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Max Pacioretty sent down to Hamilton

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced Monday that forward Max Pacioretty has been assigned the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

This season, Pacioretty registered 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists), 27 penalty minutes and delivered 44 hits in 34 games with the Canadiens, with an average ice time of 12:37.

Pacioretty, who started the 2008-09 campaign in the AHL with the Canadiens’ parent club, was the Bulldogs’ third-leading scorer when he was called up by Montreal on December 26, 2008, with 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) in 26 games.

The 20-year-old left-winger earned Rookie of the Year honors the last two seasons, with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers in 2006-07 and the CCHA’s University of Michigan Wolverines in 2007-08.

Pacioretty was selected in the first round by the Canadiens, 22nd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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