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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Defenseman is Wings' second 3rd-round pick

Gleason Fournier of Rimouski was taken by the Red Wings in the third round (90th overall). He was the first defenseman, first player other than a forward, selected by Detroit.

Fournier was the 62nd ranked North American skater by Central Scouting. He's 6-0 and thin at 176 pounds.

In his second year in the Q, Fournier had 28 points (including three goals) in 66 games. He played in the Memorial Cup with the host team and was a teammate of Red Wing prospect Sebastien Piche.

Fournier has shown average offense thus far, but has the potential to be a point producer.

He's a left-handed shot.

Fournier doesn't turn 18 until Sept. 8. In a predraft interview with Central Scouting, he listed the Red Wings as his favorite NHL team.

He was selected 90th overall. The Wings don't have another pick until the 150th overall (fifth round).


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