Max Pacioretty to Remain a Canadien Until 2019

Max Pacioretty to Remain a Canadien Until 2019

The Montreal Canadiens have granted a six season contract extension to Max Pacioretty.

This contract, with a face value of 27 million US dollars (averaging out at 4.5 million a season), will bind the American forward to the Montreal club up until the end of the 2018-2019 season.

At only 23 years of age under his belt, Pacioretty had already completed his fourth season in the NHL by 2011-2012, leading the team with a total of 65 points, a personal high.

He has finished second in the club for goals (33) and third for assists (32). He has tied the fourth position spot in the NHL for goals (29).

In 79 games last year, Pacioretty has sunk 5 winning goals and completed 286 shots on net (tied for 10th place in the NHL). The forward has maintained a difference of +2 and dished out 104 body checks.

Originally from New Canaan, Connecticut, Pacioretty was chosen in the first round, 22nd overall by the Canadiens in the 2007 NHL draft. He has become the first American player in the history of the team to achieve a total of 30 goals in one season, scoring in an empty net while winning 5 to 3 against the Edmonton Oilers, March 8th of this current year.

Pacioretty has also won the Bill-Masterson trophy, given to the player who has demonstrated the largest amount of perseverance and team spirit qualities.
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