On Wednesday night, Max Pacioretty will play in his first official game as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens. It will also be the 400th regular season game of his National Hockey League career, every one of them played in the Canadiens uniform. ere are some numerical highligts from his career so far.
16 :30 – The time it took Max Pacioretty to score his first goal in the National Hockey League in his first game on January 2nd, 2009, against the New Jersey Devils. Pacioretty, who only had 8:39 of ice time that night, scored the team’s only goal in a 4-1 loss.
3 – Max Pacioretty’s rank amongst goal-scorers from the 2007 NHL Draft. Pacioretty, with 144 goals, sits behind only Patrick Kane (205 goals) and Jamie Benn (151 goals).
5 – Max Pacioretty’s rank among goal scorers since the 2011-2012 season, his first complete year in the NHL. His 124 goals in 276 games put him behind only Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos, Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski.
28 – The number of game winning goals scored by Max Pacioretty since 2008-2009, more than any other Canadien during that period. Tomas Plekanec is in second place with 24 game winning goals in 530 games.
27 – The number of games with more than one goal scored by Max Pacioretty in his 399 first games in the NHL. Ten of these 27 games took place during the 2013-2014 season, when he led the League in the category.
29 – Max Pacioretty has scored at least one point against all 29 other teams in the League, including 22 points (12G, 10A) in 26 games against the Boston Bruins, his highest total against any one team in the league.
0,702 – The average amount of points-per-game scored by Max Pacioretty in his NHL career, who has 280 points (144G, 136A) in 399 games. The American sits in second place among active Canadiens players, behind only Alexander Semin.
29 – Max Pacioretty became the 29th captain in team history on September 18th, and the third American to hold the title. He follows in the steps of Brian Gionta, another American who wore the ‘’C’’ from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014.
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