2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Gabriel Fortier

GABRIEL FORTIERCanada

Current Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 5-9 • Weight: 163 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 6, 2000 • Hometown: Lachine, Quebec

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Lac St. Louis Lions (Que. Bantam/Midget AAA)
QMJHL Draft: 2016 by Baie-Comeau (Round 1, No. 4 Overall)
QMJHL Debut: Jan. 20, 2017 (Baie-Comeau at Halifax)
First QMJHL Goal: Jan. 27, 2017 (Baie-Comeau vs. Gatineau)

IN THE NEWS:
Goal vs. Slovakia in 2017 Hlinka Tourney
His QMJHL Debut Truly Was a Family Affair
Following in Footsteps of His Older Brother

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Amazing skater who only played half of the (2016-17) season due to a shoulder injury. He creates so many things on the ice due to his speed. Without a doubt, he'll be known as one of the fastest skaters eligible for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft." (Jerome Berube, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "The first thing you notice with Fortier is his speed; as he is already one of the best skaters in the league. ... He's not the biggest forward, but has a strong compete level and plays a gritty game. He gets involved in the defensive zone. ... Offensively, he creates a lot of his chances with his pure speed; he's tough to handle one-on-one. ... We would like to see him slow down the play a bit more while he is in possession of the puck, and make better decisions with it." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)