Canada defenseman Maxim Noreau (56) takes a shot on net during the Men's Hockey Play-offs Semifinals of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Germany vs Canada at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 23, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

Maxim Noreau

Médailles d’Équipe Canada

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In his Olympic debut, Maxim Noreau was an assistant captain of Team Canada at PyeongChang 2018 where he helped the team win the bronze medal. He led the tournament in scoring by a defenceman with two goals and five assists and was named to the all-star team. Noreau also served as an assistant captain in his second Olympic appearance at Beijing 2022 where he was Canada’s top-scoring defenceman with one goal and three assists.

In the leadup to PyeongChang 2018, Noreau played for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup, Channel One Cup, Karjala Cup, and Sochi Hockey Open in 2017. He was captain of Canada’s gold medal winning team at the Spengler Cup, leading the tournament in scoring with seven points in four games. Throughout his career, he has worn the maple leaf at six editions of the Spengler Cup, winning gold four times and being named to the tournament all-star team twice. In 2016 he also served as captain of the gold medal-winning team.

Noreau played his junior hockey with the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres from 2004-05 to 2006-07. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Wild, for whom he would eventually play six games from 2009-10 to 2010-11. From 2007-08 to 2010-11, he spent most of his time with the Wild’s AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros. He led the league in goals by a defenseman in 2009-10.

In 2011-12, Noreau joined Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss League, where he would spend three seasons, leading all blueliners in scoring in 2013. He returned to the AHL for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, suiting up for the Lake Erie Monsters and San Antonio Rampage. In 2016-17 he returned to the Swiss League where he played two seasons with Bern SC, helping them win the league title in 2017 and reaching the Champions League quarterfinals each year. In 2018-19 he joined the ZSC Lions and would again lead the Swiss league in scoring by a defenceman in 2019-20 as he was named to the Media All-Star team for the second time. He has signed to play with SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers for 2022-23.

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Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 6th; 2018 - BRONZE