Montreal Canadiens Roster 2022-2023

The Montreal Canadiens roster boasts an impressive array of talent, featuring players like Nick Suzuki, Kirby Dach, and defenseman Kaiden Guhle. With the support of their skilled teammates, these key players have guided the Canadiens to multiple playoff appearances throughout their storied history. Discover more about the Canadiens team below:

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Who is the Montreal Canadiens captain?

Montreal Canadiens Roster, Captain Nick Suzuki
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Nick Suzuki is the captain of the Montreal Canadiens. He was born on August 10, 1999, in London, Ontario, Suzuki was drafted 13th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Before making his NHL debut, Suzuki played junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Owen Sound Attack and the Guelph Storm. He was traded from the Golden Knights to the Montreal Canadiens in September 2018 as part of the Max Pacioretty trade.

Suzuki made his NHL debut with the Canadiens during the 2019-2020 season and quickly established himself as a skilled and versatile player, contributing both offensively and defensively.

Who is the Montreal Canadiens’ best all-time captain?

Jean Béliveau is often considered one of the greatest captains in Montreal Canadiens history, if not the best. Béliveau played his entire 20-season NHL career with the Canadiens, from 1950 to 1971. He served as team captain from 1961 to 1971, making him the longest-serving captain in the franchise’s history. Béliveau was a true leader both on and off the ice, known for his exceptional skill, sportsmanship, and class.

During his tenure as captain, Béliveau led the Canadiens to five Stanley Cup championships (1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, and 1971). Over his entire career, he won the Stanley Cup ten times. Béliveau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, the year after his retirement.


  • 17, Josh Anderson, RW (Burlington, ON, CAN)
  • 40, Joel Armia, RW (Pori, FIN)
  • 60, Alex Belzile, RW (Riviere-du-Loup, QC, CAN)
  • 22, Cole Caufield, RW (Mosinee, WI, USA)
  • 77, Kirby Dach, C (Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN)
  • 27, Jonathan Drouin, LW (Ste-Agathe, QC, CAN)
  • 28, Christian Dvorak, C (Palos, IL, USA)
  • 71, Jake Evans, C (Toronto, ON, CAN)
  • 57, Sean Farrell, C (Milford, MA, USA)
  • 11, Brendan Gallagher (A), RW (Edmonton, AB, CAN)
  • 25, Denis Gurianov, RW (Togliatti, RUS)
  • 68, Mike Hoffman, LW (Kitchener, ON, CAN)
  • 91, Sean Monahan, C (Brampton, ON, CAN)
  • 55, Michael Pezzetta, LW (Toronto, ON, CAN)
  • 32, Rem Pitlick, C (Ottawa, ON, CAN)
  • 20, Juraj Slafkovsky, LW (Kosice, SVK)
  • 14, Nick Suzuki (C), C (London, ON, CAN)
  • 37, Chris Tierney, C (Keswick, ON, CAN)


  • 52, Justin Barron, R (Halifax, NS, CAN)
  • 44, Joel Edmundson (A), L (Brandon, MB, CAN)
  • 21, Kaiden Guhle, L (Edmonton, AB, CAN)
  • 54, Jordan Harris, L (Haverhill, MA, USA)
  • 26, Johnathan Kovacevic, R (Hamilton, ON, CAN)
  • 8, Mike Matheson, L (Pointe-Claire, QC, CAN)
  • 58, David Savard, R (St-Hyacinthe, QC, CAN)
  • 6, Chris Wideman, R (St. Louis, MO, USA)
  • 72, Arber Xhekaj *, L (Hamilton, ON, CAN)

Who is the starting goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens?

Sam Montembeault is the starting goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens. He was born on October 30, 1996, in Bécancour, Quebec, Montembeault was drafted 77th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Before making his NHL debut, Montembeault played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. He turned pro in the 2017-2018 season, playing for the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL), the Panthers’ minor league affiliate.

Montembeault made his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers during the 2018-2019 season. After spending time with the Panthers and their AHL affiliate, he was claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens in October 2021.


  • 34, Jake Allen, G (Fredericton, NB, CAN)
  • 35, Sam Montembeault, G (Becancour, QC, CAN)

Who is the Montreal Canadiens’ best all-time goaltender?

Patrick Roy is often considered the best all-time goaltender for the franchise. Born on October 5, 1965, in Quebec City, Quebec, Roy played for the Canadiens from 1984 to 1995 before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche.

During his tenure with the Canadiens, Roy led the team to two Stanley Cup championships in 1986 and 1993. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the playoffs both times, becoming the youngest recipient of the award in 1986. Known for his exceptional skill, competitiveness, and innovative butterfly style of goaltending, Roy had a significant impact on the position and the game.

Montreal Canadiens Prospects

Owen Beck, C

The Habs selected Beck in round two of the 2022 NHL Draft and he’s showing promise early. A strong center that plays a two-game will bolster an upcoming Canadiens roster in the future.

Lane Hutson, LD

Hutson is a steady two-way defenseman that never seems to be rattled by the situation on the ice. Taken in the second round, 62nd overall pick by Montreal Canadiens in 2022 NHL Draft, he’s seems poised enough to be an effective blue-liner in the near future.

Sean Farrell, C/LW

Taken in the fourth round of the 2020 NHL Draft, Farrell is moving up the Habs’ prospect chart. A product of the US National Development Program, he represented the USA at the Olympics and World Championships. Keep an eye on him making a push for the big club roster in 2023-24.

Has a Montreal Canadiens player ever won an MVP?

Several Montreal Canadiens players have won the Hart Memorial Trophy throughout the team’s storied history. The Hart Trophy is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the NHL. Notable Canadiens players who have received this prestigious honor include Howie Morenz, Jean Béliveau, Maurice Richard, and Guy Lafleur. Morenz won the trophy three times, while Béliveau and Lafleur each secured the award twice in their respective careers.

Other Canadiens players who have won the Hart Trophy are Aurel Joliat, Babe Siebert, Toe Blake, Elmer Lach, Bernie Geoffrion, Jacques Plante, José Theodore, and Carey Price. These MVP awards highlight the impressive legacy of the Montreal Canadiens franchise, showcasing the exceptional talent that has represented the team over the years. Please note that my information is up-to-date as of September 2021, and there may be updates or changes to the list of MVP winners since then.

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Who is the best player for the Montreal Canadiens?

Nick Suzuki is the best player for the Montreal Canadiens right now, however, we cover the captain above. So we have picked out the second-best player for the Canadiens right now, Cole Caufield.

Born on January 2, 2001, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Caufield was drafted 15th overall by the Canadiens in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

Before making his NHL debut, Caufield played collegiate hockey at the University of Wisconsin, where he showcased his goal-scoring prowess and offensive abilities. He also represented the United States in international competitions, including the IIHF World Junior Championships, where he helped the U.S. team secure a gold medal in 2021.

Caufield made his NHL debut with the Canadiens during the 2020-2021 season and quickly demonstrated his potential as a prolific goal scorer. In the 2021 playoffs, Caufield played a significant role in the Canadiens’ run to the Stanley Cup Final. As a young and talented player, Caufield is considered a crucial part of the Canadiens’ future success.

Who is the most famous Montreal Canadiens player of all time?

Maurice “Rocket” Richard is often considered one of the most iconic and famous players in Canadiens history, if not the most famous.

Maurice Richard played his entire NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. He was the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a single season (1944-45) and the first to reach 500 career goals. Richard was known for his incredible goal-scoring ability, determination, and intensity on the ice.

Richard’s impact went beyond his on-ice performance, as he became a cultural icon in Quebec and a symbol of French-Canadian pride. His suspension in 1955 led to the infamous Richard Riot, which was not only a sports incident but also a reflection of the sociopolitical tensions in Quebec at the time. Maurice Richard’s legacy continues to be celebrated today, with the NHL’s annual award for the league’s top goal scorer named in his honor, the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.