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2015 NHL Draft
Rene Bourque

Rene Bourque  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lac La Biche, AB, Canada
Shoots: Left
2014-15: Scored two goals, including OT GW 3/21 at CGY... Scored first goal in CBJ uniform 3/10 at CAR... Had four shots, blocked shot and hit on 14:21 of ice time in CBJ debut 3/7 vs. COL... Posted 2-6-8 in 30 games with ANA... Appeared in 600th career NHL game 2/10 at FLA... Made ANA debut 11/23 vs. ARI.... Traded to ANA 11/20 for B. Allen... Had 0-2-2 in 13 games with MTL. 2013-14: Led MTL in playoffs in goals (8) and hits (52, tie with A. Emelin), posting 8-3-11 in 17 games... Netted first career playoff hat trick 5/27 vs. NYR... Played in 100th career game with MTL 1/16 at OTT. Career: Had 3-1-4 10/22/10 at CBJ... Named NHL's 1st Star of Week (10/18-10/24/10)... Recorded career-high 27-31-58 in 73 games in 2009-10... Netted first career NHL hat trick 12/27/08 vs. OTT... Recorded first NHL goal in NHL debut 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.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson