The Blue Jackets have signed right wing Maxime Fortier to a three-year entry level contract, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Fortier is currently playing with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Fortier, 19, has registered 85 goals and 137 assists for 222 points with 80 penalty minutes in 221 career QMJHL games with the Mooseheads, including 13-14-27, 10 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating in 19 games this season.

The 5-10, 184-pound native of Montreal, Quebec made his QMJHL debut in 2013-14 and the following year spent his first full season in the league.