Carolina Hurricanes suffer huge blow as Max Pacioretty Suffers Torn Achilles Tendon

Max Pacioretty in a game against the New Jersey Devils during the 2014–15 season. By Lisa Gansky from New York, NY, USA – IMG_8444, CC BY-SA 2.0, https

January 20, 2023

RALEIGH, NC. – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Max Pacioretty suffered a torn Achilles in the third period of the Hurricanes’ 5-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. Pacioretty has been placed on injured reserve.

Pacioretty, 34, scored three goals in five games with Carolina this season, making his Hurricanes debut on Jan. 5 against Nashville. The 6’2″, 214-pound forward was acquired by the Hurricanes along with defenseman Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for future considerations on July 13, 2022. Pacioretty has recorded 645 points (326g, 319a) in 855 career NHL games with Montreal, Vegas and Carolina. The New Canaan, Conn., native has represented the United States at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2014 Olympics and 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Pacioretty was selected by Montreal in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.


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