Hawks sign defenseman prospect Fournier

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday they signed defenseman Dillon Fournier to an three-year entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old Fournier was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round as the 48th overall pick of the 2012 NHL draft.

Fournier has 13 goals, 19 assists and a plus-10 rating in 36 games this season for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He hasn’t played since Dec. 29 due to an upper-body injury.

Fournier has 31 goals, 77 assists and a plus-19 rating in 207 career QMJHL games over the past four seasons.