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Born March 15, 1979 (1979-03-15) (age 31),
Laval, QC, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
DEL team
F. teams
Krefeld Pinguine
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 35th overall, 1997
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1999 – present

Jean-François Fortin (born March 15, 1979 in Laval, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted in the second round, 35th overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Currently, he is playing for HC MVD of the Kontinental Hockey League.

After playing four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Sherbrooke Faucons/Beavers, Fortin joined the Capitals' farm system with the ECHL's Hampton Roads Admirals and AHL's Portland Pirates in the 1999–2000 season.

Fortin made his NHL debut with the Capitals during the 2001–02. He has appeared in 71 NHL games with the Capitals during parts of three seasons, scoring one goal and adding four assists.

Fortin moved to Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 2006, playing for EV Duisburg Die Füchse. He then moved to the Wolfsburg Grizzy Adams in 2007. For 2008-09, Fortin signed with HC MVD of the new Kontinental Hockey League, which replaced the Russian Super League. On 6 November 2008 moved to Krefeld Pinguine.

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