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Maxime Fortunus
Maxime Fortunus
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Dallas Stars
Texas Stars (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 28 1983 (1983-07-28) (age 33),
La Prairie, QC, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2003 – present


Maxime Fortunus (born July 28, 1983 in La Prairie, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.[1] Fortunus is one of the few professional hockey players in North America of Haitian descent. His parents were born in Haiti, and emigrated to Canada in the 1970s.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Fortunus played junior ice hockey for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1999 to 2003 before turning professional with the Louisiana IceGators of the ECHL. Fortunus has played over 300 games in the American Hockey League for the Houston Aeros, the Manitoba Moose, and the Texas Stars.[3]

Fortunus was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars of the NHL on July 3, 2008.[3] In the 2009–10 season, he has played for both Dallas and the Stars' top affiliate team in the AHL, the Texas Stars.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 68 6 15 21 36 6 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 71 10 31 41 106 11 2 4 6 6
2001–02 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 72 11 30 41 76 5 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 69 12 32 44 44 12 2 4 6 6
2003–04 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 5 1 0 1 15
2003–04 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 64 3 15 18 27 4 1 1 2 0
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 12 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 59 8 16 24 26
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 13 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Manitoba Moose AHL 76 3 10 13 36 13 0 0 0 10
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 72 2 18 20 64 13 1 4 5 10
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 65 8 13 21 28 6 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 58 7 12 19 18 22 3 7 10 2
2009–10 Texas Stars AHL 72 11 12 23 28 24 2 7 9 14
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 8 0 0 0 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Texas Stars (2010). Texas Stars Roster. Retrieved Feb. 1, 2010.
  2. Cooper, Mitch (2010). "Texas Stars raise money for earthquake victims". Pro Hockey News. February 7, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Texas Stars (2010). "Dallas Recalls Maxime Fortunus". January 9, 2010.

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