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#20 Gleason Fournier, D

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Position: D
Date of Birth: 09/08/1991
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 195 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Rimouski, Quebec
Drafted: Detroit's 4th choice, 90th overall, in 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2010-11 Rimouski (QMJHL)

Biography:

Current Stats


 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Two Minutes in the Box - Toledo Walleye - Dec. 1, 2011
Fournier makes strong impression in Griffins debut - Grand Rapids Press - Nov. 19, 2011
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Nov. 18, 2011
Fournier 'floats on the ice' -- in a good way - Red Wings Central - Jan. 26, 2011
 

Biography

Fournier.jpgThird season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 11/29/10…Assigned by Detroit, 9/26/11…Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 10/5/11…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/17/11…Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 11/21/11...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/26/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 11/28/11...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 3/1/12...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 3/27/12...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 4/1/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 11/19/12...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/26/12...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/5/12...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/17/12...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 1/4/13...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 1/5/13...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 3/12/13...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 3/20/13...Assigned by Detroit, 9/22/13...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/21/13...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/21/13...Recalled by Detroit, 2/22/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/23/14.

2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with Grand Rapids in his second professional season…Chipped in six points (1-5—6) in 30 regular season games, improving on his rookie-year totals in each offensive category…Recorded his first point of the season on 1/12/13 vs. Peoria and scored his first goal on 1/19/13 at Rockford…Suited up in six postseason games and picked up an assist on 5/4/13 vs. Houston…Skated in 15 games with ECHL Toledo, notching one goal and 12 penalty minutes. 2011-12: Began the season in Toledo and recorded 18 points (2-16—18) in 55 games for the Walleye…Tied for seventh on the Walleye in assists and ranked sixth with 101 shots…Notched his first pro point in his second game, 10/21/11 at Kalamazoo, and scored his first professional goal three games later, 11/3/11 at Greenville…Had points in eight of his first 12 games with the Walleye…Appeared in 13 games with the Griffins, contributing four points (1-3—4)…Scored a goal in his AHL debut, 11/18/11 vs. San Antonio and recorded points in two of his first three games with the Griffins. 2010-11: Ranked among QMJHL Rimouski’s leaders in points (5th) and points by a defenseman (2nd) with 44 (12-32—44) in 57 games…Finished the season positioned 13th overall in QMJHL scoring among defensemen…Became the ninth defenseman in Oceanic history to hit 100 career points and the third to register 100 assists…Scored 11 of his 12 goals on the power play and tied for the team lead in that department…Registered two points (1-1—2) in Rimouski’s four playoff games. 2009-10: Nearly doubled his point total of the previous season, improving from 28 to 50 points (13-37—50)…His 37 assists ranked third on the team and his 50 points ranked fifth…Scored at a point-per-game clip in the playoffs with 12 points (2-10—12) in 12 games. 2008-09: Participated in the 2009 Memorial Cup with the host Oceanic, playing four games…Contributed 28 points (3-25—28) in 66 games during the regular season…Limited to four games in the postseason due to injury. 2007-08: Chipped in 11 points (3-8—11) in 56 games as a rookie with Rimouski…Skated in three postseason contests…Contributed a plus-three rating as the youngest player on the team.

Personal: Lives in Quebec City, Quebec…Has one sister…Best friend in hockey is Alex Belzile…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2013 Calder Cup…Began playing hockey at the age of three…Hockey nickname is Fourns…Hockey idol as a youth was Joe Sakic…Chose his jersey number because it was his age when he was a rookie last season…Greatest influence on his hockey career is Donald Dufresne, current assistant coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs, because he taught him to play defensively with Rimouski…Favorite charitable causes are ones related to children or cancer…Most exciting places he’s visited are New York City, Cancun and country music and electronic music festivals…Most interesting fact about him is that he was a good baseball player but chose to play hockey instead…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a DJ at a big music festival…Also speaks French…Played baseball, soccer and golf growing up…Favorite food is T-bone steak…Favorite music artists are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Tiesto, Avicii and Hardwell…Favorite movies are the Bourne movies…Favorite TV show is Sons of Anarchy…Favorite website is NHL.com…Favorite author is Stephen King...Enjoys watching baseball.

 
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 30, 2012-13 Assist Streak: n/a
Goals: 1, twice (MR: 2012-13) Point Streak: n/a
Assists: 5, 2012-13 Goals, Game: 1, twice (MR: 1/19/13 GR at RFD)
Points: 6, 2012-13 Assists, Game: 1, nine times (MR: 5/4/13 GR vs. HOU, playoffs)
PIM: 23, 2012-13 Points, Game: 1, 11 times (MR: 5/4/13 GR vs. HOU, playoffs)
Goal Streak: n/a PIM, Game: 15, 1/19/13 GR at RFD
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 11/18/11 GR vs. SA NHL Game: n/a
AHL Point: 11/18/11 GR vs. SA (goal) NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 11/18/11 GR vs. SA (Jacob Markstrom) NHL Goal: n/a
 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2006-07 Ecole Notre Dame QAAA 44 3 17 20 32 13 0 2 2 30
2007-08 Rimouski QMJHL 56 3 8 11 26 3 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Rimouski QMJHL 66 3 25 28 64 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Rimouski QMJHL 58 13 37 50 76 12 2 10 12 10
2010-11 Rimouski QMJHL 57 12 32 44 58 4 1 1 2 12
2011-12 Toledo ECHL 55 2 16 18 32 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 13 1 3 4 14 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 30 1 5 6 23 6 0 1 1 2
  Toledo ECHL 15 1 0 1 12 -- -- -- -- --
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 43 2 8 10 37 6 0 1 1 2
  PRO TOTALS 113 5 24 29 81 6 0 1 1 2







 

 

 
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