Sometimes people refer to the canadians as the "Habs." According to stories, this nickman dates back to 1924. Tex Rickards, who owend Madison Square Gardens in New York, was told that the "H" on the Canadiens sweater stood for habitant, a French word that was once used to describe the farmers of Quebec. Really, though, the "H" stands for "hockey." the Montreal Canadiens official name is "le Club de Hockey Canadien."
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The distinctive C-wrapped-around-H logo stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien."
The official name of the Canadiens in French is Club de Hockey Canadiens. Therefore the "H" stands for "Hockey" not Habitants or Habs as most people like to think.
H = Habitants (their first name) and C = Canadiens (Canadians in French)
The logo stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien".
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The h stands for hockey even though some people think it stands for habitant it really stands for hockey. A bert13 If you look closely you can see that the logo consists of two Cs (The red one and a white one outlined in blue) and a white H outlined in blue. Together they are the initials of the "Club de Hockey Canadien". Garpinator
Originally it stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien". But in 1924 the owner of the Canadians told a reporter in NewYork it stands for "Habitans", a name which the first french settlers had. So the nickname "Habs" was born.
The St Cloud State hockey team started using the STC logo, similar to famous Habs CH, in 1996. They began using the current version in 2007.
Club Athletic Canadien (CAC)(Logo was an ''A'' in a C) was the former name and become Club de Hockey Canadien in 1917 (CHC)(''H'' in a C).
Logo One of sports' oldest and most recognizable logos, the classic 'C' and 'H' of the Montreal Canadiens was first used together in the 1917-18 season before evolving to its current form in 1952-53. The 'H' does not stand for 'Habs' or Habitants; this misconception stems from an error by an English language newspaper reporter in the 1950s. It actually stands for 'Hockey', as in 'Club de Hockey Canadien', the official name of the team. According to NHL.com, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was American Tex Rickard, owner of Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants."