Manitoba Re-Signs Bolduc, Fortunus, Kelly

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League announced that they have re-signed forward Alexandre Bolduc, who has played for the Bakersfield Condors each of the past two seasons, and former ECHL defenseman Maxime Fortunus and defenseman Matt Kelly, who played for the Victoria Salmon Kings in 2006-07.

The Victoria Salmon Kings are the ECHL affiliate of the Moose of the AHL and the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

Selected in the fourth round (127th overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Bolduc had 24 points (7g-17a) and 24 penalty minutes in 16 regular season games and six points (2g-4a) and nine penalty minutes in six Kelly Cup Playoff games for Bakersfield in 2006-07. He also played in the AHL in 2006-07 and had nine points (4g-5a) and 35 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games and eight penalty minutes in five playoff games for Manitoba.

The 22-year-old Kelly had 24 points (9g-15a) and 40 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games and 13 penalty minutes in six Kelly Cup Playoff games for Victoria as a rookie in 2006-07.

The 24-year-old Fortunus played in the ECHL in each of his first two professional seasons, registering 42 points (11g-31a) and 53 penalty minutes in 123 regular season games and two points (1g-1a) in four games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for Louisiana.