The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Alexandre Fortin (for-TEEN) on a three-year contract.
Fortin, 19, registered 43 points (19G, 24A) in 54 regular-season games with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies last season; he recorded 105 shots on goal, four game-winning goals and a +13 plus/minus rating. The Laval, Quebec, native added seven points (4G, 3A) in 20 postseason games en route to the organization's first-ever President Cup championship. Fortin also notched three assists in five 2016 Memorial Cup contests.
The undrafted forward collected 40 points (11G, 29A) in 67 games with Rouyn-Noranda during his first season in the QMJHL in 2014-15. Prior to his junior career, he tallied 61 points (30G, 31A) in 69 regular-season games with the Collège Esther-Blondin Phénix of Quebec Midget AAA from 2012-14. He also posted 35 points (14G, 21A) in 22 playoff games across two seasons with the Collège Esther-Blondin.