Montreal Canadiens


1917-19
Do you know what the "H" stands for in the logo? Habs? Nope! It actually stands for "hockey," as in "Club de Hockey Canadien," the team's official name (and how it's referred to on its 24 entries on the Stanley Cup).


1919-21
The crest loses its white outline.


1921-22
The crest changes appearance again.


1922-24
The crest is now predominantly white.


1924-25
On the heels of their Stanley Cup title, the Canadiens replace their traditional "CH" crest with a globe with the word "champions" at the bottom (world champions -- get it?).


1925-27
The crest, which was relegated to the sleeve the previous season, returns to the front (and stays on the sleeve as well).


1927-32
The neckline changes to a solid white.


1932-35
The "C" in the crest thins out.


1935-36
A white jersey is added for use in games against the Red Wings, who also wear red jerseys.


1936-38
The team becomes fully color-coordinated, changing their pants to blue.


1938-39
The stripes change on the white jersey.


1939-41
A shoulder yoke eat into the sleeve stripes on the red jersey.


1941-44
The traditional white jersey design starts to take shape as a red shoulder yoke is added and the tail stripes change.


1944-47
The white jersey now gets the blue band around the chest like the red jersey.


1947-50
The white jersey changes back to a solid color.


1950-56
The blue bands on the red jersey become wider.


1956-58
The blue bands on the red jersey become narrower, and the number is positioned higher on the backs.


1958-59, 1960-63
Numbers are added to the sleeves.


1959-60
The blue bands become much wider.


1963-66
The space between the stripes on the white socks is of equal width to the width of the stripes themselves.


1966-70
The numbers on the sleeves of the red jersey are now fully contained inside the blue band.


1970-75
The stripes on the white socks become thinner and spread out.


1975-77
The neck changes to a V-neck.


1977-78, 1980-84
Names are added due to a new NHL rule mandating them, and the sleeve numbers move to above the sleeve stripes.


1978-80
For two seasons, the sleeve numbers move back within the sleeve stripes.


1984-97
The number font changes to the NHL's standard block font.


1997-2007
There's now a gap between the number and its outline on the white jersey, and the numbers become bolder on the red jersey. Also, the name font changes to a rounded typeface.


2007-15
The jersey design carries over to the new Reebok Edge uniform system.


2015-17
For the first time since the mid-1970s, the Canadiens break out the tie-down collars -- although nowadays, the tie-down is just for show. Below the neckline on their home jerseys, the team is wearing the league's French LNH crest. The road jerseys still feature the league's English NHL crest.


2017-present
When Reebok Edge gave way to Adidas Adizero, the only noteworthy changes were the lay-flat collar and the tail stripes now following the contour of the curved hem.