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Maxime Lacroix Profile

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Maxime Lacroix – Left Wing

Born: Jun. 5, 1987, Quebec City, Que.
Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 180
Shoots: Left

Rankings:
CSB: N/A
International Scouting Services: #137
McKeen’s: N/A
Red Line Report: N/A
THN: N/A

Profile:
Passed over in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (he was ranked as the 246th North American skater last year), Lacroix put up 25 goals and 47 points for the Memorial Cup champion Quebec Remparts in 2005-06.

Lacroix was the third of three Capitals picks with NHL bloodlines. He is the son of Pierre Lacroix, who was a fifth-round (104th overall) draft choice of the Quebec Nordiques in 1979. The elder Lacroix played regularly for the Nords as a 20-year-old the fall after he was drafted, the only fifth-rounder in the draft to do so. A 1983 auto accident left him with a perforated aorta and other injuries, ending his NHL career.

The younger Lacroix posted a dozen points in the playoffs and tied for fifth in Memorial Cup tournament scoring. He can play center or left wing, and Remparts head coach Patrick Roy also entrusted Lacroix with some penalty killing chores.

The upcoming season will be a big one for Lacroix. He turns 20 just after the tail end of the 2006-07 campaign, and can prove himself worthy of a pro contract with a big season.

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Year Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2004-05 Quebec Ramparts QMJHL 49 6 8 14 34
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