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Aug. 18: Capitals Sign Free-Agent Defenseman Jean-Francois Fortin

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign Free-Agent Defenseman Jean-Francois Fortin



WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2005 – The Washington Capitals have signed free-agent defenseman Jean-Francois Fortin, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fortin, 26, was selected 35th overall (second round) by Washington in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with Washington in 2001-02. The 6' 2", 205-pound native of Laval, Que., recorded one goal, seven assists (eight points) and 50 penalty minutes in 39 games with Portland in 2004-05.

In three NHL seasons Fortin has totaled one goal, four assists (five points) and 42 penalty minutes in 71 games. He has totaled 11 goals, 30 assists (41 points) and 159 penalty minutes in 172 career games at the AHL level. Prior to beginning his pro career in 1999-00, Fortin spent four seasons playing for Sherbrooke of the QMJHL.

Jean-Francois Fortin

Position: Defenseman

Birthday: March 15, 1979 (Laval, Que.)

Height: 6-2            Weight: 205            Shoots: Right

Acquired: Capitals' second-round draft choice, 35th overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Statistics:

                                                                        Regular Season                                                             Playoffs

Year                   Team                      League            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM            GP         G            A           Pts        PIM           

1995-96            Sherbrooke            QMJHL            69            7            15            22            40            7            2            6            8            2

1996-97            Sherbrooke            QMJHL            59            7            30            37            89            2            0            1            1            14

1997-98            Sherbrooke            QMJHL            55            12            25            27            37            -            -            -            -            -

1998-99            Sherbrooke            QMJHL            64            17            33            50            78            12            5            13            18            20

1999-00            Hampton Roads            ECHL            7            0            2            2            0            -            -            -            -            -

            Portland            AHL            43            3            5            8            44            2            0            0            0            0           

2000-01            Richmond            ECHL            15            0            4            4            2            -            -            -            -            -           

            Portland            AHL            32            1            7            8            22            1            0            0            0            0           

2001-02            Portland            AHL            44            4            9            13            20            -            -            -            -            -

            Washington            NHL            36            1            3            4            20            -            -            -            -            -

2002-03            Portland             AHL            10            2            1            3            17            -            -            -            -            -

            Washington            NHL            33            0            1            1            22            -            -            -            -            -

2003-04            Portland            AHL            4            0            1            1            6            -            -            -            -            -

            Washington            NHL            2            0            0            0            0            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05            Portland            AHL            39            1            7            8            50            -            -            -            -            -

           

            TOTALS            NHL            71            1            4            5            42            -            -            -            -            -

 

 

 

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