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Max Pacioretty | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
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Max Pacioretty produced a goal and two assists in Montreal's 6-4 victory over Boston on Thursday.
The power-play marker was his first tally since Montreal's season opener. Pacioretty had been pointless in his previous three outings. We are still very early into the year, so he should develop some consistency soon. Oct 17 - 11:14 AM

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Max Pacioretty got on the board with a goal in Montreal's season opener Wednesday night.

He amassed 39 goals last year and is expected to be the Canadiens' most potent scorer again in 2014-15. Pacioretty also saw time on the penalty kill in a 4-3 win over Toronto and Tomas Plekanec was impressed. "Max has a lot of speed and I think we'll be able to use that," said Plekanec. The duo may be able to produce some shorthanded points this campaign.
Oct 9 - 11:45 AM

Max Pacioretty had a power-play goal for the Canadiens in their 4-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday night

Pacioretty should be ticketed for another 30-plus goal season in Montreal. Andre Markov had the other goal, with P.K. Subban notching two assists. Carey Price faced 27 shots and made 24 saves.
Oct 4 - 10:10 PM

Max Pacioretty prepared for the upcoming season a bit differently than normal, mainly because of the Habs' three round playoff run that ran right into June last spring.

"As years have gone on, I’ve come to get more knowledgeable about my body and what I need," Pacioretty said. "I didn’t skate as much this summer, that’s something very different for me." The 25 year old has become a crucial part of Montreal's offense, but doesn't think his off-season changes will affect his play at all come opening night. "I don’t want to peak on Day 1 of camp or the first preseason game. I want to make sure that I’ll feel my absolute best by (the season opener) Oct. 8," he said.
Sep 14 - 11:13 AM

Max Pacioretty is happy to be looked at as a go-to scorer on the Canadiens.

The talented 25-year-old has really found his comfort zone in the NHL, providing a lesson — after six goals in his first 86 games — in patience for fantasy owners. Pacioretty scored 39 goals and had 60 points last year; he has two 30-plus goal seasons on his ledger and would have three when projecting out the 15 he had in 44 games during the lockout-shortened campaign. "It's funny, but through my childhood and through high school and college I was never a goal-scorer," Pacioretty said. "I was always the set-up man. Then I came to Montreal and started playing with guys who told me I have to use my shot more. A couple of coaches said the same thing. I developed some routines for improving my shot and working on my goal-scoring and it has helped a lot."
Source: NHL.com
Sep 6 - 10:45 PM

Max Pacioretty knows he'll have to take on a larger leadership role with the Canadiens following the exodus of Josh Gorges and Brian Gionta during the off-season.

"Now that we're going in a different direction, I feel I'm going to have to play a much bigger role on this team," Pacioretty told TSN 690 on Monday. "I'm really looking forward to doing that. At the end of the year last year I wore a letter, and it was definitely an honor. Obviously, I didn't see this coming, where both [Gionta] and Gorges would be gone, but it shows that the management is ready for some of these young guys to step up. That's when I've got to look in the mirror and help some people out, the guys that are even younger than me. I feel I'm going to be able to do that." He could be in line for a letter this season and could even be named captain. Pacioretty finished fourth in the NHL with 39 goals last season and he's signed through the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 26 - 7:56 PM

Max Pacioretty's ability to perform under adversity was questioned by Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur.

Lafleur argued that Pacioretty isn't the type of player that the Montreal Canadiens should want on their team. Pacioretty had 39 goals in the regular season, but just 11 points in 17 playoff games. While he certainly didn't have a great postseason run, it would be an overreaction for the Canadiens to dump him. He comes with a very reasonable $4.5 million cap hit, which makes him a great guy for Montreal to have as they try to build off of their run to the Eastern Conference Final.
Source: La Presse
Jun 4 - 1:02 PM

Max Pacioretty bounced back from his disappointing performance in Game 4.

Pacioretty said after that contest that "good players find a way to overcome a bad game" and he did just that. Pacioretty had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 7-4 victory on Tuesday, giving him 11 points in 16 playoff games.
May 28 - 9:41 AM

Max Pacioretty wasn't happy with his performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Pacioretty had no shots on goal and a minus-two rating in Montreal's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers. "Good players find a way to overcome a bad game like that, and I've got to do that [Tuesday]," Pacioretty said. After scoring 39 goals in the regular season, he has just four goals in 15 playoff contests. Montreal has a 3-1 series deficit against New York.
Source: NHL.com
May 27 - 2:29 PM

Max Pacioretty was the lone goal scorer for Montreal in Monday's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Pacioretty's first period tally opened the scoring and gave the Habs an early 1-0 lead, but it was quickly erased after Ryan McDonagh tied the score for the Blueshirts. The unassisted goal was the fourth of the postseason for the Montreal forward.
May 19 - 11:19 PM

Max Pacioretty snapped home the game winning goal in Game 7 on Wednesday night to help the Habs eliminate the Bruins and advance to the third round of the playoffs.

David Desharnais fed a wide open Pacioretty near the offensive zone faceoff dot midway through the second period, and the 25 year old made no mistake, firing a bullet past Tuukka Rask. Pacioretty has three goals and seven points in 11 playoff games.
May 14 - 10:14 PM

Max Pacioretty registered a goal and an assist in Montreal's 4-0 win over Boston in Game 6.

The goal was just his second of the playoffs and his first since Game 4 against Tampa Bay in the first round. Perhaps finally scoring in the series can get him going when the series shifts to Boston for Game 7 on Wednesday night.
May 13 - 10:00 AM

Max Pacioretty's face was pancaked into the glass by Boston's Jarome Iginla before the midway mark of the first period, but he didn't miss a shift.

He appeared to be shaken after the play and there was no penalty, but he stayed in the contest and ended up with 16:55 of ice time. Pacioretty is already struggling to produce offense, with a goal and two assists in eight games, so he doesn't need injury concerns too.
May 9 - 7:31 AM

Max Pacioretty was the only player absent from Thursday's optional practice.

"It's an optional practice and I took the option, too," coach Michel Therrien said. The Canadiens' bench boss wouldn't discuss his lineup. Pacioretty had a goal and an assist in four games against Tampa Bay in the opening round. Look for him to play in Game 1 at Boston on Thursday night.
May 1 - 3:53 PM

Max Pacioretty chose a fine time to score his first goal of the playoffs, beating Kristers Gudlevskis in the final minute of Game 4 to put the Habs up 4-3 and complete the sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Bolts overcame a two goal deficit to tie the game midway through the third period, thanks in part to Gudlevskis' strong play in relief of Anders Lindback. But Cedric Paquette's tripping penalty with just over two minutes remaining gave the Habs a chance to redeem themselves, and Pacioretty did just that. He slid a slow shot through the five hole to help Montreal advance to the second round. The Habs will have more than a few days off as they await the completion of the Detroit - Boston series.
Apr 22 - 9:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Jiri Sekac
5Brandon Prust
6Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski