Maxime Lagace

by mjk121882 on February 16, 2017

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Maxime Lagace, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 185

Born: 1993-01-12

Hometown: Longueuil, PQ

Drafted: Signed as Free Agent in 2012 by Dallas Stars

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – It appears that Lagace has lost the Texas Stars net to Landon Bow and Justin Peters. His play early in the season was promising, but the middle portion of the schedule was not good to him. Lagace might get another chance to prove himself at some point, but at this stage consider him a backup AHL goalie until he proves otherwise. Matt Kowalski

 

September 2016 – Lagace spelled Kari Lehtonen during the team’s first preseason game against the Blues. He stopped all 13 shots that he faced. It was a nice start to the season to the prospect goaltender. Maxime will begin the season in the AHL, and could see some games with the Stars if Lehtonen or Niemi sustain an injury. One of the more interesting prospects in the Stars pipeline heading into the season. Matt Kowalski

 

August 2016The Texas Stars will need a new face in net this year with Jack Campbell’s departure, and Lagace is the frontrunner. He more than proved his ability within the organization last year and looks to build upon is strong finish to the season. He will receive some competition for the starting role so keep an eye on the situation, but all indications show he should get the nod. If he is able to maintain his strong numbers, and the goalie situation in Dallas remains undependable, Lagace just might receive a chance in the NHL. Matt Kowalski

 

February 2016 – Lagace is an interesting case study as a goalie that the Dallas Stars scouted and signed that caused heads to be scratched. He had rough development in the QMJHL playing for four different teams in 4 years without statistics worthy of note. His GAA was never lower than 3.20 and SV% couldn’t break the .890 mark to finish a season, started on a wide open PEI Rocket team that played a high risk game, couldn’t catch on in Cape Breton, sat behind Marvin Cupper in Shawinigan and landed on a poor Sherbrooke squad to end his junior career. The Stars seen potential in his raw skills that had also granted him exposure in specialized events against Russian touring teams. Lagace has a solid frame with very strong legs. He can be beaten from an un-active shooting position over the glove due to lower hand placements and is prone to open the upper part of the net as he concentrates on taking away the lower part of the net with his movements thus can be exposed by above average shooters. Needs to work on having a straight back position while crossing the crease to maximize his size. With Jack Campbell’s pro career on the rails, Lagace has stepped up and taken over the starters gig in Texas of the AHL. Lagace is currently considered the front running prospect in the crease for the organization, but that doesn’t mean he is a secure, must own for managers. Jason Banks

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Needs much work done in all areas to become a legitimate NHL prospect and show he can handle a starter’s role in the AHL. Longer term project that might surface in mid to late 20s.

 

 

Footage:

Dallas goalie coach Mike Valley discusses Lagace’s progression:

 

 

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