28-Year-Old Center – St. Louis Blues
Maxim Lapierre Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract with St. Louis in July of 2013.
Lapierre, averaging a modest 10:24 per game, continues to take on the role as fourth line antagonist.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Lapierre established himself as a consistent fourth-line producer in his first full season with the Canucks last year, averaging 11 minutes of ice time while playing in all 82 games, finishing with 19 points (9 G, 10 A) and a career-high 130 penalty minutes. The 27-year-old center is set to be a grinder for the Canucks once again this season. His point totals wonít come into play in many formats, but his newfound talent of racking up high penalty minute totals are worth a look in formats that reward trips to the sin bin.
Lapierre was one of the trade deadline acquisitions for the Canucks last season. The 26-year-old forward managed just one goal in 19 games with Vancouver, while skating on the third and fourth lines. Heíll be playing a similar role this season, so donít expect big production from Lapierre going forward.
Lapierre had a terrible season in 2009-10 for the Habs. He finished the season with some of his worst season totals in goals (7), assists (7), points (14) and a minus-14 rating. He showed his frustration last year by getting suspended four games in March for an illegal hit on Scott Nichol, which cost him close to $15,000. Lapierre should be centering the third or fourth line for the Canadiens this year but his time will be tested by moves the Habs made to re-sign Dustin Boyd and call up Ben Maxwell.
Lapierre broke out last year with career-highs in games played (79), goals (15), assists (13), points (28), plus-minus (plus-9), and penalty minutes (76). He more than doubled his previous best in goals, which included his first career hat trick on December 29 against Florida, and finished second on the team among forwards in plus-minus. For the first time in his career he remained with Montreal for an entire season with no stints in AHL Hamilton. Winner of the Jacques Beauchamp Molson Trophy last year, which is awarded to the teamís unsung hero, the speedster was called on a number of times to attempt to decide the outcome of a shootout, which tells you that Montreal has confidence in the up-and-comerís skills. In his three chances to win shootouts last season, he connected on two of them. With his skill set and the fact that the Habsí have confidence in his game, Lapierre should be able to continue, if not improve upon, where he left off last season.
Lapierre is battling Kyle Chipchura for the fourth-line checking center gig. Whether he wins that battle or not, Lapierre has zero roto value.
Lapierre emerged last season as an effective checking line center, thereby making the overpaid Radek Bonk an easy castoff. Lapierre now owns the spot and can display his acumen for getting under the opposition's skin on a nightly basis. Still, the young centerman has no fantasy value.