As they are the oldest team in professional hockey, the Montreal Canadiens are perfect for our first logo history. Such a long history will inevitably lead to numerous logo revisions, and the Canadiens are no exception.
The one thing constant for nearly all designs is the big “C” and I bet you know what that stands for. But the “A” in some, and the “H” in others may not be as obvious. The”A” comes from a time when the organization was known as “Club Athlétique Canadien,” which was changed to “Club de Hockey Canadien,” and hence the “H” is added in 1917.
Overall, I like the modern version, implemented in 1956… probably because it’s what I’ve always known. I do love the childish style on the 1917 logo, and the Canadiens meet The Simpsons / Matt Groening style of the 1926 edition… If Homer wore a Canadiens jersey, the logo would look like that.
What do you think? Which do you like most?
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Official Canadiens Site: ourhistory.canadiens.com/jerseys-and-logos/1909-1946