Max Pacioretty sent down to Hamilton
MONTREAL – The Canadiens announced Monday that forward Max Pacioretty has been assigned the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.
This season, Pacioretty registered 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists), 27 penalty minutes and delivered 44 hits in 34 games with the Canadiens, with an average ice time of 12:37.
Pacioretty, who started the 2008-09 campaign in the AHL with the Canadiens’ parent club, was the Bulldogs’ third-leading scorer when he was called up by Montreal on December 26, 2008, with 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) in 26 games.
The 20-year-old left-winger earned Rookie of the Year honors the last two seasons, with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers in 2006-07 and the CCHA’s University of Michigan Wolverines in 2007-08.
Pacioretty was selected in the first round by the Canadiens, 22nd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.