Top 10 - Best nicknames in Habs history
Émile “Butch” Bouchard

Some nicknames make more sense than others. While Émile Bouchard’s alias does make sense (in a way), it ultimately doesn’t have a whole lot to do with his Stanley Cup winning, Hall-of-Fame-inducted style of play. During his time with the Verdun Maple Leafs, teammate, Bob Fillion, noted that Bouchard’s last name sounded a lot like the English word “butcher” and coined the name “Butch” for the future Canadiens defenseman.