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Max Pacioretty
Max Pacioretty UM.jpg
Pacioretty while at the University of Michigan
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
212 lb (96 kg)
NHL Team Montreal Canadiens
Born (1988-11-20)November 20, 1988,
New Canaan, CT, USA
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2007
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 2008 – present

Max Pacioretty (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was called up from the American Hockey League (AHL) for the second time on December 12, 2010.[1] He was drafted 22nd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career[]

Pacioretty played high school hockey at New Canaan High School during his freshman year, and then moved on to The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. He signed a three-year contract with the Canadiens on July 17, 2008, thus forgoing his remaining eligibility at the University of Michigan.

Pacioretty made his NHL debut with the Montreal Canadiens on January 2, 2009, scoring his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot in a 4-1 loss against the New Jersey Devils.[2] He is the first player in franchise history to wear the jersey #67.

Chara incident[]

On March 8, 2011, Pacioretty suffered an injury following a hit by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. The force and location of the hit resulted in Pacioretty colliding with the stanchion at the end of the bench. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher after laying motionless on the ice for several minutes.[3] The extent of the injury was revealed the next day to be a fracture to the 4th cervical vertebra (C4) and a severe concussion. One Bruin, Mark Recchi, questioned the severity of the concussion during an interview stating that Pacioretty was at a movie theater four days after the incident.[4] For delivering the hit Chara received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct, and after reviewing videotape of the play the NHL decided no further punishment was warranted.[5] However, a criminal investigation was announced by the Montreal police. Additionally, Air Canada threatened to remove its sponsorship if the league does not take any action to prevent further violence on ice.[6] Pacioretty recovered in time to start the 2011-12 NHL season with the Canadiens.[7]

Personal life[]

Pacioretty is the brother-in-law of former NHL player Maxim Afinogenov. In July 2011, Pacioretty married Afinogenov's sister Katia.

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 21 42 63 119 7 4 6 10 10
2007–08 University of Michigan CCHA 36 15 23 38 59
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 37 6 23 29 43
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 3 8 11 27
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 52 3 11 14 20
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 18 2 9 11 10 5 1 0 1 2
2010–11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 27 17 15 32 20
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 37 14 10 24 39
NHL totals 205 53 65 118 142


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC 6 0 0 0 8
Junior int'l totals 6 0 0 0 8


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Preceded by
Ryan McDonagh
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Louis Leblanc

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