2018 Tampa Bay Lightning Draft Picks

Gabriel Fortier

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
5.10
Weight: 
170
Born: 
02/06/2000
Age: 
18
Hometown: 
LaSalle, PDQ
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2 (#59) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
Projects As: 
3rd/4th line forechecker and energy liner

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2018
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
59
Draft Team: 
Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

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Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Lac St-Louis Lions Bantam AAAQBAAA24 29 2049 32|        
 2015-2016 Lac St-Louis LionsQMAAA41 18 2947 26|Playoffs17 7 1118 10 
  Lac St-Louis LionsTelus Cup7 2 13 6|        
  Canada U16 YOG6 1 12 0|        
 2016-2017 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL25 11 617 4|Playoffs1 0 00
 2017-2018 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL66 26 3359 59|Playoffs5 3 14
  Canada U18Hlinka Memorial5 2 02 0|        

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World Championships Game Day: 5-14-10

Slovakia 0 @ Denmark 6
Vladimir Mihalik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM

Denmark scored 6 goals in the first period to shock Slovakia 6-0 in their preliminary round World Championships match. Lightning prospect defenseman Vladimir Mihalik played 19:07 in the match for the Slovaks while fellow Lightning prospect Richard Panik played 20:40.

Canada 12 @ Norway 1
Steve Downie, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 10 PIM

Steven Stamkos, DNP
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

Norway had the unfortunate task of playing an annoyed Canadian squad after the Canadians lost in an upset to Switzerland in their previous match, and the results were not pretty. Canada got a hat trick from the Islanders' John Tavares as they dismantled the Norweigians 12-1. Lightning forward Steve Downie had a goal 15:14 of ice time. Star forward Steven Stamkos missed the match while recovering from a concussion.

Finland 2 @ Belarus 0
Kirill Gotovets, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

Finland got a pair of second period goals, including a marker by Jarkko Immonen in Finland's 2-0 win over Belarus. Lightning prospect defenseman Kirill Gotovets had 6:43 of ice time and did not see another shift after being on the ice for Finland's second goal.

Sweden 4 @ Latvia 2
Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM

Martins Karsums, Latvia, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 3-1-4, +3, 2 PIM

Latvia got a pair of goals from Lightning prospect forward Martins Karsums, but it wasn't enough as the Baltic republic fell to Sweden 4-2. Karsums played 15:31 in the match and was named Latvia's best player. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman assisted on a first period goal by Oilers first rounder Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and played 17:06 in the match. Lightning prospect forward Johan Harju played played 14:38 and was on the ice for Karsums' second goal in the third period.

World Championships Game Day: 5-13-10

Russia 3 @ Belarus 1
Kirill Gotovets, Belarus, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .970 sv%

Team Russia got 1 goal and 1 assist from Sergei Mozyakin in a 3-1 win over Belarus. Belarussian defenseman and Lightning prospect Kirill Gotovets gained 12:47 of valuable experience in the loss. Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for Russia.

Kazakhstan 1 @ Slovakia 5
Vladimir Mihalik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM

Slovakia got a pair of goals from Ivan Ciernek in their 5-1 blowout win over Kazakhstan. Lightning prospect defenseman Vladimir Mihalik played 19:41 in the match while forward prospect Richard Panik played 12:27 in the match for the Slovaks. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev played 13:21 in the match but was -3 with 3 shots on goal for Kazakhstan.

Sweden 1 @ Czech Republic 2
Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

Despite a goal from Edmonton Oilers first rounder Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, Sweden fell to the Czech Republic 2-1 today. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman played 21:02 in the match. Lightning prospect forward Johan Harju played 14:31 for the Swedes, but was on the ice for a shorthanded goal by Tomas Rolinek that opened the scoring for the Czechs.

World Championships Game Day: 5-12-10

Italy 2 @ Latvia 5
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM

Lightning prospect Martins Karsums had a helper and an empty net goal in 15:37 of ice time as Latvia breezed by Italy 5-2. Senators prospect Kaspars Daugavins had a pair of goals in the win by the Latvians.

Finland 3 @ USA 2
Mike Lundin, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Team USA is still searching for its first win of the World Championships after falling today 3-2 to Finland. The Finns got third period goals from Jarkko Immonen and Sami Kapanen to break a 1-1 tie and earn the victory. Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin played 16:45 in the loss.

Canada 1 @ Switzerland 4
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

Steve Downie, Canada, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, E, 10 PIM

Ex-Stars draft pick Tobias Stephan made 31 saves as Switzerland pulled off a major upset defeating Canada 4-1. Lightning star forward Steven Stamkos played just 13:27 in the match and missed the third period with a yet to be determined injury. Teammate Steve Downie played 13:15 for the Canadians. Potential 2010 first round draft pick Nino Niederreiter did not play for the Swiss.

World Championships Game Day: 5-11-10

Belarus 2 @ Slovakia 4
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM

Vladimir Mihalik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Lightning prospect Richard Panik had a pair of assists on goals by Milan Bartovic to lead Slovakia to a 4-2 win over Belarus. Panik played 17:03 in the match. Lightning defenseman prospect Vladimir Mihalik also played 17:07 in the match for Slovakia. Kirill Gotovets did not play for Belarus.

Sweden 3 @ France 2
Johan Harju, Sweden, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM

Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

Johan Harju scored what turned out to be the game winning goal as Sweden held off France 3-2. Harju played 15:10 in the match. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman also played 22:37 in the match for the Swedes.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-10-10

QMJHL

St. John Sea Dogs 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 7
QMJHL Finals, Game 6. Moncton wins Best of 7 Series 4-2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 5-17-22, +10, 12 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 17-43-60, +39, 72 PIM

Moncton won their second President’s Cup (2006) by defeating top-seed and provincial rival St. John 7-4 in Game 6 to win the series 4-2. The Wildcats now advance to the 2010 Memorial Cup in Brandon, Manitoba, where they will open against WHL champion Calgary on Saturday. Windsor (OHL) and Brandon (host) will also be participating. Barberio was scoreless in Game 6 despite the Wildcats’ seven goals, but still finished as the playoff leading scorer among defensemen by three points. Moncton’s Gabriel Bourque (Predators 5/09) won playoff MVP, thanks in part to his eight goals in the Finals. Barberio finished the finals with seven assists and a plus-four rating. He is the only current Lightning draftee to be participating in the 2010 Memorial Cup.

Draft Watch
Moncton defenseman Brandon Gormley, a possibility for the Lightning at No.6 in the summer’s draft, was scoreless and plus-2 in Game 6. Gormley Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 2-15-17, +14, 4 PIM.

World Championships Game Day: 5-10-10

USA 1 @ Denmark 2 (OT)
Mike Lundin, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Oh dear. Team USA fell in overtime in an upset for the second straight game after Denmark's Stefan Lessen broke a 1-1 tie 2:04 into overtime. Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin played 14:28 in the match.

Latvia 1 @ Canada 6
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-1-3, +2, 2 PIM

Steve Downie, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 6 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 10 PIM

Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Canada struck for four straight power play goals, including a marker by Lightning forward Steven Stamkos, to open the game in a 6-1 pasting of Latvia. Stamkos played 15:26 in the match and took a second period penalty for slashing. His Lightning teammate Steve Downie had an even strength goal in 14:27 of ice time and two minors for roughing and one for slashing in a chippy third period. Lighning prospect Martins Karsums played 15:23 in the match.

World Championships Game Day: 5-9-10

Slovakia 1 @ Russia 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 32/33, 1.00 GAA, .970 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .970 sv%

Vladimir Mihalik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Vasily Kosehchkin bested NHL goaltender Peter Budaj in Russia's World Championships opener, helping his club defeat Slovakia 3-1. Ex-NHLer Viktor Kozolov added a late empty net goal to seal the victory. Lightning prospect defenseman Vladimir Mihalik played 18:23 in the match on Slovakia's third pairing and took a second period minor for cross checking. Lightning forward prospect Richard Panik played 14:54 for Slovakia, splitting time between the fourth and third lines.

Norway 2 @ Sweden 5
Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Sweden got 1 goal and 2 assists from Edmonton first round Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson on their way to a 5-2 rout of Norway. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman played 21:31 for Sweden on their top pairing. Lightning prospect forward Johan Harju played 13:58 in the match for the Swedes on their third line and took a third period minor for high sticking.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-8-10

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ St. John Sea Dogs 1
QMJHL Finals, Game 5. Moncton leads Best of 7 Series 3-2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
Playoff Totals: 20 GP, 5-17-22, +10, 12 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 17-43-60, +39, 72 PIM

Moncton earned their biggest win of the year thus far, knocking off top-seeded St. John on the road to take a 3-2 series lead in the QMJHL Finals. The Wildcats are one win away from a league championship and joining WHL champion Calgary, OHL champion Windsor, and host Brandon at the 2010 Memorial Cup. Barberio’s two assists upped his lead in the playoff scoring race among defensemen to three points over St. John’s Simon Despres (Penguins 1/09). Game 6 is Monday in Moncton.

Draft Watch
Moncton defenseman Brandon Gormley, a possibility for the Lightning at No.6 in the summer’s draft, was scoreless and even in Game 4. He had 2 PIM and 1 shot on goal. Gormley Playoff Totals: 20 GP, 2-15-17, +12, 4 PIM.

World Championships Game Day: 5-8-10

Canada 5 @ Italy 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

Steve Downie, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos assisted on Corey Perry's opening goal and later scored a goal of an assist from Matt Duchene as Canada cruised in their opening match of the World Championships. Interestingly, Stamkos did not play with his Tampa Bay Lightning linemate Steve Downie, who played on Canada's third line with Brooks Laich and Steve Ott. Downie took two roughing minors in a pair of altercations with Italy's Patrick Iannone.

Switzerland 3 @ Latvia 1
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Martin Gerber stopped 21 of 22 shots faced as Switzerland edged Latvia 3-1, with the Swiss adding a late empty net goal by Martin Pluss. Lightning prospect Martins Karsums played 14:16 in the match.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-7-10

QMJHL

St. John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
QMJHL Finals, Game 4. Best of 7 Series tied 2-2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 5-15-20, +7, 12 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 17-43-60, +39, 72 PIM

Moncton came back from a 2-0 deficit, but the Sea Dogs won in the overtime thriller 3-2 to tie the series at two games apiece. Barberio went scoreless for the first time in three games, and it was a cross-ice pass in the Moncton zone between him and Brandon Gormley that was intercepted and ended up in the back of the Wildcats net for St. John’s second goal – a shorthanded marker they’d like to have back. The pivotal Game 5 will be played in St. John Saturday.

Draft Watch
Moncton defenseman Brandon Gormley, a possibility for the Lightning at No.6 in the summer’s draft, was scoreless and minus-2 in Game 4. Gormley Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 2-15-17, +12, 2 PIM.

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