|Assets:||Is an outstanding energy forward and penalty-killer. Plays with tremendous passion and displays sound leadership ability. Also plays bigger than he is. Can play all three forward positions and score in the clutch.|
|Flaws:||Is undersized and injury-prone, especially due to his gung-ho style of play. Struggles when trying to shut down much bigger NHL forwards. Doesn't light up the scoreboard at the highest level and lacks offensive consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile, gritty energy forward and leader.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2008-09 (Pittsburgh)|
|QMJHL||Playoff MVP||2003-04, 2002-03|
|QMJHL||Second All-Star Team||2003-04, 2002-03|
|2/28/2014||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|2/26/2014||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|10/31/2013||Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 13 regular season games (broken left leg).|
|4/03/2013||Broken left leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/08/2012||Signed with Fribourg-Gotteron (Switzerland).|
|11/07/2012||Signed with Ilves Tampere (Finland).|
|3/20/2012||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/18/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers to a five-year contract.|
|3/02/2010||Missed 7 games (undisclosed).|
|1/28/2010||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|1/21/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/19/2009||Missed 21 games (left shoulder surgery).|
|9/13/2009||Left shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/28/2009||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|1/16/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/20/2008||Missed 2 games (foot injury).|
|12/19/2008||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract extension.|
|5/11/2008||Missed Game 4 and 5 of Round Two against the New York Rangers and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers (broken foot).|
|5/04/2008||Broken foot, day-to-day.|
|3/16/2008||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|3/11/2008||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|1/10/2008||Missed 13 games (ankle injury).|
|12/11/2007||Ankle injury, mid-January.|
|12/03/2007||Missed 5 games (sprained ankle).|
|11/21/2007||Sprained ankle, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|6/26/2007||Pittsburgh Penguins tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/24/2006||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|10/02/2006||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/30/2006||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/29/2005||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|12/15/2005||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/20/2004||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|5/26/2004||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|9/16/2003||Returned to his junior team (Gatineau-QMJHL).|
|9/18/2002||Returned to his junior team (Hull-QMJHL).|
|10/31/2013||Philadelphia Flyers traded Maxime Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche for Steve Downie.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|6/23/2002||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 8th round (234th overall) in 2002.|
Avs use Max Talbot in all 3 forward positions | 04/10/2014 12:03 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot has played at center and on both wings with the Avalanche.
ImpactHe's been playing on the ride side recently on the third line, but he prefers to play in the middle. "I feel like I'm more into the game at center," said Talbot. "It's more work, because you're skating more and you have more defensive responsibility. You usually have the middle of the ice, so you're telling yourself to get the puck and distribute it to the sides. Playing center, you feel like you touch the puck more. That's why I say it's a little more work, because you're always moving, whether it's in neutral-zone regroup or in D-zone." He has eight goals and 25 points in 78 games with Colorado and Philadelphia this season.
Max Talbot dishes out 2 helpers in loss | 03/19/2014 11:04 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot registered a pair of assists for the Avalanche in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg.
ImpactSince joining Colorado earlier this season, Talbot has continued to score near his career pace, which works out to about 30 points per season so he's not worth owning in any fantasy formats. Nick Holden, Cody McLeod, Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog were the goal scorers for the Avalanche in the losing effort.
Maxime Talbot set to return Friday night | 02/28/2014 10:04 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot is expected to play Friday after his fiancegave birth on Thursday morning.
ImpactHe didn't practice Thursday and he missed Wednesday's game to welcome Jaxson Spartacus Talbot into the world.
Maxime Talbot sits, Sarich plays vs. Kings | 02/27/2014 12:40 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot didn't play Wednesday because his fiancee went beyond her due date and had gone through a false labor.
ImpactHe took part in the morning skate, but he wasn't available to play against Los Angeles. The Avalanche played with seven defensemen instead thanks to return of Cory Sarich from a back injury.
Maxime Talbot's fiancee goes into labor | 02/25/2014 9:02 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot skipped Monday's practice because his fiancee went into labor.
ImpactHe should be available for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles, but if he isn't then we'll let you know. Talbot has recorded five goals and 17 points in 47 games since being acquired from Philadelphia.
Maxime Talbot has a two-point night | 01/12/2014 9:50 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot had a goal and an assist in Colorado's 4-2 win over Minnesota.
ImpactThat snapped Talbot's eight-game scoring drought. He's more of a defensive forward and that limits his fantasy value in standard leagues. The only major statistical area he's particularly noteworthy in is hits as he has 76 in 45 games this season.
Maxime Talbot scores only goal for Avalanche | 12/15/2013 12:10 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot notched a marker for the Avalanche in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday night.
ImpactTalbot is a glue-guy/depth type of player with more value in real life and not worth considering in fantasy leagues. He has three goals and seven points in 31 games. Cory Sarich and John Mitchell had the helpers.
Talbot leads Avalanche to win | 12/07/2013 1:46 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot scored a goal and registered an assist in Colorado's 3-2 win over Calgary Friday night.
ImpactIt was Talbot's first goal as a member of the Avalanche and his third assists. Rookie Nathan MacKinnon and PA Parenteau also scored for the Avalanche, while John Mitchell added two helpers in the victory.
Maxime Talbot earns two assists Tuesday | 11/20/2013 8:57 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot contributed two assists in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Chicago.
ImpactThey were his points in nine games since being traded to Colorado from Philadelphia. Talbot shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Maxime Talbot still getting used to the West | 11/15/2013 8:32 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot is still adjusting to his new surroundings.
Impact"I've always been in the East, so I'm still learning players in this conference, what their tendencies are and things like that," Talbot said. "But I will do that. I'm confident I will keep adjusting better." He has no points, eight shots and a minus-2 rating in seven games with the Avalanche since being traded by Philadelphia.
Maxime Talbot will make Avs debut Friday | 11/01/2013 2:26 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot will make his Colorado Avalanche debut on Friday.
ImpactTalbot was acquired from the Philadelphia FLyers in exchange for Steve Downie. Talbot's projected to play alongside Nathan MacKinnon on Colorado's third line.
Avalanche acquire Maxime Talbot from Flyers | 10/31/2013 1:43 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot has been shipped to Colorado for Steve Downie.
Impact"Maxime is a veteran forward who has won a Stanley Cup and has a lot of NHL experience," said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. "We're looking forward to him bringing that experience to our club." Talbot has two points and 11 hits in 11 games this season.
Maxime Talbot suffers scare, but returns | 10/25/2013 10:33 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot left Thursday's game temporarily after being knocked into the boards face first by the New York Rangers' Benoit Pouliot.
ImpactTalbot needed to undergo testing in an attempt to determine if he had a concussion, but fortunately the results were good. He needed some work on his nose, but that didn't keep him from returning to finish Philadelphia's 2-1 win. "When you feel you're fine to come back, you come back," Talbot said. As for Pouliot, he probably won't end up getting suspended. Even Flyers coach Craig Berube called it an "more of an accident than anything."
Maxime Talbot scores Philly's lone goal | 10/11/2013 10:26 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot was the only Philadelphia Flyers player to score a goal in a 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday.
ImpactThis was Talbot's first goal and point of the 2013-14 season. He seemed due, as he fired five SOG in his last game. He eclipsed 18 minutes of ice time the past two games, so he might become more fantasy relevant, especially with key injuries Friday. Zac Rinaldo and Sean Couturier collected the assists.
Maxime Talbot puts leg injury behind him | 09/17/2013 10:25 AM
NewsAlthough it was in the preseason, Maxime Talbot played in his first NHL contest on Monday since March 31.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactTalbot's 2013 campaign ended due to a broken leg. Talbot admitted to being initially rusty, but felt he got better after the first period.
Maxime Talbot out with broken bone in his leg | 04/01/2013 10:45 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot has a broken bone in his leg.
ImpactThe Flyers haven't provided a timetable for Talbot's return other than to say he's out indefinitely. Still, with roughly four weeks left in the season, it would be surprising to see him play again in this campaign. He has 10 points and 23 penalty minutes in 35 games this season.
Maxime Talbot gets goals in loss Monday | 03/18/2013 10:37 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot potted a goal in the Flyers' 4-2 loss to the Lightning Monday night.
ImpactTalbot is playing really well lately for the Flyers but has struggled to produce points in this 48-game shortened campaign. After a breakout year for the Flyers in 2011-12, Talbot has nine points in 30 games this season.
Maxime Talbot scores first goal of 2013 | 02/28/2013 12:07 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot potted his first goal of the season Wednesday night.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactHe had a breakout year for the Flyers in 2011-12, but has struggled to produce points in the lockout-shortened campaign. Talbot has five points in 22 games to go with 21 shots and 29 hits.
Maxime Talbot off to slow start in 2013 | 02/05/2013 10:59 AM
NewsMaxime Talbot has gotten off to a sluggish start offensively this season.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
ImpactHe has no goals and two assists in nine games so far. In 2011-12, Talbot set career highs with 19 goals and 34 points in 81 contests with the Flyers, but he isn't overly concerned with his current lack of touch around the net. "I don't think I'm here to score goals," he said. "That's not my role as a player. It's something that last year, obviously it was good to score. But that's not my priority. My priority is to play solid every night, and the goals will come." He skated on the fourth line at practice Monday alongside Ruslan Fedotenko and Zac Rinaldo.
Maxime Talbot set to return to North America | 01/01/2013 5:01 PM
NewsMaxime Talbot reportedly won't return to Finland to resume playing with Ilves Tampere and will head back to North America.
Matias Strozyk on Twitter
ImpactHowever, he is interested in going back overseas if the remainder of the NHL season is canceled. Tabot had three goals and three helpers in 12 outings with Ilves prior to playing for Fribourg-Gotteron in the Spengler Cup.
|Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||1|
|Assists||2||vs. NYI||Oct 30||2|
|Points||2||vs. NYI||Oct 30||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Ott||Oct 16||12|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. NYI||Oct 30||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||0|
|Power Play Points||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||11 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Oct 30||1|
|Shots||3||at Ott||Oct 16||5|
|Penalty Minutes||66||2010-11 (Pit)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2011-12 (Phi)|
|Shorthanded Goals||4||2006-07 (Pit)|
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