A positive return for Max Pacioretty at the Carolina Hurricanes

Positive feedback for Max Pacioretty at the Carolina Hurricanes


Striker Max Pacioretty was pleased with his return to action on Thursday night. 

The 34-year-old was playing his first game of the 2022 season -2023 and his first game in a Carolina Hurricanes uniform. This organization acquired the Vegas Golden Knights last July in return for future considerations. 

The veteran's debut with the Canes was delayed due to injury, however to an Achilles tendon that required surgery last August. The former captain of the Montreal Canadiens was hurt during his summer training.

In a 5-3 loss against the Nashville Predators, Pacioretty took six shots and went just over 16 min on the rink. He was thus the fifth most used striker by head coach Rod Brind'Amour.

“My energy was there,” said Pacioretty, whose remarks were reported by the website of the National League. A lot of credit [goes] to the people who work here and the coaches, who kind of guided me and got me to this point. So, personally, I felt really good.”

“It's good to take this opportunity, when your legs are good like that.”

Pacioretty and the Hurricanes will resume the game. action on Saturday night as they visit the Blue Jackets in Columbus.