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By The Numbers: Pacioretty on Pace for Career Year

By The Numbers is presented by Bridgestone

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

When the Golden Knights acquired Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens during training camp in 2018, the team knew it was bringing in a high-octane goal scorer. In his first season with the team, Pacioretty battled injuries and appeared in just 66 games. He posted 40 points (22G, 18A) and finished seventh on the team in scoring.

Now in his second season in Vegas, Pacioretty has matched his point total from a year ago in just 42 games. Take a look at his career stats and follow the patterns that spell a career year for the Golden Knight forward with By The Numbers presented by Bridgestone.

.3- Pacioretty's biggest goal of the season came with .3 seconds left on the clock to tie the game against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 27.

1- For his performance the week of Dec. 9-15, Pacioretty was named the league's First Star of the Week.

5- The 30-goal mark has been hit five times by Pacioretty in his career.

10- Pacioretty's 10 power-play goals in 2013-14 are the most he's recorded in a single season. He has four through 42 games for Vegas in 2019-20.

13- A lucky 13 of his points this season have come on the power play. That total leads the Golden Knights.

16- His 16 goals rank first on the team through 42 games.

22- 22 of his 42 points have come at T-Mobile Arena during the 19-20 campaign.

32- The New Canaan, Connecticut native is on pace for 32 goals this season.

39- 39 is Pacioretty's career-high goals set with Montreal in 2013-14.

40- In his first year as a Golden Knight, Pacioretty totaled 40 points. He has matched that total in 42 contests in 2019-20.

44- With a pace set for 44 assists this season, Pacioretty would set a new career mark.

67- The highest point total Pacioretty has reached in a season is 67. He's hit the number that matches the one worn on his jersey twice in his career.

76- Pacioretty is on pace for a career-best 76 points this season.

169- In 42 games, the forward has 169 shots on goal to rank third in the NHL in that category.

264- Pacioretty's career stats display a balanced 264 goals and 264 assists.

303- In 2015-16, Pacioretty had a career-high 303 shots on goal.

528- Through 734 games in his career, Pacioretty has 528 points.

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