Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Francois Fortin
Jean-François Fortin was born March 15, 1979 in Laval, Quebec. The 2nd round, 35th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Fortin is a graduate of the QMJHL's Sherbrooke Faucons.

The defenseman from Laval, Quebec spent four seasons in Sherbrooke establishing career highs in goals (17), assists (33) and points (50) during his final year with the team in 1998-99.

Following his final season of junior hockey in 1998-99, Fortin spent the majority of his first professional season with the Capitals AHL affiliate in Portland while playing in a handful of games with the ECHL's Hampton Roads Admirals.

In 2000-01 Fortin returned to Portland and also spent some time with the ECHL's Richmond Renegades before making his NHL debut the following season. Even though he saw more action with Portland in 2001-02, Fortin played in 36 games with the Caps recording four points (1-3-4). Over the course of the next two seasons, Fortin continued to split his time between the Capitals and Portland, yet missed the majority of the 2003-04 season recovering from a back injury.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Laval-Laurentides QAHA 31 8 20 28 32
1994-95 Abitibi Forestiers QAAA 44 2 14 16 34 10 2 2 4
1995-96 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 69 7 15 22 40 7 2 6 8 2
1995-96 Canada U-18 5 0 2 2 10
1996-97 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 59 7 30 37 89 2 0 1 1 14
1997-98 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 55 12 25 37 37 -3
1998-99 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 64 17 33 50 78 +24 12 5 13 18 20
1999-00 Portland Pirates AHL 43 3 5 8 44 0 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 7 0 2 2 0 -1
2000-01 Portland Pirates AHL 32 1 7 8 22 +1 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Richmond Renegades ECHL 15 0 4 4 2 -4
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 36 1 3 4 20 -1
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 44 4 9 13 20 +4
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 33 0 1 1 22 -3
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 10 2 1 3 17
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 4 0 1 1 6
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 39 1 8 9 50 -9
2005-06 Hershey Bears AHL 37 6 12 18 90 -6 5 0 1 1 4
2006-07 Fuchse Duisburg Germany 44 3 18 21 145
2007-08 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg Germany 44 3 23 26 62
2008-09 HK MVD Moscow Region KHL 4 0 0 0 8
2008-09 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 33 2 5 7 42 7 0 5 5 12
NHL Totals 71 1 4 5 42


Missed majority of 2003-04 due to back injury vs.St. John's (AHL), October 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), February 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Duisburg (Germany), August 29, 2006.
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