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Rene Bourque

Rene Bourque  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lac La Biche, AB, Canada
Shoots: Left
Last Game: Posted 1-1-2 with 3 shots on 14:51 of ice time on 10/3 vs. NSH (preseason). 2014-15: Posted 4-0-4 in 8 games with CBJ after being acquired from ANA... Scored two goals, including the OT GW, on 3/21 at CGY... Had 4 shots in CBJ debut on 3/7 vs. COL... Appeared in 600th career NHL game on 2/10 at Florida, while playing for ANA. Career: Led MTL in playoffs in goals (8) and hits (52, tie with A. Emelin), posting 8-3-11 in 17 games in 2014... Had 3-1-4 10/22/10 at CBJ... Recorded career-high 27-31-58 in 73 games in 2009-10 with CGY... Netted 1st career NHL hat trick 12/27/08 vs. OTT... Recorded first NHL goal in NHL debut on 10/5/05 vs. ANA... Won Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as AHL's Outstanding Rookie in 2005... Finished with 57-40-97 in 152 games with U. of Wisconsin (2000-04).
AHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Trophy (AHL - Top Rookie) (2005) Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 29, 2004. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Brad Ross) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Patrick Holland and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Zachary Fucale) in 2013 Entry Draft for Mike Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and Montreal's 5th round choice (Ryan Culkin) in 2012 Entry Draft, January 12, 2012. Traded to Anaheim by Montreal for Bryan Allen, November 20, 2014. Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with William Karlsson and Anaheim's 2nd round choice (Kevin Stenlund) in 2015 Entry Draft for James Wisniewski and Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brent Gates) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 2, 2015.
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It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy.  Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.

— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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