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Thunder Acquires Fournier From Orlando

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Acquires Fournier From Orlando

Wichita, KS (Nov. 27th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today that the team has acquired forward Stefan Fournier (FORN-yay) from the Orlando Solar Bears in exchange for forward Matt Schmalz.

In addition, Wichita receives the future considerations back from the Zach Todd deal plus gets another future consideration from Orlando.

Fournier, 26, appeared in nine games so far this season for the Solar Bears, A native of Dorval, Quebec, the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has two points (1g, 1a) in nine games to go along with 45 penalty minutes. He racked up 145 penalty minutes last season in Brampton while also tallying 22 points (15g, 7a) in 49 games.

The sixth-year pro brings 142 games of AHL experience to the Air Capital as he made stops in St. John's, Springfield, Tucson, Syracuse and Hamilton. He piled up 340 penalty minutes and 23 points (11g, 12a) over that span.

Prior to turning pro, Fournier played four seasons of junior hockey with the Halifax Mooseheads, Victoriaville Tigres, and Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He tallied 212 points (101g, 111a) and 337 penalty minutes in 289 games. During his final year with Halifax in 2012-13, he captained the Mooseheads to the Presidents Cup Title and the Memorial Cup Championship. He led the QMJHL in playoff scoring with 16 goals that season.

The Thunder returns home tonight to host the Kansas City Mavericks at 7:05 p.m.

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