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Canucks sign Maxim Lapierre and Andrew Alberts to two-year contracts

Wednesday, 29.06.2011 / 5:18 PM / News
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Canucks sign Maxim Lapierre and Andrew Alberts to two-year contracts

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed centre Maxim Lapierre and defenceman Andrew Alberts each to two-year contracts.

Lapierre, 26, recorded 12 points (6-6-12) and 80 penalty minutes in 78 games played in the 2010.11 season with the Canucks, Anaheim Ducks and Montreal Canadiens. In the 2011 playoffs, Lapierre recorded five points (3-2-5) and 66 penalty minutes in 25 games played. He also ranked second in the League in hits (83) in the playoffs and notched the game-winning goal in game five of the Stanley Cup Final versus Boston on June 10.

The Saint-Leonard, Quebec, native has appeared in 333 NHL games, recording 84 points (41-43-84) and 301 penalty minutes over the span of six NHL seasons with the Canadiens, Ducks and Canucks.

The 6’2”, 207-pound centre was originally selected 61st overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

Alberts, 29, appeared in 42 games in 2010.11, recording seven points (1-6-7) and 41 penalty minutes. The 6’5”, 209-pound defenceman led Canucks blueliners in hits with 113. In the 2011 playoffs, Alberts played in nine games, collecting six penalty minutes.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota, native has appeared in 381 career games, recording 51 points (6-45-51) and 420 penalty minutes over the span of six NHL seasons with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and Canucks.

Alberts was originally selected 179th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.

Lapierre's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Cap-de-Madeleine Estacades-QAAA 42 14 27 41 44
2001-2002 Montreal Rocket-QMJHL 9 2 0 2 2
2002-2003 Montreal Rocket-QMJHL 72 22 21 43 13 55 1 2
2003-2004 PEI Rocket-QMJHL 67 25 36 61 10 138 3 2
2004-2005 PEI Rocket-QMJHL 69 25 27 52 -10 139 4 1
2005-2006 Canadiens 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2005-2006 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 73 13 23 36 0 214 0 2 4
2006-2007 Canadiens 46 6 6 12 -7 24 0 1 2 82 7.3
2006-2007 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 37 11 13 24 6 59 1 2 1
2007-2008 Canadiens 53 7 11 18 5 60 0 0 0 68 10.3
2007-2008 Hamilton Bulldogs-AHL 19 7 7 14 2 63 1 0
2008-2009 Canadiens 79 15 13 28 9 76 1 2 2 165 9.1
2009-2010 Canadiens 76 7 7 14 -14 61 0 0 1 101 6.9
2010-2011 Canadiens 38 5 3 8 -7 63 0 0 0 78 6.4
2010-2011 Ducks 21 0 3 3 -6 9 0 0 0 28 0.0
2010-2011 Canucks 19 1 0 1 -1 8 0 0 0 23 4.3
NHL Totals 333 41 43 84 -22 301 1 3 5 545 7.5
 

Alberts Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1998-1999 Benide-St. Margaret's High-High-MN 26 10 25 35
1999-2000 Waterloo Black Hawks-USHL 49 2 2 4 55
2000-2001 Waterloo Black Hawks-USHL 54 4 10 14 128
2001-2002 Boston College Eagles-H-East 38 2 10 12 52
2002-2003 Boston College Eagles-H-East 39 6 16 22 60
2003-2004 Boston College Eagles-H-East 42 4 12 16 64
2004-2005 Boston College Eagles-H-East 30 4 12 16 67
2004-2005 Providence Bruins-AHL 8 0 0 0 -3 16 0 0 0
2005-2006 Bruins 73 1 6 7 3 68 0 1 0 30 3.3
2005-2006 Providence Bruins-AHL 6 0 1 1 4 7 0 0 0
2005-2006 United States-WC-A 7 1 0 1 14
2006-2007 Bruins 76 0 10 10 -15 124 0 0 0 41 0.0
2006-2007 United States-WC-A 7 0 1 1 14
2007-2008 Bruins 35 0 2 2 4 39 0 0 0 25 0.0
2008-2009 Flyers 79 1 12 13 6 61 0 0 0 46 2.2
2009-2010 Hurricanes 62 2 8 10 7 74 0 0 0 38 5.3
2009-2010 Canucks 14 1 1 2 -1 13 0 0 0 12 8.3
2010-2011 Canucks 42 1 6 7 0 41 0 0 0 21 4.8
NHL Totals 381 6 45 51 4 420 0 1 0 213 2.8