January 12, 1993|
Saint-Augustin, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Vegas Golden Knights|
Chicago Wolves (AHL)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. On November 6, Lagacé lost his first shootout against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 3–4 loss. On December 10, Lagacé was reassigned to the Chicago Wolves following Marc-André Fleury's return from the injured reserve. However, he was recalled back to the NHL on February 10, 2018, after Malcolm Subban was placed on injured reserve. He was reassigned to the AHL on March 15, 2018. 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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||16||6||7||1||874||57||0||3.91||.867||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
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