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Canadiens sign junior free agent Fournier

Saturday, 07.06.2013 / 2:30 PM / News

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Canadiens sign junior free agent Fournier
The Montreal Canadiens on Saturday signed free-agent forward Stefan Fournier to a three-year contract.

The Montreal Canadiens on Saturday signed free-agent forward Stefan Fournier to a three-year contract.

Fournier, 21, had 72 points (35 goals) in 66 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2012-13. He led the team with 100 penalty minutes and had a plus-17 rating.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound player added 29 points (16 goals) in 17 playoff games, with three points for Halifax as it won the Memorial Cup.

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He's a special guy. Obviously we are lucky to have him. Just his talent, I'm not surprised anymore. You get to see this guy every practice, and you know what he's able to do. Obviously, it's pretty special for a guy that young to score a hat trick in playoffs, this type of a game too. Really happy for him.

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