Maxime Lacroix

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Maxime Lacroix
Maxime Lacroix.jpg
Born (1987-06-05) June 5, 1987 (age 29)
Quebec City, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Ligue Magnus team
Former teams
Ducs d'Angers
South Carolina Stingrays
Hamilton Bulldogs
Hershey Bears
Odense Bulldogs
Sheffield Steelers
Dragons de Rouen
NHL Draft 127th overall, 2006
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2007–present

Maxime Lacroix (born June 5, 1987) is a Canadian-French professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for Ducs d'Angers in the French Ligue Magnus. He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft with the 127th pick overall. He is the son of the former NHL player Pierre Lacroix.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Lacroix spent his junior career (2004–07) with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. While with the Remparts, he scored 176 points in combined goals and assists and earned 287 penalty minutes in regular season play. In the 2005–06 postseason, Lacroix scored 7 goals and 5 assists, helping the Remparts to their eventual 6–2 victory over the Moncton Wildcats to win the Memorial Cup.

Lacroix turned pro at the end of the 2007–08 season, entering the Washington Capitals organization and joining the Hershey Bears in the Calder Cup playoffs. He scored one goal in the two games leading up to the Bears' first-round elimination by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

For the 2008–09 season Lacroix joined the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays in the race for what would become the team's third Kelly Cup championship. He placed second in points during the regular season with the Stingrays, scoring 33 goals and adding 31 assists for 64 points in 63 games, a 1.02 point-per-game average. Lacroix made Kelly Cup finals history when he scored back-to-back goals within 13 seconds of each other to seal a 3–2 comeback win over the Alaska Aces in the first game of the finals. Additionally, he tied the ECHL record for second-highest number of goals in a final series with 6 goals against the Aces.[1]

Lacroix signed with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs for the 2009–10 season, posting three points and two penalty minutes in 27 games. Lacroix spent the rest of the season with the Cincinnati Cyclones, scoring 28 points in the regular season and 12 points in the playoffs to lead the Cyclones to their second Kelly cup title in three years, as well as Lacroix's second in two years.[2]

Lacroix returned to the Stingrays to begin the 2010–11 season and would swing between the ECHL and AHL's Hershey Bears until the end of the 2011-12 season.

In the 2012-13 season, he helped the Odense Bulldogs reach the semifinals of Superisligaen in Denmark.[3] He spent the 2013-14 season in England, playing for the Sheffield Steelers of the EIHL. He led the Steelers in scoring (31 games: 18 goals, 18 assists) before twin fractures in his ankle cut his season short.[4]

Lacroix moved to France for the 2014-15 season, joining the Dragons de Rouen. He transferred to fellow Ligue Magnus side Ducs d'Angers for the following campaign.[5]

International career[edit]

Lacroix was invited to a training camp of the French Men's National Team in 2007.[6][7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 49 6 8 14 34 13 0 0 0 8
2005–06 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 70 25 22 47 79 23 7 5 12 21
2006–07 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 22 31 53 85 5 2 1 3 2
2007–08 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 67 30 32 62 89 8 1 5 6 16
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 2 1 0 1 0
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 63 33 31 64 86 23 13 5 18 37
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 6 1 0 1 7
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 27 1 2 3 2
2009–10 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 38 17 11 28 51 19 3 9 12 20
2010–11 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 13 7 3 10 20
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 57 6 10 16 25 6 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 90 8 12 20 34 8 1 0 1 0
ECHL totals 114 57 45 102 157 42 16 14 30 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Andrew (2009-05-27). "Rays' Lacroix on his game". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ Miller, Andrew (2010-11-05). "Ray looking to replicate '09 run". Post and Courier. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Fransk-canadier til Bulldogs". www.fyens.dk. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield Steelers: Super slick Max is back on the market". www.thestar.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Ligue Magnus". ligue_magnus.stats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  6. ^ "13e journée de Ligue Magnus : Gap vire en tête". L'Equipe.fr (in French). Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  7. ^ qcremparts-21. "Maxime Lacroix au camp de l'équipe de France". Skyrock. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 

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