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Maxime Fortunus
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Born July 28, 1983 (1983-07-28) (age 34)
La Prairie, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Iowa Wild
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Maxime Fortunus (born on July 28, 1983 in La Prairie, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Prior to playing in the QMJHL, Maxime played Midget AAA hockey for the Charles Lemoyne Riverains and was a 2nd round choice of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the 1999 QMJHL Midget Draft.

Maxime 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.

He has played over 300 games in the American Hockey League for the Houston Aeros, the Manitoba Moose and the Texas Stars.

On July 3, 2008, Maxime was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars.

In the 2009–10 season, he has played for both Dallas and the Stars' top affiliate team in the AHL, the Texas Stars, where he is a regular.

On July 13, 2008, he signed a one year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars.

After six seasons within the Stars organization, serving as a mainstay veteran presence to their AHL affiliates, Maxime signed as a free agent to a two-year AHL contract with the Iowa Wild, (the AHL affiliate to the Minnesota Wild) on July 1, 2015.

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
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 73 5 29 34 20 6 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 60 6 14 20 18
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 67 7 21 28 16 9 0 1 1 2
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 65 6 22 28 18 21 0 4 4 8
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Texas Stars AHL 65 9 25 34 31 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 9 0 1 1 4

Personal LifeEdit

Maxime is one of the only professional hockey players in North America of Haitian descent. His parents were born in Haiti and emigrated to Canada in the 1970s.

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