Habs captain Max Pacioretty is selling his home, but fear not Canadiens fans, the three-time NHL All-Star is not leaving Montreal yet. The American player is marketing his digs in Boca Raton, Florida for $.3.45 million, as rumors of a possible trade circulate.
The 4,344 square-foot luxury mansion includes five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a summer kitchen, and covered dining and lounge areas. The home also has its own basketball court and heated saltwater swimming pool. The sale seems to contradict talk of a move to Florida to play for the Panthers, yet maybe the player wants to buy something even more impressive.
According to The Carroll Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the home at 434 Areca Palm Rd features “the highest quality finishes & detail, offering a masterfully designed split floor plan, volume ceilings, custom moldings & millwork, designer lighting & AC 3 car garage.434 Areca Palm was fully updated in 2017 including new weather-resistant cement tile roof, stucco, exterior paint, impact windows & doors, quartz pool deck, hurricane garage doors with new motors, generator, exterior lighting, smart home system with security cameras, landscaping, artificial turf, and granite driveway.”
Pacioretty is heading into the final year of a five-year deal set at $4.5 million. Les Canadiens now have the option of re-signing the left-winger or trading him to the highest bidder. If they choose to hold off on a decision, they risk losing him as a free agent next summer. Last month, sources suggested the team wants to trade the 29-year-old in the near future.
Unloading Pacioretty now, however, will mean Les Canadiens will have little leverage at the negotiating table. The team just ended a rough 2017-18 season in which the captain scored just 37 points in 64 games – his lowest rate in seven years. In five-on-five play, he ended 14th among Canadiens’ forwards with 1.06 points scored per 60 minutes. It may not have been entirely the left-winger’s fault though. Alex Radulov’s departure last summer left Pacioretty playing with a sub-par offensive partner, Andrew Shaw last season. The Habs have recently traded for Max Domi, who could provide the distributor Pacioretty needs. Domi had 36 assists last season in Arizona, more than any Montreal player in 2017-18.
Meanwhile, though Montreal won’t rake in much for Pacioretty now, the captain could make some bank with his Boca Raton home. The mansion, which Pacioretty purchased two years ago for $2.575 million, is in the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club community and was just renovated last year.