MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 19: Max Pacioretty #67 raises the torch before the NHL opening game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 19, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)
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TAMPA, Fl. - DECEMBER 28: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens races down ice for the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 28, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.
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OTTAWA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 25: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens shoots the puck, during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators, at Scotiabank Place on February 25, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
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New Canaan, Conn.
Pacioretty made a statement as a serious NHL goal-scorer in 2011-12 when he doubled his previous goal total in a single season. Since then, he's been widely considered one of the up-and-coming stars with the Montreal Canadiens, and is now in his sixth season with the team.
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Max Pacioretty, of the Montreal Canadiens, skates with the puck during the Big Assist V charity hockey game at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Proceeds benefit the Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation.
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