We have to think that Dumont and White will be signed. That's 45. Then there's the Andrighetto's case...if Hamilton, it's 46. Then, I still believe we need to acquire a #1 goalie though starting to believe they think Mayer will be the #1...WOW if true.
Here is what I have - 43 not including Andreas Engqvist or Sebastien Collberg* (in Europe), nor the two NA underage players Bozon and Hudon. Does not include Andreghett0 since he is not signed.
** = RFA qualified (yes they are in my number of 43)
Alexei Yemelin (28)
Rafael Diaz (28)
Nick Tarnasky (29)
Martin St. Pierre (30)
George Parros (34)
Brian Gionta (35)
Andrei Markov (35)
Francis Bouillon (38)
Davis Drewiske (30)
Peter Budaj (32)
Daniel Brière (37)
Brandon Prust (32)
Tomas Plekanec (33)
René Bourque (34)
Travis Moen (34)
David Desharnais (30)
That's Fournier in the video, at the points you mentioned. Not MacAulay.
Both Fournier and MacAulay's highlights are in the same video; they happened in the same game. Fournier scores at about 1:05 and fights at 2:40. You can actually hear Banville's and MacAulay's fighting majors being announced as Fournier starts to fight Verpaelst.
I remember going nuts starting some 'Fournier" chants which led into 'Four Games' indicating a sweep of BC.
I've always thought both could be quality AHL players who could develop into character guys, not sold on their pro potential but I know both guys are hard-workers and will earn what they get. MacAulay is a guy who does nothing exceptionally but does everything well, especially the little things. Extremely responsible, smart hockey player. Spent time on D in his time with SJ, not so much in Halifax other than the point on the 2nd PP unit. The guy knows how to win though, lets see how his 'compete level' transfers into the pro's.
Fournier was a man amongst boys in the Q this year, quite literally, and is incredibly strong on the puck down low/on the PP/ digging out pucks in the corners, etc...definitely a solid fighter, in the Q ranks, not sure if he'd fare well against some guys in the AHL but is very strong and with some work on his skating could be something untapped, he was drafted high in the Q and kinda bounced around and never really put it all together until this year (helped with a great supporting cast/coaching staff who believed in him) so I wish him all the best in our system, I could see him meshing well with a guy like Bournival in an energy type role for the Dogs. Potentially could line up with Mac who he played with some in Halifax.