Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Luc Bourdon
Luc Bourdon was born February 16, 1987 in Shippagan, New Brunswick. The first round, 10th overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Bourdon honed his skills with Val-d'Or, Moncton and Cape Breton of the QMJHL.

A great two-way defenseman, Bourdon broke out in his second junior season when he tallied 32 points in 70 games as a member of the Val d'Or Foreurs. He returned to the club the following season and registered a point a game before the Shippagan native was dealt to the Moncton Wildcats. The rearguard signed a three-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks on May 4, 2006 and saw action in nine games with the club before he was sent back to Moncton. Midway through that same season, Bourdon was dealt from Moncton to Cape Breton Scream Eagles. With the Screaming Eagles, Bourdon lost out in the semi-finals and the Canucks sent the defenseman to the Manitoba Moose for the AHL playoffs.

In 2007-08, Bourdon failed to make the Canucks roster out of the September training camp and was sent to the club's affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. However, due to a strain of injuries to the Canucks blueliners, Bourdon was called up by the Canucks and used in 27 games.

On May 29, 2008, Luc Bourdon was involved in a horrible motorcycle accident which took the life of the promising young star. At just 21 years of age, Bourdon was known as a truly passionate person who was also hard-working, and caring of his teammates. On September 2, it was announced that the Canucks will honour Bourdon with a video tribute and a moment of silence before the 2008-09 home opener.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Miramichi Rae's Yamaha Rivermen NBMHL 20 2 12 14 106
2003-04 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 64 2 6 8 58 -10 7 1 0 1 4
2004-05 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 70 13 19 32 117 -39
2004-05 Canada WJ18-A 6 0 1 1 4 +5
2005-06 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 20 2 18 20 54 -8
2005-06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 10 1 7 8 8 0 16 0 3 3 22
2005-06 Canada WJC-A 6 1 5 6 4 +5
2005-06 Moncton Wildcats M-Cup 5 0 2 2 10
2006-07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 0 0 0 4 -1
2006-07 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 13 3 11 14 28 +17
2006-07 Canada WJC-A 6 2 2 4 6 +3
2006-07 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 23 1 5 6 45 +5 16 2 11 13 28
2006-07 Manitoba Moose AHL 5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 2 0 2 20 +7
2007-08 Manitoba Moose AHL 41 6 8 14 68 -3 6 0 0 0 8
NHL Totals 36 2 0 2 24


Died as a result of injuries suffered in motorcycle accident, May 29, 2008.
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