Pacioretty's Return to Montreal
After 10 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Max Pacioretty went to the Bell Centre as a member of a different team for the first time with the Vegas Golden Knights. The teams’ first meeting this season in Montreal was an emotional one for Pacioretty as he got ready to play and step onto the ice.
“I’ve never even seen the visitors locker room so to see that for the first time was a bit strange,” he said.
His surroundings were different at the arena but some things stayed the same. He went to his old barber, his old lunch spot and walked to his old house with some friends.
Once game time rolled around, just before puck drop, the Canadiens played a tribute video to his time in Montreal.
Although he didn’t get a win against his old club, it was still a special night as he moves on to his new life and team in Vegas.
“Tonight was special, and for myself, I really wanted to win. I always appreciate the support I get here from the fans and I’ll remember that for a while.”
Watch the full tribute video below.