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Maxime "Max" Sauvé (born January 30, 1990) is a French-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played within the Hershey Bears organization of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sauvé was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round (47th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Maxime Sauvé
Maxime Sauve.jpg
Born (1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 29)
Tours, France
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Boston Bruins
Kölner Haie
NHL Draft 47th overall, 2008
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2010–present

Early lifeEdit

Sauvé was born in Tours, France, but grew up in Boisbriand, Quebec.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from the Mille-Îles area of Laval, Quebec.[1]

Retired NHL player Jean-François Sauvé is his father. He is the nephew of Jean-François's brother, Robert Sauve than the cousin of Robert's son, Philippe Sauvé.[citation needed]

Playing careerEdit

Sauvé played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2006–07 to 2009–10, collecting 76 goals and 116 assists for 192 points in 219 games.[citation needed]

On March 11, 2012, Sauvé made his NHL debut[2] skating seven shifts (3:43 total ice time) with the Boston Bruins in a 5-2 away game loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.[3] Sauvé became the fifth France born player to play a game in the NHL. Along with Antoine Roussel, Cristobal Huet, Philippe Bozon and Stéphane Da Costa.[citation needed]

On April 3, 2013, Sauvé was traded by the Bruins to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Rob Flick.[citation needed]

After spending the duration of the 2013–14 season on an AHL contract with the Norfolk Admirals, Sauvé opted to pursue a career abroad in signing a one-year contract with German club, Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on October 1, 2014.[4] Sauve struggled in his first season abroad, suffering injury he appeared in just 27 games and contributed with 9 points in the 2014–15 campaign. He was not offered a new contract to remain with the Sharks.[citation needed]

In the 2015–16 season, Sauve earned a new contract in the AHL and signed a one-year-contract with the Hershey Bears.[5] He was assigned to ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays, appearing in just 10 games for the year.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Laurentides Vikings QMAAA 41 16 30 46 54 5 1 3 4 2
2006–07 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 60 10 6 16 24 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 38 12 20 32 22
2007–08 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 32 14 19 33 8 4 2 3 5 2
2008–09 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 64 27 49 76 43
2009–10 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 25 13 22 35 26 6 5 2 7 2
2009–10 Providence Bruins AHL 6 2 0 2 2
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 61 21 17 38 36
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 39 11 15 26 40
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 52 10 13 23 24
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 8 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 47 6 8 14 19 7 2 0 2 4
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 27 3 6 9 24
2015–16 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 10 1 4 5 2
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada WJC18   7 0 6 6 2
Junior totals 7 0 6 6 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Max Sauve to Make NHL Debut With Benoit Pouliot Out, Andrew Ference Could Return for Bruins
  3. ^ Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins Game Boxscore - 03/11/2012
  4. ^ "Sharks take Maxime Sauve under contract" (in German). Kölner Haie. October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Maxim Sauve (7) Hershey Bears". Circling the Wagon. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.

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