Career: 2011-12: Spent most of the season in Providence/AHL with 11-15=26 totals in 39 games ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston, on Feb. 27 (practiced with the team before returning to Providence); Feb. 28 (did not dress for one game); and from Mar. 10-20 (0-0=0 totals in one game) ... Played his first NHL game Mar. 11 at Pittsburgh ... Missed four Boston games to injury and did not dress for one game (coach’s decision) ... 2010-11: Played his first full pro season with Providence/AHL where he ranked second on the team in goals and finished third overall in the club’s scoring race with 21-18=38 totals in 61 games ... 2009-10: Joined the Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence at the conclusion of his junior sea- son in Val d’Or ... Played his first pro game on Apr. 2 vs. Worcester and scored his first pro points with two goals in that game as he was named the contest’s First Star ... Juniors: Played four seasons of junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Quebec and Val d’Or ... Had 76-116=192 totals with 123 penalty minutes in 210 career junior games ... Enjoyed his best offensive season in 2008-09 when he led Val d’Or in scoring with 27-49=76 totals in 64 games ... He netted 13 goals and 35 points in his final junior season in 2009-10 de- spite having the year limited by injuries to just 25 games ... Was held without a point in just three of those 25 contests. Transactions: Boston’s second pick, 47th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Etc: His hockey bloodline includes his father, Jean-Francois (290 NHL games with Buffalo and Quebec and Max was born in France when his father was concluding his playing career in that country), his uncle Bob (13 NHL seasons as a goaltender with Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago and NY Islanders and the co-winner of the Vezina Trophy in 1979-80) and his cousin Philippe (drafted by Colorado in 1998 and spent part of the 2006-07 season in the Bruins organization, including two relief appearances in net for Boston).