Mar 12, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during play in the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Congratulations to Max Pacioretty, 2012 Masterton Trophy Winner

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Habs LW Max Pacioretty has been award the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the player who “Best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.”

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Pacioretty bounced back from an ugly neck injury and concusion from a contriversial Zdeno Chara hit which ended a very promising breakout season in 2010-11. He returned to be one of the league’s best Left Wings, scoring 33 goals and 65 points in 79 games. Pacioretty also dedicated himself off-ice after the hit, including arranging for the purchase of a MRI machine for Montreal General Hospital.

This is a well deserved recognition for the hard work and excellence of an excellent hockey player and a fine young man.

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