Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Max Talbot
Maxime Talbot was born February 11, 1984 in Lemoyne, Quebec. The eighth round, 234th overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Talbot is a graduate of the QMJHL's Hull/Gatineau Olympiques and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

A highly offensive point getter in junior, Talbot played four seasons in the QMJHL leading Hull/Gatineau to back-to-back QMJHL titles in 2003 and 2004. In his four seasons Talbot registered 299 points (110-189-299) and was named QMJHL Playoff MVP in 2003.

A member of Canada's silver medal World Junior team in 2004, Talbot made his professional debut in 2004-05 with the AHLs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins before making his NHL debut with Pittsburgh in 2005-06.

It seems that every game 7 has a "role player" that steps up delivers when it matters most and in the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Final that player was Maxim Talbot. He potted both of the Penguins goals en route to the Penguins' first Stanley Cup Championship since 1992.

On July 1, 2011, Talbot became an unrestricted free agent and inked a deal with the cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers. Talbot would pay dividends immediately with the Flyers. In his first year with the club he would record career-bests in goals, assist and points, with 19, 15 and 34 respectively.

With the NHL locked out to begin the 2012-13 season, Talbot joined Ilves Tampere of the Finnish Elite League to start the year. In 12 games for the club he would record three goals and three assists. He would rejoin the Flyers when play resumed at the NHL level, notching five goals and five assists.

On October 31, 2013, Talbot's time in Philadelphia would come to an end. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for winger Steve Downie.

At the 2015 trade deadline Max Talbot was traded along with Paul Carey to the Boston Bruins for Jordan Caron and a sixth round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois QAAA 42 19 21 40 32 7 3 6 9 0
2000-01 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 40 9 15 24 78 +7
2000-01 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 24 6 7 13 60 +2 5 1 0 1 2
2001-02 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 65 24 36 60 174 +16 12 4 6 10 51
2002-03 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 69 46 58 104 130 +40 20 14 30 44 33
2002-03 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 5 1 3 4 0
2003-04 Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL 51 25 73 98 41 +33 15 11 16 27 0
2003-04 Canada WJC-A 6 0 3 3 2 +2
2003-04 Gatineau Olympiques M-Cup 5 2 1 3 2
2004-05 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 75 7 12 19 62 +7 11 0 1 1 22
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 48 5 3 8 59 -12
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 42 12 20 32 80 +12 11 3 6 9 16
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 13 11 24 53 -2 5 0 1 1 7
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 5 4 0 4 2 +2
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 12 14 26 53 +8 17 3 6 9 36
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 12 10 22 63 -9 24 8 5 13 19
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 45 2 5 7 30 -9 13 2 4 6 11
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 8 13 21 66 -3 7 1 3 4 14
2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 81 19 15 34 59 +5 11 4 2 6 10
2012-13 Ilves Tampere Finland 12 3 3 6 34
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 5 5 10 23 +2
2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 11 1 1 2 2 +1
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 70 7 18 25 43 +4 7 0 0 0 4
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 63 5 10 15 27 +2
2014-15 Boston Bruins NHL 18 0 3 3 2 -3
2015-16 Boston Bruins NHL 38 2 5 7 15 -11
2015-16 Providence Bruins AHL 26 10 11 21 14 +6 3 0 1 1 2
2016-17 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 60 15 21 36 63 15 5 2 7 17
NHL Totals 704 91 113 204 495 84 18 21 39 101


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. Traded to Boston by Colorado with Paul Carey for Jordan Caron and Boston's 6th round pick (later traded back to Boston - Boston selected Oskar Steen) in 2016 NHL Draft, March 2, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), May 27, 2016.
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