During the 2017-18 season, the NHL will commemorate two of the founding members of the NHL, the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens, who first played against each other on the League’s opening night, Dec. 19, 1917. To celebrate the anniversary, the Canadiens will play in the NHL’s 100 Classic outdoor game at Lansdowne Park TD Stadium in Ottawa on December 16, 2017.
This will mark the fourth time the Montreal Canadiens participate in an outdoor game.
|22-Nov-03||Heritage Classic||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta||Montreal Canadiens||Edmonton Oilers||W 4–3|
|20-Feb-11||Heritage Classic||McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta||Montreal Canadiens||Calgary Flames||L 4–0|
|01-Jan-16||Winter Classic||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts||Montreal Canadiens||Boston Bruins||W 5–1|
|16-Dec-17||NHL 100 Classic||TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, Ontario||Montreal Canadiens||Ottawa Senators|
Just like the 2016 Winter Classic, the Canadiens introduced a new jersey design for this game.
The Canadiens NHL100 Classic jersey design is very reminiscent of the white jersey the Canadiens first wore back in 1938.
Below are the jerseys the Canadiens wore at previous outdoor games.
The 2003 Heritage Classic jersey featured a replica of the Canadiens 1946 white jersey.
The 2011 Heritage Classic game, featured a replica of the 1957 Canadiens white jersey.
Both the 2016 and this year’s 2017 jerseys , although they take elements from the ckub’s storied history, are new jersey designs.
In case you are wondering, here is a replica of the jerseys Ottawa and Montreal wore 100 years ago in that game back on Dec. 19, 1917. A game the Canadiens won 7-4.
Please note, there are still tickets available to NHL 100 Classic Game December 16 game.
Many people have asked why the Montreal Canadiens have yet to host an outdoor game. Apparently there isn’t a venue big enough to satisfy the Montreal Canadiens and the NHL. Both Molson Stadium and Stade Saputo fit over 20,000 spectators. And Olympic Stadium has a permanent roof.
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