Pacioretty to join the big club

The Canadiens announced Sunday that Max Pacioretty has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound forward has been tearing it up in the AHL this season, with 17 goals and 15 assists in 27 games. That ties him for the Bulldogs’ scoring lead, as well as that of the AHL.

He leads the league with 17 goals and his seven power-play goals is second best in the AHL.


More to come.

Here is the team’s release:


Montreal (December 12, 2010) – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that left winger Max
Pacioretty has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

The 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.

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