The face of the Montreal Canadiens, Youppi!, has been nominated to be the next mascot to enter the Mascot Hall of Fame.\nFor Youppi! to win this contest, he needs his beloved Montrealers to take a minute to vote for him.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontreal Canadiens mascot Youppi! has so far had an illustrious career. Arguably as famous as the team he represents, Youppi! has been a fixture in Montreal's sports scene since 1979.\nThe veteran mascot wasn't always a Montreal Canadien, though. Some of you might be too young to remember, but Youppi! was once the mascot of the now-defunct Montreal Expos baseball team. Youppi! was an Expo until the team moved to Washington D.C. in 2005 and found a home with the Montreal Canadiens as their first-ever mascot.\nYouppi! is the first mascot to switch between two major sports leagues and is one of the only mascots enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He's also the only mascot to ever get thrown out of an MLB game and even lost a bet to late night TV host Jimmy Fallon.\nThe good news is that after 40 long years, Youppi! has finally been nominated for the Mascot Hall of Fame. How he's not already a shoo-in baffles me. But alas, you can help Youppi! guarantee a win by voting for him until October 12!\nThat's right, Youppi! needs your help to get him into the Mascot Hall of Fame and get him the recognition that he rightfully deserves!\nThere's really no contest. Youppi! is the best mascot in any major sports league (Gritty fans, let's take it outside). 40 years young, Youppi! always delivers the same raucous energy to fans around the city and is adored by all.\nI was a 10-year-old kid at an Expos game the first time I saw Youppi! When you first see him, you wonder what he is exactly, but once you get to know him, the friendly orange giant steals your heart.\nView this post on Instagram Quel soutien au Nouveau-Brunswick! ❤️ Loving the support in New Brunswick! #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Sep 18, 2019 at 2:46pm PDT\nConceived by former Jim Henson puppet designer, Bonnie Erickson, Youppi! is in a renowned family of mascots which includes the Phillie Phanatic (Philadelphia Phillies) and K.C. Wolf (Kansas City Chiefs).\nWe're proud to announce that Youppi! is a nominee for the Mascot Hall of Fame! But he needs your help to be inducted. Vote often!Vote here 👉 https://t.co/86XUrIyX6G#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/Cl4e4BfEm3— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 9, 2019\nYouppi! has some serious competition going into the fan vote, which is why it's so important that you vote for him as much as you can until October 12!\nREAD ALSO: The Montreal Canadiens Are Officially More Canadian Than The Toronto Maple Leafs\nYouppi's only real competition includes Wally the Green Monster (Boston Red Sox), Globie (Harlem Globetrotters), and perhaps Sharkie (San Jose Sharks).\nView this post on Instagram Vous venez au match, ce soir ? Le métro est le moyen le plus facile et efficace de vous rendre au Centre Bell ! Si vous souhaitez, vous aussi, avoir la chance de vivre une soirée exclusive pour 4 personnes, au Centre Bell, inscrivez-vous ici canadiens.com/stm 🚇🔵⚪️🔴 Coming to the game tonight? The metro is the easiest and most efficient way to get to the Bell Centre! If you'd like to enjoy your own exclusive outing for four at the Bell Centre, register to win via canadiens.com/stm A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Oct 10, 2019 at 8:12am PDT\nOtherwise, Youppi! should have a clear path to the Hall of Fame, but only if you Habs fans mobilize! You can vote for Youppi! once per day with the same email. Pro tip: set up a few email accounts and keep voting for him (...them?).\nView this post on Instagram Même si les Canadiens sont en vacances, les membres du Fan Club ont passé un samedi rempli de hockey dans le cadre de la Fête de l'Été! 🌴🏒 It's hot outside, but Canadiens Fan Club members spent a cool Saturday at the Bell Centre during Summerfest! #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Jul 31, 2019 at 7:20am PDT\nIf his friendly demeanour and hilarious attitude don't convince you, know that Youppi! is a staunch environmentalist and proud Montrealer. He plants trees in the summer and takes the metro everywhere.\nView this post on Instagram Jeudi, les Canadiens étaient dans la communauté avec @onetreeplanted afin de planter 10 arbres pour chaque bâton brisé durant la saison 2018-2019. 🌱 The Canadiens were in the community with @onetreeplanted on Thursday, planting 10 trees for each stick broken during the 2018-19 season. #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on May 31, 2019 at 8:44am PDT\nHow much more Montreal can you get?\nYouppi! has our vote! Give him yours today.\nView this post on Instagram Quand c'est l'heure de quitter le bureau pour la fin de semaine... 🚗💨 Rolling into the weekend like... #fridayfeeling A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Feb 15, 2019 at 12:29pm PST\nTo vote Youppi! into the Mascot Hall of Fame, click here! Don't forget that voting closes on October 12.\nGo Habs Go!