MONTREAL ASSIGNS OLIVIER FORTIER TO SOLAR BEARS
Forward has Played 106 AHL Games
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that
forward Olivier Fortier has been assigned to the team by the
Montreal Canadiens. He is not expected to be in the Solar Bears
Fortier (6'0", 185 lbs.) comes to Orlando after appearing
exclusively in the American Hockey League (AHL) throughout his
professional career. Last year, the Quebec City, Quebec, native
played in 37 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs, scoring eight
goals and assisting on seven others for 15 points. In the last
three seasons (2009-12), Fortier has played in 106 games for
the Bulldogs, with 17 goals, 18 assists, and 35 points.
Drafted in the third round by the Montreal Canadiens in the
2007 NHL Entry Draft, Fortier skated for four seasons in the
QMJHL with Rimouski and Drummondville. In 2007-08, he won the
"Guy Carbonneau Trophy" for best defensive forward, and also
collected a Gold Medal in the World Hockey Classic in 2005-06.
Fortier played in 205 QMJHL games over four seasons, totaling
161 points (65 goals, 96 assists).
"Olivier plays a solid 200-foot game and knows how to take care
of his own zone," said Head Coach Drake Berehowsky.
The current roster is:
Kevin Baker (R)
Brett Lyon (R)
(R)=Denotes Player is on Reserve
Olivier Fortier, F, Assigned by Montreal (NHL)
Kevin Baker, F, Placed on Reserve
Brett Lyon, F, Placed on Reserve
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's
Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are coming Out of
Hibernation and will play 36 regular season home games at the
2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility
of the Year, the Amway Center, beginning October 20,
Individual tickets for all 36 regular season home games are now
on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets,
please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway
Center Box Office.
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receive seat selection priority. Full and half season ticket
plans range in price from $225-$1480 per season ticket
(includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off
box office pricing. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to
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