Max Pacioretty beneath his new Easton helmet during Saturday’s game against Colorado.
Allen McInnis, Gazette
Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty has established his own foundation, in association with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, to raise funds for a functional magnetic resonance imaging unit for the facility. The machine will be used to help research and treat sufferers of brain trauma from all walks of life. Stubbs’s feature on Pacioretty’s big-hearted community involvement is here.
And here’s a sidebar to that feature: Pacioretty switches helmet this season to provide what he believes is better safety. “My new one looks maybe a little goofy,” Pacioretty said. “But whatever it takes to protect my brain.”