Brandon Fortunato

Nashville Predators
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Fantasy Summary

Quick and shifty defenseman that is confident leading the rush and active in the offensive transition.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 7, 1996
Height 5‘10”
Weight 171 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

May 2020 – Fresh off his final NCAA campaign, Fortunato was unable to squeeze out a spot on the blueline of a veteran Milwaukee Admirals group, and so he spent his 2019-20 season playing in the ECHL for the Florida Everblades. He showed well in his first pro season registering 21 points in 48 games as the second leading defensive scorer. The pass first defender continues to work on increasing his shot count and capitalizing on the opportunities he creates off the rush and jumping into the rush as the high man in the slot. Fortunato remains a long-term project in the Nashville pipeline of defencemen. Nicholas Kawka

 

July 2019 – Fortunato iced his second season in Quinnipac and scored a point-per-game pace registering 28 points in 26GP, good enough for 4th in team scoring.  The former Boston University defender has a great first stride and easily eludes forecheckers as he exits the defensive zone. Fortunato is known to lead the rush in the offensive transition and make an effective first pass to open teammates.  Fortunato was signed to an ELC by the Predators in the spring and will look to take his game to the next level in Milwaukee. Long-term, Fortunato could find himself as a depth bottom pairing defender in Nashville. Nicholas Kawka


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Long Island Gulls 13U AAA AYHL 13U 26 7 17 24 27 |          
 2010-2011 Portledge School USHS-Prep 17 0 7 7 - |          
  Long Island Gulls 14U AAA AYHL 14U 27 4 14 18 0 |          
 2011-2012 Portledge School USHS-Prep 17 10 20 30 - |          
  Boston Jr. Bruins Selects U15 WSI U15 6 0 2 2 0 |          
  Long Island Royals 16U AAA AYHL 16U 22 3 11 14 4 |          
 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 38 0 9 9 4 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 56 0 21 21 4 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 0 3 3 0 |          
 2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 1 16 17 6 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 3 34 37 14 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 0 4 4 2 |          
 2014-2015 Boston Univ. NCAA 41 1 17 18 0 |          
 2015-2016 Boston Univ. NCAA 38 5 17 22 6 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 1 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 NCAA Transfer Year |          
 2017-2018 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 37 5 3 8 16 |          
 2018-2019 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 26 5 23 28 2 |          
 2019-2020 Florida Everblades ECHL 48 2 19 21 8 |          

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