How Did the Montreal Habs Get their Name and and What Does the Hockey Team’s Logo Stand For?

The Montreal Canadiens began as an all–French Canadian hockey team that would be an honest representation of the Province of Quebec.

Their nickname, the Habs, is an abbreviation of les habitants, meaning “those who live here.”

The C.H. logo on their sweaters stands for “Club de Hockey Canadien.”

The Canadiens won their first Stanley Cup in 1916, the year before the NHL was formed.

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