"Les Habitants" Limited Edition Print
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This drawing was inspired by the proud history of the Montreal Canadiens, "Les Habitants", and their strong fanbase. The piece captures the feeling of being a Habs fan on game day as fans walk toward both The Montreal Forum (left) and the Bell Centre (right). Ghosted in the sky above the two arenas are seven of the many legendary players that have captured the hearts of Habs' fans since their inaugural season in 1909. From left to right: Jacques Plante (inventor of the first Goalie Mask), Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Jean Beliveau, Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard (winner of 11 Stanley Cups - more than any other player in NHL history!), Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy. Fan jersey numbers pay tribute to these players as well as many more of the greatest to ever don a Habs jersey. Note that the fan wearing Serge Savard's number 18 is paying tribute to Savard's "Spin-o-rama" (yes, Serge Savard did it first, not Denis; a popular misconception). One fan's jacket also pays tribute to Montreal's league leading 24 Stanley Cups; truly a proud, rich history! In the left foreground stands a statue of Howie Morenz, also known as the "Stratford Streak" and "Mitchell Meteor", the Canadien's first superstar. A young fan paying homage to Doug Harvey, one of the greatest defensemen to ever play the game, brings his Youppi! doll to help him cheer.
The Original Sized 18"x24" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 909 to commemorate the inaugural year of the Montreal Canadiens (1909).
The 12"x16" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 1909 to commemorate the inaugural year of the Montreal Canadiens.