About Montreal Canadians
Montreal Canadiens are the longest operating continuously professional ice hockey team worldwide. The franchise is the only existing NHL team to operate before the NHL was established. The Canadiens are members of the Original Six that created the NHL from 1942.
The team won the most championships to date in NHL with 24 but it yet to win it while residing in their current arena. The last time theory won Stanley Cup was in 1992-93 and it was the last championship claimed by a Canadian franchise.
The most decorated franchise in the league is yet to win the Presidents’ Trophy but other than that they have years after years of success and glory and they hope to start getting back on top soon after over 20 years of not appearing in Stanley Cup Finals.
The team’s colours are red, white and blue and their mascot Youppi was initially baseball club mascot hence after his team relocated the mascot joined the Canadiens becoming the first mascot to work in two professional sports leagues.
Michel Therrien is the team’s head coach. Working with the Canadians for three season since 2000 was his first NHL coaching job. He then coached the Penguins from 2005 to 2009 and came back to the Canadians in 2012.
The franchise has it’s goaltender in person of Carey Price who was drafted by the team in 2005 as 5th overall pick. He started playing for them in 2007 and slowly and surely building up his defending arsenal until he eventually made history in 2015 by winning Hart Memorial Trophy (NHL MVP), Ted Lindsay Trophy (NHL’s outstanding player as judged by NHL players association), Vezina Trophy (top goaltender) and William M. Jennings Trophy for a goalie that player for a team that allowed the fewest goals.
It has been the very first time in NHL history for a player to win these four trophies in a single season and what a heck of a season it must had been for Price!
But goaltenders, no matter how skilled still need some help and first in line is the nominated captain Max Pacioretty, left wingman drafted by the franchise in 2007. He spent all his NHL career with them improving his craft and leading the team in offensive stats here and there.
He can look for support towards P. K. Subban who plays as a defenceman, drafted by the Canadiens he spent all his NHL career tied to the team and in 2013 he was named a winner of James Norris Memorial Trophy for the best defensive player and he was also tied with another defenceman for lead in scores among the defensive players.
The franchise has their leads established in the goal, defence and offence and it looks like it is high time to bring another championship to the city of Montreal, it’s been a while.