The Montreal Canadiens have seen enough of Stefan Fournier at their development camp this week to warrant signing him to a three year entry level contract today.
Fournier just finished an excellent Junior career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League by helping the Halifax Mooseheads capture their first ever QMJHL and Memorial Cup Championships.
Fournier used him 6’3 and 210 pound frame to outmuscle opposition all year, netting 35 goals, most of which came from in tight, where he used his soft hands to finish off plays set up by superstar teammates Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin.
Fournier rarely played with the whiz kids at even strength, usually playing a shutdown role with good two way players Brent Andrew and Stephen MacAulay, but was magic in front of the net on the power play, leading the Mooseheads with 16 goals with the man advantage.
Desperate for his first Junior title after a five year career, Fournier was dominant throughout the QMJHL playoffs, scoring 29 points in 17 games.
He is also not afraid to step up for his teammates, especially the recent first and third overall selections at the NHL Draft. He is seen here sniping one of his signature goals, and fighting a battle for Nathan MacKinnon, in game 2 of the QMJHL Finals.
Fournier, was of course a teammate of recent Habs second round pick, Zach Fucale, winning the Memorial Cup together this past season with the Mooseheads.