1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Roster

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 52-17-11 - 115 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 12-4
Won Stanley Cup
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0
Semi-Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-3
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated New York Rangers 4-1
Coach: Scotty Bowman (52-17-11)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Results

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 52 wins and 17 losses and 11 ties for 115 points, finishing first in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-4.

The Canadiens surrendered 204 goals, fewest in the league. Montreal netted 337 goals. Guy Lafleur scored 52 goals for the team, while Pierre Mondou, Steve Shutt and Mario Tremblay each tallied 30 or more also. Guy Lafleur contributed 77 assists. Ken Dryden earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Michel Larocque added 15 or more victories also. Ken Dryden recorded a 2.30 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Scotty Bowman coached the team. The 1978-79 Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Rick ChartrawDJuly 13, 19546'2"210RCaracas, Venezuela
Cam ConnorRAugust 10, 19546'2"200LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Yvan CournoyerRNovember 22, 19435'7"178LDrummondville, QC Canada
Ken DrydenGAugust 8, 19476'4"205LHamilton, ON Canada
Brian EngblomDJanuary 27, 19556'2"200LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Bob GaineyLDecember 13, 19536'2"200LPeterborough, ON Canada
Rejean HouleLOctober 25, 19495'11"170LRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Pat HughesRMarch 25, 19556'1"180RCalgary, AB Canada
Doug JarvisCMarch 24, 19555'9"170LBrantford, ON Canada
Guy LafleurRSeptember 20, 19516'0"185RThurso, QC Canada
Yvon LambertLMay 20, 19506'2"200LDrummondville, QC Canada
Rod LangwayDMay 3, 19576'3"218LMaag, Taiwan
Guy LapointeDMarch 18, 19486'0"205LMontreal, QC Canada
Michel LarocqueGApril 6, 19525'10"200LHull, QC Canada
Pierre LaroucheCNovember 16, 19555'11"175RTaschereau, QC Canada
Jacques LemaireCSeptember 7, 19455'10"180LLaSalle, QC Canada
Dave LumleyRSeptember 1, 19546'0"185RToronto, ON Canada
Gilles LupienDApril 20, 19546'6"210LBrownsburg, QC Canada
Pierre MondouCNovember 27, 19555'10"185RSorel, QC Canada
Mark NapierRJanuary 28, 19575'10"182LToronto, ON Canada
Dan NewmanLJanuary 26, 19526'1"195LCottam, ON Canada
Doug RisebroughCJanuary 29, 19545'11"180LGuelph, ON Canada
Larry RobinsonDJune 2, 19516'4"225LWinchester, ON Canada
Serge SavardDJanuary 22, 19466'3"210LMontreal, QC Canada
Steve ShuttLJuly 1, 19525'11"185LToronto, ON Canada
Mario TremblayRFebruary 9, 19566'0"185RAlma, QC Canada