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Rene Bourque  #17

Montréal Canadiens  Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1981  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lac La Biche, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 217
Shoots: Left

Played 15:21 and recorded 2 shots on Oct. 1 vs. TOR… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) a +1 differential on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Played his 500th career game in the NHL on Oct. 9 at CGY… Registered 5 shots on Oct. 12 at VAN… Scored a goal on Oct.17 vs. CBJ… Tallied a goal on Oct. 24 vs. ANA… Led the team in Oct. with 3 powerplay goals (tied with T. Plekanec)… Collected 5 hits on Nov. 2 at COL… Totaled 5 shots on Nov. 15 at CBJ… Recorded 5 shots on Nov. 30 vs. TOR… Returned to action on Dec. 17 vs. PHX, after missing 7 games with an upper body injury suffered on Dec. 2 vs. NJD… Registered 6 shots on Jan. 14 vs. NJD… Played his 100th career game with the Canadiens on Jan. 16 at OTT… Tallied 1 goal on 5 shots on Jan. 22 at PIT… Obtained 2 points (1-1-2) and 6 shots on March 22 at TOR… Produced 2 goals (including the game-winning) and a +2 differential on April 18 at TBL…

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.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory