Will be playing for Canada for the eight time in his career - has captured two first-place finishes (gold medal at 2002 Olympics and 1st place at 2004 World Cup); and two silver medals (1996 and 2005 World Championship).
Is competing in his fourth consecutive Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002 and 2006), though he did not see any action at Nagano in 1998.
Most memorable international experience is winning gold at Salt Lake City in 2002 - he led all goaltenders with a 1.80 goals-against average.
Led Canada to victory at 2004 World Cup of Hockey, leading the tournament in wins (5) and goals-against average (1.00) and was named to the All-Star Team.
His father, Denis, was the long time photographer for the Montreal Expos and Canadiens and played goal on Canada's 1956 Olympic hockey team that won a bronze medal.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round