2013-14: Earned an assist vs. WPG, Apr. 1…Scored a goal at PIT, Mar. 25…Notched an assist vs. CGY, Mar. 15…Had an assist at WSH, Mar. 8…Scored the GWG vs. VAN, Mar. 4…Earned an assist at DAL, Feb. 8…Scored a goal vs. DAL, Feb. 4…Had an assist vs. PIT, Feb. 1…Scored a goal vs. BUF, Jan. 30…Tallied 1-1-2 vs. LAK, Jan. 28…Scored his 3rd career hat trick (3-0-3) at VAN, Jan. 26…Had an assist at EDM, Jan. 24…Scored a SHG at CGY, Jan. 22…Scored a SHG vs. TOR, Jan. 20…Recorded his 2nd career hat trick (3-0-3) at OTT, Dec. 21.
2012-13: Registered 13-8-21 and 36 PIM in 48 games…Extended his consecutive games played streak to 310 (6th longest in the NHL entering 2013-14)…His 13 goals and 3 GWGs both tied for the team lead…Led the team and ranked 6th in the NHL in FO% (57.4%).
NOTES:Has also played for OTT and CBJ…Has played in 58 career playoff games reaching 2 conference finals and 1 Stanley Cup Final…Owns a career face-off percentage of 55.9% (Has taken 10,646 draws).
AHL All-Rookie Team (2003)
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to neck injury in Team Canada Jr. Selection Camp, June 3, 2001. Traded to Columbus by Ottawa for Pascal Leclaire and Columbus' 2nd round choice (Robin Lehner) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Columbus for Curtis McElhinney, Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Anthony Stolarz) in 2012 Entry Draft and Phoenix's 4th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Justin Auger) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 22, 2012.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round