June 5, 1987 |
Quebec, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
South Carolina Stingrays
|NHL Draft||127th overall, 2006
Maxime Lacroix (born June 5, 1987 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Sheffield Steelers of the EIHL. 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.
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.
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.
Lacroix returned to the Stingrays to begin the 2010–11 season.
|2008–09||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||63||33||31||64||86||23||13||5||18||37|
|2010–11||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||13||7||3||10||20||—||—||—||—||—|