Dillon Fournier

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Dillon Fournier
Born (1994-06-15) June 15, 1994 (age 23)
Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Rockford IceHogs
NHL Draft 48th overall, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2014–2017

Dillon Fournier (born June 15, 1994) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He formerly played for the Indy Fuel in the ECHL as a prospect for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Fournier was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Fournier was picked first overall by the Lewiston Maineiacs in the 2010 QMJHL Entry Draft,[1] and competed with Team Quebec at the 2011 World U-17 Hockey Challenge.[2] After one season he was traded by the Maineiacs to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He was recognized for his outstanding play when he was chosen for the 2012 CHL Top Prospects Game.[3]

On March 10, 2014, the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League signed Fournier to a three-year entry-level contract.[4]

On June 8, 2017, Fournier retired from professional hockey due to a chronic shoulder injury that limited him to only 13 games between the AHL and ECHL over the past two years.[5]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
World U-17 Hockey Challenge 2011 [6]
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dillon Fournier top pick in QMJHL draft". The Hockey News. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Dillon Fournier prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Blackhawks bulk up defense by signing Dillon Fournier". rantsports.com. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Dillon Fournier sign three-year deal with Chicago". Chicago Tribune. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Blackhawks' prospect Dillon Fournier retiring due to chronic injury". The Athletic. 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Dillon Fournier college profile". bigten.com. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 

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