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Fortier signs 3-year deal with Montreal @NHLdotcom

MONTREAL (AP) -Prospect Olivier Fortier signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Fortier, the captain of the Rimouski Oceanic and top defensive forward of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, was selected 65th overall by Montreal in the 2007 draft.

The center has eight goals and 27 assists in 35 games this season. He returned Feb. 11 after missing 40 games with a knee injury.

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