Top 10 - Best nicknames in Habs history
Patrick “Casseau” Roy

Definitely one of the stranger nicknames on this list, Patrick Roy was dubbed “Casseau” by his teammates for two reasons. First, it bears noting that casseau in Quebec, generally refers to the small box french fries are often served in. Roy was apparently big on junk food and after seeing him chowing down on a box of fries more than a few times, it quickly became his nickname. Secondly, Roy wasn’t the most muscular guy at the beginning of his career and once showed up to a function wearing a suit that was way too big for his frame. One of his teammates compared him to a lone french fry in an empty casseau, and the name stuck.