25-Year-Old Left Wing – Montreal Canadiens
Max Pacioretty Contract Information:
Pacioretty signed a six-year extension with the Canadiens in August of 2012.
Pacioretty was a one-man wrecking ball against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. He scored twice -- once on the power play and once while short-handed -- and added an even-strength assist in a 4-2 win. He fired 10 shots on net.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
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|Nov 2||at COL||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||5||0.0||2||0||21:00||2:50|
|Nov 1||at MIN||Did Not Play|
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|Oct 12||at VAN||1||0||1||-1||0||1||0||0||5||20.0||1||2||18:54||2:51|
|Oct 10||at EDM||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||25.0||1||1||18:09||0:36|
|Oct 9||at CGY||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||4||0.0||1||1||17:01||1:04|
|Oct 5||PHI||Did Not Play|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Pacioretty overcame a scary injury in 2010-11 to lead the Canadiens in scoring last season with 33 goals and 65 points in 79 contests. The one constant head coach Jacques Martin or his non-Francophone replacement, Randy Cunneyworth, had was the fist line production from Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole. Pacioretty and Desharnais have been together since their days in AHL Hamilton and continue to mix well. Pacioretty will remain on the left wing of the first line and is part of Montreal's young core. In leagues that reward shots on goal, Pacioretty carries more value than just the 30-plus goals most owners are expecting.
Pacioretty appears to have recovered from the serious injury he suffered in a collision with Boston's Zdeno Chara in March that left him with a cracked vertebrae and concussion. Perhaps you heard about it? The 22-year-old forward was called up in December and produced 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) in 37 games before the injury. The Habs gave him a two-year deal this past summer and are penciling in MaxPac for first-line duty with Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri. Pacioretty has good size and is physical on the wing, and should be a top goal scorer for Montreal with ample time on the power play -- seven of his 14 goals last season were with a man advantage. There's real potential here for a breakout season.
The 20-year-old scored three goals and added eight helpers in 34 contests with Montreal last season. He should see more playing time this season with his added experience and the fact that the Habs lost their core forwards from last season. Donít expect many goals from the former first round draft selection, who potted just six in 37 games with AHL Hamilton last season. However, he should continue to build on his rookie campaign from a season ago and improve his numbers with added playing time this season.
The 19-year-old Conneticut native has decided to turn pro after one year at Michigan, where he scored 15 goals and 39 points along with 59 PIMs in 37 games. Pacioretty's decision was made easier when he completely dominated the Canadiens' rookie camp in June. The team loves his physical game and they're in dire need of tough scoring wingers. Still the Habs will likely err on the side of caution and keep Pacioretty in Hamilton for his first year as a pro. Keeper league players should be putting this kid on their radars now.
If some prospects are rare then Pacioretty is steak tartare. He displays all of the potential of a future power forward -- he skates well, hits hard and has a quick release -- but he hasn't really been tested against high-level competition. We seem him as a guy who'll eventually control the game along the board and fit right into a cycling game. It's just going to take time. He's off to the University of Michigan for 2007-2008.