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2007 Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Max Pacioretty

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
From May 7 through June 15, philadelphiaflyers.com will be profiling 30 of the top prospects in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in alphabetical order. Check back daily Monday through Friday, to learn more about the players who could become first round draft picks of the club. Philadelphia has two first round picks, including the second choice overall.

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22 and 23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


Max Pacioretty
2007 Team: Sioux City (USHL)
Position: Left wing
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 203
DOB: 11-20-88

2007 Statistics
GP: 60    G: 21    A: 42    PTS: 63    PIM: 119

Overview:
Max Pacioretty is viewed as a power forward that already has good size for being just 18 years of age. A native of New Canaan, Connecticut, Pacioretty is ranked 16th among North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final draft rankings. He will attend the University of Michigan this fall, after completing his first and only season in the United States Hockey League.

Along with his power game, Pacioretty’s strengths are his skating ability and good wrist shot. He is also very good in the faceoff circle, and works hard at both ends of the ice. His presence around the net could use improvement, as could his overall hockey sense.

Pacioretty was selected to participate in the 2007 USHL Prospects/All-Star game. Prior to the USHL, he played for The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut.

The Flyers say…
“Max Pacioretty is a good-sized kid, who works extremely hard. He’s plays up and down the ice and has a little edge to him. He moves really well and has decent hands.”
– Director of Hockey Operations Chris Pryor

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