Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Max Pacioretty
Max Pacioretty was born on November 20, 1988 in New Canaan, Connecticut. Drafted 22nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, he signed a three-year deal with the club to forgo his remaining eligibility at the University of Michigan where he had played one season.

In 2008-09, Max made his NHL debut with the Canadiens. Though he split time with the big club and the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs, Pacioretty showed signs of being ready to contribute in the NHL in his 34 games in the bleu, blanc et rouge.

After suffering what was believed by many to be a career-ending injury in March of 2011, the Canadiens' winger rebounded in a big way to record a career-best 33 goals and 65 points during the 2011-12 season. For his efforts he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, presented to the player voted to best exemplify the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Pacioretty only stepped up his game from there. During the 2013-14 season, he set a new career high for goals with 39 and helped his team to the Eastern Conference Finals. The following year he set a career high in points in a season scoring 37 goals and 67 points.

On September 18, 2015, Pacioretty was named the 29th captain in Montreal Canadiens history. He would go on to score 30 goals for Canadiens during the 2015-16 season, marking the fourth time he would reach the 30-goal mark. He followed that up with a 35-goal campaign the following season, matching his career high with 67 points.

Prior to the 2018-19 season, Pacioretty's time in Montreal would come to an end. With just one year left on his contract and the Canadiens expecting to rebuild, they traded their captain to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki, and a second round draft pick.

On the international stage, Pacioretty has represented the United States several times. This is highlighted by an appearance at the IIHF World Championships in 2012 and a fourth place finish at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2004-05 Taft Rhinos High-CT 23 5 14 19
2005-06 Taft Rhinos High-CT 26 7 26 33
2006-07 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 21 42 63 119 +20 7 4 6 10 10
2007-08 University of Michigan CCHA 37 15 24 39 59
2007-08 United States WJC-A 6 0 0 0 8 -2
2008-09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 3 8 11 27 -3
2008-09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 37 6 23 29 43 +1
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 3 11 14 20 -5
2009-10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 2 9 11 10 +12 5 1 0 1 2
2010-11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 37 14 10 24 39 -1
2010-11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 27 17 15 32 20 +4
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 79 33 32 65 56 +2
2011-12 United States WC-A 8 2 10 12 4 +5
2012-13 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 5 1 0 1 4
2012-13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 44 15 24 39 28 +8 4 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 39 21 60 35 +8 17 5 6 11 8
2013-14 United States Olympics 5 0 1 1 4 0
2014-15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 37 30 67 32 +38 11 5 2 7 16
2015-16 Montreal Canadiens NHL 82 30 34 64 34 -10
2016-17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 35 32 67 38 +15 6 0 1 1 7
NHL Totals 562 209 202 411 309 38 10 9 19 35


USHL All-Rookie Team (2007) USHL Rookie of the Year (2007) CCHA All-Rookie Team (2008) CCHA Rookie of the Year (2008) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (2012) Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), September 24, 2012.
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