Former Texas Stars captain Maxime Fortunus signs with Iowa Wild

Maxime Fortunus has played his final game with the Texas Stars. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

Maxime Fortunus has played his final game with the Texas Stars. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

Former Texas Stars captain Maxime Fortunus has signed a two-year AHL contract with the Iowa Wild.

Fortunus had spent the past six seasons with Texas, serving as captain the past three.

After Fortunus and Texas split ways this spring — a decision made by the Stars — the defenseman had been looking for stability. And he found that in a two-year AHL deal, a rarity in a league filled with one-year year contracts.

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