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Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height: 6’1"
Weight: 190 lbs
Birth Date: 03/30/1988
Birth Place: Vancouver, Canada
Acquired: NHL Entry Draft
Draft Team & Year: Montreal Canadiens in 2006
Draft Round: 2nd
Overall Choice: 49th

Scouting Report

Strengths: Ben Maxwell is an excellent
skater. Better known for his defensive play, but has shown an offensive
upside in the past year. Has worked hard at adding size and muscle.
Weaknesses: Must continue to fill out his
frame. Needs to find consistency in his offensive game.
Projected Role: Maxwell works hard at both ends of the rink and could make a solid 3rd line
center. His stock has risen recently because of a new found offensive flair.


Maxwell, who was already a physical player when
weighing in at 177lbs, has hit the weights and added 13lbs since last
season. The change has paid off and he is currently on pace for his best offensive
season to date. In 23 games this season with the Kootenay Ice of the
WHL, Maxwell has posted 10 goals and 23 assists while collecting 28 PIM. His
best season came last year when he played 69 games for Kootenay while
scoring 60 points.