Ben Maxwell

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Ben Maxwell
Born (1988-03-30) March 30, 1988 (age 26)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Kärpät
Montreal Canadiens
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2006
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2008–present

Benjamin Jeffrey Maxwell (born March 30, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently with Oulun Kärpät of the Finnish SM-liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Maxwell was selected 49th overall in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. Maxwell was called up on December 12, 2008 up from the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Hamilton Bulldogs to replace the injured Saku Koivu in the lineup. Maxwell made his NHL debut on December 13, 2008 against the Washington Capitals.

On February 24, Maxwell was traded along with a 4th round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, to the Atlanta Thrashers for Brent Sopel and Nigel Dawes.[1] He scored his first NHL goal on March 27, 2011 against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators. He was also named first star of that game.

On July 18, 2011, Maxwell signed a one year $715,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets. On November 10, 2011, Maxwell was claimed off waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.[2] When the Ducks placed Maxwell on waivers on December 6, he was re-claimed by the Jets.

On July 6, 2012 Maxwell re-signed to a one year, $650,000 contract extension with the Jets. In the 2012–13 season, Maxwell was assigned directly to AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps. He remained there for the duration of the year, scoring 11 goals and 40 points in 74 games.

On August 11, 2013, Maxwell with the intention to regain NHL interest, Maxwell signed a one-year contract abroad in the Finnish SM-liiga with Kärpät Oulu.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 South Surrey Eagles BCHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Kootenay Ice WHL 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Kootenay Ice WHL 68 8 10 18 37 16 0 1 1 6
2005–06 Kootenay Ice WHL 69 28 32 60 52 6 3 5 8 0
2006–07 Kootenay Ice WHL 39 19 34 53 42 7 1 4 5 21
2007–08 Kootenay Ice WHL 31 9 18 27 26 10 6 3 9 14
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 22 36 58 58 6 3 1 4 4
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 57 16 28 44 22 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 47 11 29 40 32
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 12 1 1 2 9
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 9 1 4 5 0
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 6 0 1 1 2
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 43 8 17 25 35 15 3 4 7 4
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 74 11 29 40 52
NHL totals 47 2 6 8 19 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Habs Acquire Sopel, Dawes from Thrashers for Maxwell, Pick". TSN. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Ducks claim Maxwell off waivers from Jets". The Sports Network. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Maxwell completes Karpat puzzle" (in Finnish). Oulun Kärpät. 2013-08-11. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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