Top 5: Ranking The Best Canadiens Captains Of All Time

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Recently we discussed the top three candidates to become the next captain of the Montreal Canadiens. In the spirit of the topic, let’s take a trip down memory lane.

From Jack Laviolette in 1909 to Shea Weber in 2022, the Canadiens have a proud history of captains. Newsy Lalonde led the Canadiens into the NHL in 1917. The Richard brothers, Maurice and Henri, reluctantly wore the famed letter yet won a combined 19 Stanley Cups. Guy Carbonneau, Serge Savard. The list goes on.

Of course there have been some blunders. From Billy Coutu to Max Pacioretty and even daring to include Chris Chelios to the list. Life isn’t free of a few mistakes.

There have been some incredible players to proudly wear the “C” on their Canadiens jersey, none however as great as these five players who gave it their all on and off the ice.