One of the sport's oldest and most recognizable logos, the classic "C" and "H" of the Montreal Canadiens were first used together in 1917 - 1918 season, when the club changed its name to "Club de hockey Canadien" from "Club athlétique Canadien", before evolving to its current form in 1952.
2000 - Present
The change to the current logo is again a closed red letter “C,” with its top and bottom edges curling into each other in a symmetrical shape. The “C” and the “H” are fused together. All enclosed by a thick blue outline.
1957 - 1999
In 1957, the logo stay in tack with again modifications to the letter “C.” The opening side of the letter “C” is now closed. The red large letter “C” still has a blue outline with the small letter “H.”
1948 - 1956
The Canadiens did some modifications to the letter “C” in the 1948 logo. The thick blue outline still goes around the logo red large letter “C” and the small letter “H” in white.
1933 - 1947
The blue trim was thickened all around the logo in 1933, creating a tighter, sharper look. This crest lasted more than a decade.
1926 - 1932
In 1926 the large “C” shape change slightly and now a blue outline is around the complete logo.
1923 - 1925
The 1923 logo is the same as the 1921 Canadiens logo with the red letter “C” and a white “H” with blue outline.
The 1922 logo reverted back to the 1918 logo, however the large red letter “C” straightens out on the bottom of the “C” and is flat. The white with blue outline “H” is the same as the original.
1920 - 1921
The logo in 1920 was the most experimental, the red was darker and the “H” was filled in. This design has a lot more symmetry to it than the logos directly preceding and following it.
1918 - 1919
The “H” stands for hockey. The crest was changed to represent the new team name, “Le club de Hockey Canadien.” The logo features a large red letter “C” with a white letter “H” with blue outline.
1914 - 1917
The 1912 – 1913 logo is the first bearing much resemblance to today’s logo. The “A” combines with the “C” to represent “CAC”. So the “C” is used twice. The logo is a large red letter “C” with a small capitalized red letter “A” with a blue outline.
This red, white and blue version from 1911 – 1912 upped the letter count to three “CAC,” representing the words Club, Athletique and Canadiens. The white maple leaf with a red outline is surrounding the letters.
In 1912 the Canadiens changed back to the letter “C.” Now a red with blue trim old english letter “C.”
The 1911 logo was introduced as a green maple leaf and a white old english “C” which stood for Canadien Athletic.
Montreal’s first logo was very simple. There was no “H” to speak of yet, just a blue stylish “C” to symbolize Club Athletique Canadien. The Canadiens wore it for one season only.