|Born||July 28, 1983 |
La Prairie, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
Maxime Fortunus (born on July 28, 1983 in La Prairie, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Prior to playing in the QMJHL, Maxime played Midget AAA hockey for the Charles Lemoyne Riverains and was a 2nd round choice of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the 1999 QMJHL Midget Draft.
Maxime played junior ice hockey for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1999 to 2003 before turning professional with the Louisiana IceGators of the ECHL.
He has played over 300 games in the American Hockey League for the Houston Aeros, the Manitoba Moose and the Texas Stars.
On July 3, 2008, Maxime was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars.
In the 2009–10 season, he has played for both Dallas and the Stars' top affiliate team in the AHL, the Texas Stars, where he is a regular.
On July 13, 2008, he signed a one year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars.
After six seasons within the Stars organization, serving as a mainstay veteran presence to their AHL affiliates, Maxime signed as a free agent to a two-year AHL contract with the Iowa Wild, (the AHL affiliate to the Minnesota Wild) on July 1, 2015.
Maxime 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.