Max Pacioretty Recently Faced An Injury In Training Session; Severe Enough To Hurt Play Or Even His Contract?
Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) recently hit a major setback as their captain and leader on the pitch; Max Pacioretty suffered an another hit on 3rd January 2017 in Nashville ahead of the match with the Predators.
Max has been having a huge impact on the team as a leader and player. So, how severe was that injury of Max Pacioretty? We’ll cover it up!
A major setback for Montreal!
At morning season on January 3, 2017, Captain Max Pacioretty had to be helped off the ice due to an injury. During a practice season, he was hit with a player Shea Weber shot while doing power play work.
Pacioretty is one of Canadiens best player in 2017. In December of 2016, he scored total ten goals and 15 points in altogether 14 games. He led Montreal Canadiens in goals and points during the month of December and helped his team to a 6-4-4 record and that too without their top scorer in Alex Galchenyuk who is injured.
Max Pacioretty was reportedly hit with a Weber shot in his right leg and had to be helped off the ice court with the assistance of Montreal trainers. He was clearly not in comfort and putting any weight on his injured right leg on his way to the dressing room.
Pacioretty currently leads the Canadiens as his stats read 15 goals and points with 30 in together 37 games this season. It is indeed difficult to understate Max’s role and how hard it would be for the team to deal with an absence of captain for a length of time.
The Canadiens team is already without forwards Andrew Shaw, Alex Galchenyuk, David Desharnais and two of the defencemen Andrei Markov and Greg Pateryn.
When he was asked about the injury after Predator’s game, he said:
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I just didn’t feel like practicing anymore.”
After total 38 games, Pacioretty’s 18 goals has put him six-goal clear of the next best guy on the Canadiens roster, Alexander Radulov.
He has returned to court in February and has already started to make a mark for the team and added his 27th goal of the season on February 10 in the game against Arizona Coyotes.
Max Pacioretty signed a six-year contract worth $27,000,000 with the Montreal Canadiens. The contract includes an annual average salary of $4,500,000. Moreover, in the 2016-17 season, Pacioretty will earn a base salary of $5,000,000.
Personal life of Max!
Caption: Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty with his wife, Katia Pacioretty, and their year-old son, Enzo, in Florida on Dec. 31, 2014.
Photo credit: montrealgazette.com
In July of 2011, Pacioretty married former NFL player Maxim Afinogenov's sister, Katia and had one son with his wife: Lorenzo Raymond. Moreover, Pacioretty has praised her wife in an interview in 2015, where he said:
Katia, being an ex-athlete (a former tennis pro), knows what’s beneficial. She knows my diet and when I feel better eating certain things, and every day she cooks me great food.
All in all, it looks like both are having a blissful married life and are currently not planning for next kid as per Max's interview.