#29 Maxime Legault
BORN: Mar. 28, 1989
HOME TOWN: St. Agathe, Quebec
ACQUIRED: Buffalo's 7th round choice (194th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft


Buffalo Sabres’ seventh-round selection (194th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Re-signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Rochester Americans on July 30, 2012.

Appeared in 62 games for the Amerks in 2011-12, recording 17 points on eight goals and nine assists… Registered one assist in three postseason appearances with Rochester… Made his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Missed three games (4/07-4/10) with an illness, returning to the lineup against Syracuse on 4/13… Collected two points (1+1) and was +3 against Binghamton on 3/10 to earn second star honors… Notched two points (1+1) and was +3 against Texas on 2/10… Skated in his 100th pro game against Hamilton on 1/14… Scored a shorthanded goal at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 1/06… Scored a goal and was +2 at Houston on 12/18… Scored his first goal as an Amerk against Hamilton on 11/26… Recorded his first point as an Amerk with an assist against Toronto on 11/18… Made his season and Amerks debut at Binghamton on 11/04… Missed the first 10 games of the season (10/08-10/29) with an injury

Registered two points (1+1) in nine Calder Cup Playoff games… Netted his first career AHL playoff goal vs. Binghamton in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Finals on 4/27… Completed rookie campaign by collecting a career-high 24 points on 12 goals and 12 assists in 67 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL)… Enjoyed a six-game point streak (5+2) from 1/05-1/15 that also saw him reel off a three-game goal streak (1/05-1/08)… Scored the first game-winning goal of his career vs. Springfield on 1/07… Notched the first multi-goal game (2+0) of his career and was named the first star of the game at Providence on 12/10… First AHL assist came on 12/04 vs. Norfolk… Potted his first professional goal vs. Charlotte on 10/11… 2009-10: Made his professional debut with Portland vs. Providence on 10/10 and would go on to appear in five games for the Pirates… Split remainder of the season playing his final year of junior hockey for Shawinigan and Cape Breton of the QMJHL… Totaled 39 points (17+22) and 54 PIM in 43 combined games… Scored six of his 17 goals on the power-play and four that proved to be game-winners… 2008-09: Recorded 13 points, including 10 goals in the 2009 QMJHL Playoffs, to lead Shawinigan to the President’s Cup Finals, where they fell in seven games to Drummondville… Set career-highs in goals (28), assists (16) and points (44) in 63 appearances with Shawinigan (QMJHL)… Led all Cataractes skaters with three shorthanded goals and finished second with six game-winning tallies… His plus-22 on-ice rating was the best of his career… Was part of a Cataractes team that set a new franchise record for 15 consecutive wins… 2007-08: Collected 10 points (6+4) and 61 PIM before missing the remainder of the season with an injury… 2006-07: Was awarded considerable playing time his rookie season with Shawinigan despite only amassing 19 points (7+12)… His career-best 98 penalty minutes were the second most among team rookies