Maxime Fortunus (D)
||La Prairie, QC
Career Notes: Enters his 13th season of pro hockey in 2015-16 after signing a two-year, AHL SPC with Iowa on July 1, 2015. Captained Texas to a Calder Cup in spring of 2014. Became 16th player in AHL history to play in 100 Calder Cup playoff games. Has made three appearances in the Calder Cup Finals (MB-09,TX-10&14)…2014-15: Tied a career high with 34 points – posting 2nd highest totals in goals (9) and assists (25). Appeared in his 650th career AHL game on Nov. 26 vs. Oklahoma City… Selected as Captain of the Western Conference for the AHL All-Stars Classic Jan. 24-25. Appeared in his 800th career game as a pro on Jan. 9 vs. Iowa…2013-14: Spent bulk of season with Texas, leading team to best regular season record with 48 wins and a 16-5 playoff march to his first Calder Cup. Played in his 750th career pro game on March 4, 2014 at Abbotsford. Recorded his 150th career AHL assist on April 4, 2014 vs. Lake Erie Played in his 100th career pro playoff game on April 26, 2014 at Oklahoma City. Became the 16th player in AHL history to play in 100 career Calder Cup Playoff games in Game 3 of the Conference Semifinals on May 13, 2014 at Grand Rapids. Recorded an assist for his first career NHL point on December 23, 2013 at Los Angeles …2012-13: Played in his 700th pro game and scored his 50th career AHL goal on October 5, 2013 vs. Chicago. 2011-12: Only season in Texas where team did not qualify for playoffs…2010-11: Set a career high with 29 assists and tied his career high with 34 points. 2009-10: Played in a career high 24 Calder Cup Playoff games. Texas fell in the Calder Cup Finals to Hershey (6 Games). Scored a career-high with 11 goals. Made his NHL debut with Dallas on December 12, 2009 against Detroit… 2008-09: Signed his first NHL contract with the Dallas Stars as a free agent on July 3, 2008. Made his first trip to the Calder Cup Finals in his 4th season with the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Hershey defeated Manitoba in six games…2007-08: Posted a career-high +15 over 65 games…2006-07- Notched the first 20-point campaign of his career – his second full AHL season…2005-06: His first full season in the AHL, played a career-high 76 games…2004-05: Spent the majority of the season in Louisiana (ECHL) and also played in 13 AHL games for Houston…2003-04: Made his pro debut in 2003-04 with the Louisiana IceGators of the ECHL, then later that year made his AHL debut with the Houston Aeros…From 1999-04 : Played parts of five seasons of major junior hockey with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL, tallying 148 points (40 goals, 108 assists) in 285 career games…Was selected to the 2002-03 QMJHL First All-Star Team…Awarded the Emile Bouchard Trophy as the 2002-03 QMJHL Defenseman of the Year.