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Max Pacioretty | Winger | #67

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 206
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (22) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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Speaking at a press conference Saturday afternoon, GM Marc Bergevin said he expects Max Pacioretty to be back with the team in the fall.
With the Canadiens struggling all of last season, Pacioretty was the subject of many trade rumors and they probably won't go away despite this comment from Bergevin. Montreal's captain finished the season with 17 goals and 37 points, his lowest goal totals since the shortened 2012-13 season and his lowest point total since 2010-11. He will be looking to bounce back to his usual 30+ goal totals next year. The Canadiens have had preliminary contract talks with Pacioretty's agent, as he will be entering the final year of his current deal next season. Jun 16 - 12:39 PM

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Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin and Max Pacioretty's agent, Pat Brisson, have had preliminary talks regarding a possible contract extension.

Many have speculated that a Pacioretty trade is inevitable, but the two sides have discussed the possibility of extending their relationship, per TSN's Darren Dreger. Pacioretty is coming off a down year that saw him score 17 goals and 37 points in 64 games. The 29-year-old had scored 39, 37, 30 and 35 goals over the previous four years, so he'll be expensive to re-sign. Even though there have been talks of extending, don't be surprised if Pacioretty is no longer a member of the Canadiens at some point before or during next season.
Jun 1 - 11:24 PM

Evander Kane's recently signed seven-year, $49 million contract should be good news for Max Pacioretty.

Pacioretty is entering the final season of his six-year, $27 million contract and is due for a big raise, especially after the Sharks determined that Kane was worth $7 million annually. Pacioretty is coming off a down season where he was limited to 17 goals and 37 points in 64 games, but he scored at least 30 goals in each of his previous four seasons. It will be interesting to see how this situation develops over the summer. Montreal will have the option of entering into extension talks with Pacioretty, but the Canadiens might want to wait to see if he does indeed bounce back in 2018-19. There's also a chance that they could trade Pacioretty given that Montreal is coming off a rough season and might be interested in dealing him for high-end picks or prospects.
May 25 - 10:14 AM

Max Pacioretty (knee) has been medically cleared.

Pacioretty can begin his off-season training to prepare for the 2018-19 campaign. He suffered a sprained MCL back on Mar. 2, which ended what was already a disappointing season for the star winger.
Apr 9 - 2:28 PM

Max Pacioretty is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a knee injury.

Pacioretty was hurt last Friday against the New York Islanders. This will likely end what has been a disappointing year for the Canadiens captain. Pacioretty has registered only 17 goals and 37 points in 64 matches.
Mar 5 - 11:21 AM

Max Pacioretty has returned to Montreal alongside Victor Mete to be evaluated by team doctors.

The Canadiens are currently one game into a six-game road trip and they will be without their captain tonight against the Boston Bruins. It will be interesting to see what the Canadiens do with Pacioretty considering the trade rumors that surfaced this season. They might elect to shut him down in order to ensure he is healthy enough to be traded during the off-season. For now we can only consider his status day-to-day.
Mar 3 - 1:08 PM

Max Pacioretty suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game against the New York Islanders.

It's been a tough night for the Canadiens in terms of injuries, as they've lost both Pacioretty and Victor Mete tonight. The Canadiens captain appeared to hurt himself after Islanders forward Chris Wagner fell on him. The Habs have already confirmed that Pacioretty wouldn't be returning to the game. He's day-to-day at this point.
Mar 2 - 9:18 PM

It appears as though Max Pacioretty is unlikely to be traded before Monday afternoon's deadline.

"At this point, unless things change substantially, I'd be really surprised Max Pacioretty moves today," said hockey insider Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio 690 Monday morning. "Is it possible? Absolutely. Anything's possible today. One phone call and boom! Landscape completely shifts. But as of this moment, I don't believe that there's anything on the table for the Montreal Canadiens that would even be remotely a consideration for them. But as I said, one phone call and maybe that changes." Pacioretty has one more season remaining on his contract with a very affordable $4.5-million salary cap hit. He has struggled this year, but he's proven to be a consistent scorer in the past and it will be difficult to pry him out of Montreal.
Feb 26 - 9:12 AM

Max Pacioretty scored his 17th of the season in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Pacioretty scored his first goal in 12 games on Saturday, amidst all the trade talk swirling around him. In those previous 11 games, the team captain only had four assists. Pacioretty now has 17 goals and 36 points in 61 games this season.
Feb 25 - 1:02 AM

Max Pacioretty hasn't registered a shot on goal in each of his last two games.

The Canadiens have lost both of those games to Colorado and Arizona. Pacioretty is having the worst season he's had in a while, as he has 16 goals and 34 points in 57 games. He had scored at least 30 goals in each of his previous four seasons. There's a good chance that all the trade rumors are taking a toll on him.
Feb 17 - 9:25 AM

Max Pacioretty had four shots on goal in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canadiens simply don't have the firepower to be considered a competitive team at this point. They didn't get their first shot on goal until the 15:00 mark of the opening period. They also failed to record a shot attempt from the 00:43 mark of the opening frame until the 9:22 mark of the same period. Things look like they'll get a whole lot worse in Montreal before they get any better. Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry also had four shots on goal in this one.
Feb 1 - 10:34 PM

Max Pacioretty produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Carolina.

Pacioretty has enjoyed a productive January with eight goals and three assists in 10 games. He is up 16 goals and 31 points in 49 games thanks to his recent hot streak.
Jan 26 - 9:43 AM

Max Pacioretty scored his 15th of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Captain Max is heating up. Pacioretty scored his seventh goal in seven games for the Canadiens, opening the scoring. However, the goal came in a losing effort. The captain now has 15 goals and 29 points in 47 games this season for the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge.
Jan 20 - 10:16 PM

Max Pacioretty scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Pacioretty opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 7:08 mark of the second period. He then gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead with an empty-netter at the 18:42 mark of the third frame (that proved to be the game-winning goal). Pacioretty also registered the primary assist on Paul Byron's tally in the third frame. After going through a long slump, the Canadiens captain has certainly come alive over the last few games. Pacioretty has now found the back of the net six times in his last six contests. He's up to 14 goals and 28 points in 46 games this season.
Jan 19 - 10:14 PM

Max Pacioretty found the back of the net in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

Pacioretty has now scored a goal in four consecutive games. The Canadiens captain tied the game at four with his power play tally at the 13:01 mark of the third period. Pacioretty finished the night with a minus-1 rating, five shots on goal and two hits in 20:44 of ice time. He has 12 goals and 25 points in 44 games this season. Nicolas Deslauriers, Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin also scored for the Canadiens in the loss.
Jan 15 - 11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Jacob De La Rose
4Byron Froese
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Max Domi
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Nikita Scherbak
5Logan Shaw
6Ales Hemsky
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Victor Mete
4Jordie Benn
5Karl Alzner
6David Schlemko
7Mike Reilly
8Noah Juulsen
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi