Montreal Canadiens "Les Habitants" Game Day Series by Jeremy Bresciani
Double matted with a vgroove and a 1 1/4 inch brushed black frame. Finished framed size is 22 inches by 18 inches.
This drawing was inspired by the proud history of the Montreal Canadiens 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 arenas are seven of the many great 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. 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.
Individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 909 to commemorate the inaugural year of the Montreal Canadiens (1909).