Maxwell with the Winnipeg Jets in November 2011
March 30, 1988 |
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||49th overall, 2006
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. 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. 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 where he won the Finnish championship in April, 2014.
On May 29, 2014, Maxwell moved to the Kontinental Hockey League's HC Yugra based in Khanty-Mansiysk on a one-year deal. On February 12, 2015 Maxwell returned to Finland when signed a deal with Oulun Kärpät.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||South Surrey Eagles||BCHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Habs Acquire Sopel, Dawes from Thrashers for Maxwell, Pick". TSN. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Ducks claim Maxwell off waivers from Jets". The Sports Network. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- "Maxwell completes Karpat puzzle" (in Finnish). Oulun Kärpät. 2013-08-11. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
- "Transfer News for May 29, 29" (in Russian). Oulun Kärpät. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
- Ben Maxwell's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ben Maxwell player profile at NHL.com
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