- Made his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 4 at New Jersey
- Recorded his first point (assist) as an Islander on Oct. 15 vs. Buffalo
QAAA First All-Star Team (2000) QMJHL Rookie of the Year (2001) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2002)
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to post-concussion syndrome. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 5, 2013.
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