|Assets:||Likes to stir the pot every shift and can get opponents off their game. Skates well. Is sound defensively and owns the versatility to play either center or wing.|
|Flaws:||Tends to back down from physical challenges, and sometimes his on-ice antics backfire. Doesn't score enough to play a top-six role at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Agitating, versatile forward.|
|10/30/2013||Missed 5 games (suspended by nhl).|
|10/18/2013||Suspended by the NHL for five games.|
|10/16/2013||Suspended by the NHL pending hearing.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a two-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a two-year contract.|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|12/31/2010||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|7/13/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year contract.|
|3/05/2010||Suspended by the NHL for 4 games.|
|6/09/2008||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a two-year contract.|
|12/05/2007||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/01/2007||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|4/10/2007||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/27/2007||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/24/2007||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/05/2007||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/20/2006||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/11/2006||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/24/2006||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|10/23/2006||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/27/2006||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|4/10/2006||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|11/19/2005||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|11/14/2005||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/19/2005||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|7/28/2005||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|9/16/2003||Returned to his junior team (P.E.I.-QMJHL).|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues.|
|2/28/2011||Anaheim Ducks traded Maxim Lapierre and MacGregor Sharp to the Vancouver Canucks for Joel Perrault and a 3rd round selection in 2012.|
|12/31/2010||Montreal Canadiens traded Maxim Lapierre to the Anaheim Ducks for Brett Festerling and a fifth-round draft pick in 2012.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round (61st overall) in 2003.|
Maxim Lapierre centers 4th line in return | 11/01/2013 4:59 PM
NewsMaxim Lapierre is projected to center the fourth line in his return from a five-game suspension.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactLapierre was punished for his hit from behind on San Jose's Dan Boyle. His linemates will probably be Adam Cracknell and Ryan Reaves.
Maxim Lapierre suspension over | 11/01/2013 8:36 AM
NewsMaxim Lapierre finished his five game suspension and is eligible to play on Friday.
ImpactLapierre was suspended for his hit from behind on San Jose's Dan Boyle. The chippy center will play against the Panthers as a bottom-six forward. He will get penalty minutes and the occasional point in fantasy pools.
Hitchcock eager to get Maxim Lapierre back | 10/29/2013 9:01 AM
NewsMaxim Lapierre will sit out the final game of his suspension Tuesday night and he's looking forward to getting back into St. Louis' lineup.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactBlues coach Ken Hitchcock will be glad to see Lapierre back too. "He's a very effective player for us," Hitchcock said. "He's good on (penalty kill), he's got great energy. We miss him. We miss his personality in the locker room. He's got an enthusiasm to compete and play. I'm really looking forward to getting him back." Lapierre will be eligible to play Friday on the road against the Florida Panthers.
NHL suspends Maxim Lapierre for five games | 10/18/2013 5:50 PM
NewsMaxim Lapierre has received a five-game suspension for hitting San Jose's Dan Boyle from behind during Tuesday's game.
ImpactLapierre's drove Boyle face-first into the boards and that knocked the Sharks defenseman unconscious. Lapierre will be able to return on Nov. 2. He has no points and 22 penalty minutes in five games this season.
Maxim Lapierre will have an in-person hearing | 10/16/2013 12:19 PM
NewsThe NHL has requested an in-person hearing with St. Louis forward Maxim Lapierre for his hit from behind on San Jose's Dan Boyle.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactThe incident occurred Tuesday night and it earned Lapierre a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Boyle was injured on the play and he left the ice on a stretcher. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, the hearing will take place on Friday. Lapierre could be facing a lengthy suspension for the hit because he's a repeat offender and Boyle was hurt on the play.
Maxim Lapierre leads Blues to preseason win | 09/15/2013 10:06 PM
NewsMaxim Lapierre scored twice in his preseason debut as the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 6-5 with a shootout in their preseason opener Sunday.
ImpactLapierre's goals allowed the Blues to tie the game in the first period after Dallas had taken a 2-0 lead on goals by Erik Cole and Kevin Connauton. Tyler Seguin, playing in a game for the first time with Dallas after being traded to the Stars by the Boston Bruins, put the Stars ahead 3-2 on a power play goal in the second period before Sebastian Wannstrom tied it 3-3 on a nice wrist shot. Valeri Nichushkin restored the one-goal lead for Dallas on a nice wrist shot of his own in the dying seconds of the second period. In the third, Adam Cracknell scored for St. Louis to make it 4-4. Nichushkin backhanded one in for his second of the night. Ryan Reaves made it 5-5 at 11:03 of the third, setting up a goalless overtime period and then the shootout. Jake Allen stopped 33 of the 38 shots he faced as the Blues' goaltender.
Blues plan to unleash Maxim Lapierre | 08/30/2013 12:30 PM
NewsThe St. Louis Blues want Maxim Lapierre to play a physical and agitating style.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Impact"We're going to turn him loose to where he was two years ago a little bit more," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "So he's going to be able to play with a more physical edge just based on (the Blues') personnel." He's slated to center the fourth line and be flanked by Vladimir Sobotka on the left and either Chris Porter, Adam Cracknell or Ryan Reaves on the right. Lapierre is good on faceoffs, throws plenty of hits and can pick up penalty minutes, but he won't provide much in the way of offense.
Maxim Lapierre tried to return to Canadiens | 08/17/2013 1:56 PM
NewsCenter Maxim Lapierre signed a two-year, $2.2-million contract with the Blues as a free agent this summer but St. Louis was by no means his first choice.
ImpactLapierre says he wanted first and foremost to return to his old team, the Montreal Canadiens. "I did everything I could to get back with the Canadiens, but I did not figure in their plans," Lapierre is quoted as saying. The veteran spent his first five and a half seasons in the NHL with Montreal before being traded to Anaheim on New Year's Eve in 2010.
Maxim Lapierre signs two-year deal with Blues | 07/05/2013 6:22 PM
NewsMaxim Lapierre has agreed to a two-year deal with the St. Louis Blues.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactLapierre had 10 points, 45 penalty minutes, and 116 hits in 48 games last season. As you might expect, he's projected to serve as a bottom-six forward.
Canucks yet to talk to several pending UFAs | 05/29/2013 6:16 PM
NewsMaxim Lapierre can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
News 1130 Sports on Twitter
ImpactHis agent, Don Meehan, confirmed to News 1130 Sports that there hasn't been any contract talks yet with the Vancouver Canucks regarding his client. Lapierre produced 10 points, 116 hits and 45 penalty minutes in 48 games this past season. It should be noted that the team hasn't discussed new deals with Derek Roy, Manny Maholtra, Dale Weise, or Mason Raymond either.
Lapierre wins it for Canucks | 04/21/2013 6:26 AM
NewsMaxim Lapierre scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Canucks to a 2-1 win over the Red Wings Saturday night and punch their ticket to the playoffs.
ImpactLapierre scored in the third round after slowly approaching the goal, making a a few nifty dekes and roofing a backhander high blocker side on Jimmy Howard.
Maxim Lapierre vows to keep his mouth shut | 01/08/2013 11:26 AM
NewsVancouver center Maxim Lapierre has historically gotten a lot of penalty minutes but, if he's to be believed, he says his misconducts will decrease significantly in the coming season.
Impact"I've been doing a lot of thinking," Lapierre said. "It's going to be a physical game when we get back playing and I don't think I'm going to talk as much on the ice. I even think I'm not even going to talk at all. I'm going to play my role and play physical. Do what I have to do and get back to the bench."
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Nov 12||1|
|Assists||1||vs. Pit||Nov 9||1|
|Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Nov 12||2|
|Penalty Minutes||20||vs. SJ||Oct 15||10|
|Plus/Minus||1||8 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Nov 23||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||21 times-last:at LA||last:Dec 2||0|
|Power Play Points||0||21 times-last:at LA||last:Dec 2||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||21 times-last:at LA||last:Dec 2||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||21 times-last:at LA||last:Dec 2||0|
|Shots||3||vs. Dal||Nov 23||3|
|Penalty Minutes||130||2011-12 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2008-09 (Mtl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2008-09 (Mtl)|
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