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.


1977-84
Names are added to comply with the new NHL rule mandating them. For the 1979-80 season, the sleeve numbers move to inside the blue sleeve stripe; and in 1980-81, those numbers move to the top of the blue stripe, inside the top white stripe.


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


1997-2006
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.


2006-07
For the 2006-07 season, the Canadiens wore replicas of their 1944-47 white jerseys as their full-fledged alternates. Since 2003, the jersey had been worn a small handful of times as a one-off.


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.


Special Event Uniforms

1991-92 NHL 75th
The Canadiens wore replicas of the jerseys they wore in the 1920s and 1930s as the NHL celebrated its 75th anniversary.


2003 Heritage Classic
The Canadiens wore this uniform in the NHL's first-ever regular season outdoor game in Edmonton. The canadiens beat the Oilers, 4-3, at a frigid Commonwealth Stadium.


2008-10 100th Anniversary
The Canadiens celebrate their 100th anniversary over the course of two seasons, in which they would wear replicas of five uniforms from earlier eras of team history. In the 2008-09 season, they threw it back to 1945-46, 1915-16 and 1912-13. They would carry over the 1912-13 uniform for a game in the 2009-10 season, and that would be joined by their 1910-11 and their inaugural 1909-10 uniforms.


2011 Heritage Classic
Not much of a difference between this jersey and their regular white jersey as the Canadiens were blanked by the Flames, 5-0.


2016 Winter Classic
The Canadiens wore this special uniform as they beat the Bruins, 5-1, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.


2017 NHL 100 Game
The Canadiens wore special silver-trimmed uniforms against the Senators as the two teams squared off on the 100th anniversary of the NHL's first-ever game.


2021 Reverse Retro
Even though the Canadiens' Reverse Retro entry is officially from 1977, it might as well be from their current set since they never change their uniforms (as they should never do). It's a straight-up bleu/rouge color swap.