Max Pacioretty says he doesn’t have to look far to find a role model.
“I want to model my career after Colesy,” Pacioretty said of linemate Erik Cole during a conference call Tuesday, a day after signing a six-year, $27-million contract extension with the Canadiens. “He’s a big, fast winger. He’s been through the same injury as me … he’s a great motivation for me to play how he has through his career. I’ve already learned a lot form him this far and I hope as we continue to play together on the same team, and hopefully the same line, I hope to model my career after him and I hope to be that power forward that you said has been lacking in the Montreal system for a while.”
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