Monday, September 26, 2016
Blackhawks sign Alexandre Fortin to 3-year entry-level contract
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Alexandre Fortin in an entry-level three-year contract, the team announced Sunday.
Fortin, 19, an undrafted center scored five goals and an assist in three games simulated team prospect camp in July. This performance earned him an invitation to the rookie tournament in Traverse City, Mich., And a test for the team training camp, he used to score two goals in the fray on Friday and Saturday using to secure a contract.
The 174 books 6-foot forward has 19 goals and 24 assists in 54 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL this past season, but was plagued by a hip injury.
He also received some advice from his uncle, former NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
"Of course, I had a few meetings with him just before coming here. He had a great career. He helped me on this. I can call every time, ask him, "Fortin said CSN Chicago." It's good to see the guys veterans. You have to use them as an example. It is what I do. I have to learn to be a pro. "