stanley Cup in a Canadiens jersey.
44 – Canadiens legends who have been enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, beginning with Georges Vezina and Howie Morenz in 1945 and, most recently, Dick Duff and Patrick Roy in 2006.
28 – Seasons that Canadiens goaltenders have captured the Vézina Trophy, led by George Hainsworth, who won the award in each of the trophy’s first three years of existence, from 1926-27 to 1928-29.
27 – Players who have worn the “C” for the Canadiens, from Jack Laviolette in 1909-10 to Saku Koivu, who has been the Habs’ captain since September of 1999.
16- Times a Canadiens player has captured the Hart Trophy as league MVP.
14 – Players who have had their jerseys retired by the Canadiens. The number will increase to 15 on November 22, 2008, when the jersey of legendary netminder Patrick Roy will be raised to the rafters of the Bell Centre. 6 – Canadiens legends who have scored at least 50 goals in a season with Montreal. Maurice Richard was the first to reach the mark, needing only 50 games to do so in 1944-45.