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Golden Knights Acquire Max Pacioretty From The Montreal Canadiens

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (September 9, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, September 9, the following roster transaction: the team has acquired forward Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Tatar , Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 Second Round draft pick originally belonging to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 29-year-old Pacioretty is a veteran of 626 NHL games - all with the Canadiens - and has tallied 226 goals and 222 assists for 448 points in his NHL career. He has also appeared in 38 playoff games for Montreal with 10 goals and nine assists in those postseason contests. Last season, Pacioretty tallied 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points in 64 games. He has recorded 30 goals or more in five seasons and recorded a career-high 39 goals during the 2013-14 season.

The native of New Canaan, Connecticut was named the 29th captain in Canadiens history on September 18, 2015 and was the 2012 Masterton Award Winner, which is given to an NHL player who player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

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

Tatar appeared in 20 games for the Golden Knights during the 2017-18 season after being acquired on February 26, 2018 for three draft picks. Suzuki was drafted by the Golden Knights in the first round (13th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Max Pacioretty, Forward
Birthplace: New Canaan, CT
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 206 lbs.
Age: 29
Draft: Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Notes:

  • Made NHL debut and scored first career NHL goal on February 1, 2009 against the New Jersey Devils.
  • Played for the United States during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia
  • Has recorded 30 goals or more in five seasons and recorded a career-high 39 goals during the 2013-14 season
  • Tallied 226 goals and 222 assists for 448 points in his 10-year NHL career
  • Spent one season with the Michigan Wolverines and was named the CCHA Rookie of the Year and named to the CCHA All-Rookie team

TRANSACTION: Vegas Golden Knights acquire forward Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Tatar, Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 Second Round draft pick originally belonging to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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