The Canadiens have recalled Max Pacioretty from the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Pacioretty, a 6’02’’, 208 lbs forward, aged 22, played 52 games with the Canadiens last season. He recorded 14 points (3-11-14), served 20 penalty minutes and registered 74 shots on goal, while averaging 14:43 minutes of ice time per game. In career in the NHL, Pacioretty has collected 25 points (6-19-25) in 86 games.
Pacioretty ranks tied for first with the Bulldogs and tied in first place in the AHL with 32 points (17 goals, 15 assists) in 27 games this season. He leads the league in goals and is tied for second in the AHL with 7 power play goals. He also ranks first in the league with 132 shots on goal. He displays a +4 plus/minus differential and has served 20 penalty minutes. Pacioretty was named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Month for November, after posting a 10-7-17 record in 13 games.
Pacioretty was the Canadiens’ second pick (first round, 22nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Earlier today, David Desharnais was returned to Hamilton. The speedy forward was called up as a preventive measure yesterday in case he was needed. Turns out he didn’t dress for Montreal’s loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto and is now back in Hamilton, where he suited up for today’s Bulldogs game.