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Grand moments

December 4th, 1909
A FRANCHISE IS BORN
On December 4, 1909, two days after the founding of the National Hockey Association, the hockey world sees the birth of the Montreal Canadiens at Montreal’s Windsor Hotel thanks to businessman J. Ambrose O’Brien. In addition to the Canadiens, the new league also includes the Montreal Wanderers as well as teams in Renfrew, Haileybury and Cobalt.