Olivier Fortier
oceanic.qc.ca

Olivier Fortier

Hometown:

Ancienne-Lorette Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-05-02

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (65th overall), 2007

Weight:

183 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: This marked the centers second season with Rimouski (QMJHL), a 69 game campaign that finished with 28 goals and 64 points. He also appeared in six games for the Canadian National U18 squad, where he registered an assist.

2007-08: In 67 games with Oceanic (QMJHL), Fortier tallied 46 points (23g+23a), while racking up a career-high 37 penalty minutes. He won the QMJHL’s Best Defensive Forward this season.

2008-09: The Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) staple returned for another season, netting eight goals and 35 points in just 29 games. Expect to see him with Hamilton (AHL) next season. Signed three-year deal with the Canadiens in March of 2009.

2009-10: Fortier suffered a shoulder injury in September and missed all but one regular season game in his first pro season with Hamilton (AHL). After making his debut with the Bulldogs in April, he appeared in 10 of 19 AHL playoff games for the Bulldogs – scoring his first pro goal, a game-winner, in Game 3 of the Bulldogs' second round series against Abbotsford. The goal was his only point and he finished the playoffs with a +1 plus/minus.

2010-11: Fortier appeared in 68 games, missing time mid-season with an upper body injury, in his first full season with Hamilton (AHL). He was a solid two-way forward for the Bulldogs, playing in all situations, and scored 9 goals with 11 assists and was +1 with 20 PMs. Fortier scored a goal in the Bulldogs first playoff game against Oklahoma City but was later injured in that game on a hit from behind by former Canadiens prospect Greg Stewart and did not play any other games. Hamilton advanced to the AHL semifinals.