Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Maxime Talbot
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MaximeTalbot
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 190
BIRTHDATE: 02/11/1984
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Lemoyne, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: PIT: 2002-234 overall
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2003, 2004) Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), November 7, 2012. Traded to Colorado by Philadelphia for Steve Downie, October 31, 2013.
2013-14 SEASON
Appeared in 70 games after joining the Avalanche, totaling 25 points (7g/18a) with a +4 rating…Skated in 81 combined games between Colorado and Philadelphia, recording 27 points (8g/19a) with a +5 rating…Talbot’s 19 assists were a career high, while his 27 combined points were the second-most of his career…Was acquired from Philadelphia on Oct. 31…Appeared in all 11 games for the Flyers prior to the trade, tallying a goal and one assist…Made his Avalanche debut on Nov. 1 at Dallas…Tallied his 16th career short-handed goal, the game winner, on Dec. 19 vs. Edmonton…Missed his only game of the year on Feb. 26 due to the birth of his son, Jaxson.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS: Skated in all seven playoff games for Colorado.

CAREER
2012-13:
Appeared in 35 games for the Flyers during the shortened 2012-13 campaign…Missed the final 13 games of the season due to a broken leg suffered on March 31 vs. Washington…Skated in his 500th NHL game on March 24 at Pittsburgh…Played in Finland prior to the start of the NHL season.

2011-12: Established career highs in goals (19) and points (34) during his first year with the Flyers…Scored a penalty shot on Nov. 3 vs. New Jersey (Johan Hedberg)…Tallied his first career power-play goal on Jan. 22 vs. Boston.

2011-12 PLAYOFFS:
Dressed in all 11 playoff games for the Flyers…Tied for the league lead with two shorthanded goals during the postseason…Led  club in plus/minus rating (+5) and finished third in goals (4)…Tallied a short-handed goal, an assist and was a career-best +5 in Game 2 (ECQF) at  Pittsburgh on April 13…Followed that up with a pair of goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded, in Game 3 vs. Pittsburgh on April 15.

2010-11: Appeared in all 82 games for the Penguins…Recorded his 100th career point on Feb. 2 vs. NY Islanders.

2010-11 PLAYOFFS: Shared the team scoring lead during the 2011 postseason with four points (1g/3a) in seven games for the Penguins.

2009-10: Was limited to 45 games due to injuries…Underwent shoulder surgery during the summer (July 7, 2009), forcing him to miss the first 21 games of the season.

2009-10 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 13 postseason games for Pittsburgh, registering six points (2g/4a)…Scored the short-handed, game winner on April 20 at Ottawa (Game 4, ECQF).

2008-09: Appeared in 75 regular season games for the Stanley Cup Champion Penguins.

2008-09 PLAYOFFS: Helped the Penguins win the 2009 Stanley Cup after tallying 13 points (8g/5a) in 24 postseason games…Scored both goals in Pittsburgh’s 2-1 series-clinching victory over the Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at Detroit on June 12…Talbot also scored twice in Game 3 of the Cup Final at home on June 2…Max’s four goals during the Stanley Cup Final led all Penguins  skaters while his six points trailed only Evgeni Malkin (8).

2007-08: Registered 26 points (12g/14a) in 63 games for Pittsburgh.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Skated in 17 of Pittsburgh’s 20 playoff contests as the Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Final (lost to Detroit)…Dressed in all six games of the Cup Final…Scored his first career postseason goal on April 14 at Ottawa (Game 3, ECQF).

2006-07: Scored 13 goals for Pittsburgh, including four short-handed goals and four game-winning tallies…Finished tied for second on the team in both SHG and GWG…Began the year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, appearing in five games (4g/0a).

2006-07 PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, dressing in all five games for Pittsburgh…Picked up an assist in his first career playoff game against Ottawa on April 11.

2005-06: Spent the first half of the year with the Penguins and the second half with their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Made his NHL debut in the season opener on Oct. 5 at New Jersey…Scored a goal for his first NHL point on Oct. 14 at Philadelphia…Tallied his first career short-handed goal on Nov. 1 at New Jersey…Picked up his first career assist on Dec. 29 vs. New Jersey.

2004-05: Spent his first professional season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, appearing in 75 contests…Also saw action in 11 postseason games.

2003-04: Was named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team after leading the Gatineau Olympiques in assists (73) and points (98)…Finished second in the league in assists and was third in points…Went on to lead the QMJHL in playoff scoring with 27 points (11g/16a) in 15 postseason contests as the Olympiques won their second straight President Cup as league champions…Won his second straight Guy Lafleur Award as the league’s playoff MVP.

2002-03: Recorded a team-high 104 points (46g/68a) and added 130 penalty minutes in 69 games for the Hull Olympiques…Was named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team…Won the Guy Lafleur Award as the league’s playoff MVP after leading the QMJHL with 44 points (14g/30a) in 20 playoff contests…Helped Hull capture the President Cup as league champions and advance to the Memorial Cup…Added four points (1g/3a) in five games during the Memorial Cup.

2001-02: Had 60 points (24g/36a) and 174 penalty minutes in 65 games for Hull.

2000-01: Split his first QMJHL season between Rouyn-Noranda and Hull.

INTERNATIONAL
Helped Team Canada capture a silver medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland…Tallied three assists (0g/3a) in six games at the tournament.

PERSONAL
Max and his wife, Cynthia Phaneuf, have a son, Jaxson…Cynthia is a former figure skater who represented Canada at the 2010 Olympics…Max and Cody McLeod hosted a hockey clinic for 30 physically disabled athletes from the National Sports Center for the Disabled in January of 2014 at Pepsi Center…Earned the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Edward J. DeBartolo “Community Service” Award for the 2010-11 season…During the summer of 2010, Max was part of a group that traveled to Haiti to visit an orphanage…Max’s day with the Stanley Cup (July 31, 2009) included a parade in his hometown of LeMoyne, Quebec, which featured around 10,000 people and raised roughly $15,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation International.