77 days until the puck officially drops in Cedar Park and we celebrate by wishing Maxime Fortunus a happy birthday! Max has long been a staple player for the Texas Stars (since they came to Cedar Park) and I was glad to see him return to this season as well. Here’s to a great day and a great season for Max and the Stars (congratulations on the recent wedding too)!
A little about Max: Maxime Fortunus (born July 28, 1983 in La Prairie, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. Fortunus is one of the only professional hockey players in North America of Haitian descent. His parents were born in Haiti, and emigrated to Canada in the 1970s. (Wikipedia)
HundredDegreeHockey has this to say about Max’s return to the Stars this year: “Fortunus will be a huge veteran presence in the locker room for the Texas Stars, along with Tyler Sloan. The right-handed shot out of Quebec had six goals and fourteen assists last season. With the signing, Texas now has either 7 or 8 defensemen for their roster (depending on whether you want to count Brenden Dillon)”