Maxime Lagacé

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Maxime Lagacé
Born (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 25)
Saint-Augustin, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Vegas Golden Knights
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Maxime Lagacé (born January 12, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender playing with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Maxime Lagacé began his junior years with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2010. His first team was the P.E.I. Rocket for three years, finishing with a total record of 33–80–6 in 107 games and a .873 save percentage average. Lagacé also appeared in his only junior playoff game with the Rocket.

On July 23, 2012, Lagacé signed a three-year, $1.83 million entry level contract with the Dallas Stars. Lagacé had participated in the Stars' Development Camp earlier that summer.[1][2]

Lagacé was transferred to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in 2013, where he only played eight games with a 3–3–1 record and a .887 save percentage. He was then traded to the Shawinigan Cataractes and the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the same season.

Professional[edit]

Maxime Lagacé entered the American Hockey League under his contract with the Dallas Stars, playing for their affiliate Texas Stars. He had only played a single game with no wins or losses, as he was pulled in the midst of the game.

Lagacé signed with the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL in the 2014–15 season, but he was eventually traded to the Bakersfield Condors, where he would make his personal best save percentage of .915. He would then return with the Stars in the AHL the following year, playing in 36 games with a 19–10–3 record and .913 save percentage. The Stars would send Lagacé back down to the ECHL with their affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads. He would sign a one-year, two-way, $600,000 extension with the Dallas Stars in that same year.[3]

Lagacé played two more seasons in the AHL with the Texas Stars before signing with the NHL expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, as a free agent in 2017.[4] Lagacé started with their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves prior to getting called up to Vegas on first on October 15, 2017, due to injuries to Marc-André Fleury and then on October 23 when Malcolm Subban was injured. His first National Hockey League game was on October 30, appearing in a 6–3 loss to the New York Islanders, allowing four goals on eleven shots in 25 minutes of playing time after replacing the injured Oscar Dansk.[5] The following night, Lagacé made his first NHL start at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers, a 6–4 loss in which he stopped 32 of 37 shots.[6] Lagacé got his first NHL win against the Ottawa Senators in a 5–4 game on November 4 while making 24 saves for the Golden Knights.[7] On November 6, Lagacé lost his first shootout against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 3–4 loss.[8] On December 10, Lagacé was reassigned to the Chicago Wolves following Marc-André Fleury's return from the injured reserve.[9] However, he was recalled back to the NHL on February 10, 2018, after Malcolm Subban was placed on injured reserve.[10] He was reassigned to the AHL on March 15, 2018.[11] Lagacé stayed in the AHL until Subban suffered a lower body injury in practice during the Western Conference Final, where he was then called up to serve as Fleury's backup.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Lagacé was born to his mother Manon Dallaire and his father, Gilles Lagacé. He has one younger brother,[13] and 10 other family members.[14] Lagacé can speak fluent French and English.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2010–11 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 18 8 4 0 870 52 1 3.59 .884
2011–12 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 56 12 34 5 2912 219 1 4.51 .867
2012–13 Prince Edward Island Rocket QMJHL 33 13 12 1 1571 106 1 4.05 .869 1 0 0 27 1 0 2.19 .857
2013–14 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 8 3 3 1 464 25 0 3.23 .887
2013–14 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 3 1 2 0 180 12 1 4.00 .890
2013–14 Sherbrooke Phoenix QMJHL 15 2 9 3 827 56 0 4.06 .887
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 1 0 0 0 17 1 0 3.55 .900
2014–15 Missouri Mavericks ECHL 15 5 6 3 779 39 1 3.01 .885
2014–15 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 13 6 4 1 718 32 1 2.68 .915
2015–16 Texas Stars AHL 36 19 10 3 2051 99 1 2.90 .913 2 0 1 88 4 0 2.74 .886
2015–16 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 11 3 5 2 582 30 0 3.09 .886
2016–17 Texas Stars AHL 32 11 12 2 1567 93 1 3.56 .883
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 23 14 5 2 1350 64 0 2.84 .905
2017–18 Vegas Golden Knights NHL 16 6 7 1 874 57 0 3.91 .867
NHL totals 16 6 7 1 874 57 0 3.91 .867

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dallas Stars (July 23, 2012). "Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Max Lagace". NHL.com. Dallas Stars. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "2012 Dallas Stars Development Camp Roster" (PDF). NHL.com. Dallas Stars. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Dallas Stars (June 30, 2016). "Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Maxime Lagace". NHL.com. Dallas Stars. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Vegas Golden Knights (July 1, 2017). "Golden Knights Sign Six Free Agents; Trade Emelin To Nashville". NHL.com. Vegas Golden Knights. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Compton, Brian (October 30, 2017). "Tavares helps Islanders end Golden Knights winning streak". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Satriano, David (October 31, 2017). "Zibanejad, Rangers rally past Golden Knights". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Vegas fights off Sens to give NHL newbie Maxime Lagace 1st win". CBC Sports. November 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Marner scores shootout winner as Maple Leafs beat Golden Knights". Sportsnet. November 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Fleury activated off injured reserve by Golden Knights". NHL.com. NHL. 10 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Malcolm Subban placed on injured reserve by Golden Knights". NHL.com. February 10, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Tomas Hyka, Maxime Lagace Assigned To AHL's Chicago Wolves". NHL.com. March 15, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Carp, Steve (May 27, 2018). "Lagace steps up as Fleury's backup for Stanley Cup Final". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Portrait de joueur : Maxime « Lagy » Lagacé". hockeyphoenix.ca (in French). March 5, 2014.
  14. ^ Marrazza, Dan (2017-11-05). "Maxime Lagace Picks Up First NHL Win With Family In Attendance". NHL. Retrieved 2017-11-07.

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