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Stars sign Fortunus, send Oleksiak to AHL

Wednesday, 12.18.2013 / 1:26 PM / News

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Stars sign Fortunus, send Oleksiak to AHL
The Dallas Stars on Wednesday signed defenseman Maxime Fortunus to a one-year contract.

The Dallas Stars on Wednesday signed defenseman Maxime Fortunus to a one-year contract.

Fortunus, 27, had 16 points in 24 games for the Stars' American Hockey League team, the Texas Stars.

His only NHL experience came in 2009-10 with the Stars, when he had a minus-6 rating and four penalty minutes in eight games.

To make room on the roster for Fortunus, the Stars sent defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to the AHL. Oleksiak had a minus-3 rating and five shots on goal in seven games.

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