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Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
213 lb (97 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 10 1981 (1981-12-10) (age 28),
Lac La Biche, AB, CAN
Pro Career 2004 – present

Rene Bourque (born December 10, 1981 in Lac La Biche, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey left winger who currently plays for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.

Playing career

Rene Bourque played junior hockey with the St. Albert Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, where he made the All-Rookie team, and played college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bourque played for the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League in 2004–05, the season of the NHL lockout. Bourque set a franchise record for most goals scored, with 33, and also led the team with 27 assists and 60 points. He played for the Canadian team in the AHL All-Star Classic on February 9, 2005, and won the hardest shot contest at the AHL All-Star Skills Competition with a slapshot measured at 99.8 mph. Bourque was named to the 2005 AHL All-Rookie Team, and won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL's outstanding rookie. Bourque was never drafted in the NHL Entry Draft, and he was signed by Chicago on July 29, 2004.

On November 12, 2006 in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Bourque left the game late in the second period after being accidentally cut in the neck by Columbus' right wing Nikolai Zherdev's skate blade during a pileup in the Blackhawks' crease. Bourque was listed in stable condition when he was taken on a stretcher to The University of Chicago Hospital. The next day, it was announced Bourque would be expected to miss three to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the deep laceration to his neck.

In an interview on dailysouthtown.com, it was revealed that the blade had cut through a neck muscle and gouged Bourque's jugular vein, coming very close to ending the life of the 2-year veteran.

Battling various injuries, Bourque played out the remainder of the 2006–2007 NHL season. He finished with 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 44 games.

On July 1, 2008 he was traded to the Calgary Flames where he has excelled ever since, for a future draft pick.

Bourque scored his first NHL hat trick on December 27, 2008 against the Ottawa Senators.

On February 19, 2009 he was injured in a game against the Minnesota Wild. In an interview Calgary Flames coach Mike Keenan announced that Bourque would be out for about 2 months.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 St. Albert Saints AJHL 63 44 41 85 113
2000–01 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 32 10 5 15 18
2001–02 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 38 12 7 19 26
2002–03 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 40 19 8 27 54
2003–04 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 42 16 20 36 74
2004–05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 78 33 27 60 105 6 1 0 1 8
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 16 18 34 56
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 44 7 10 17 38
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 10 14 24 42
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 58 21 19 40 70 5 1 0 1 22
NHL totals 241 54 61 115 206 5 1 0 1 22

External links

  • Rene Bourque's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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