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Rene Bourque
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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

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… Led the team in Oct. with 3 powerplay goals (tied with T. Plekanec)… 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… Scored a goal on 8 shots on April 20 vs. TBL… Totaled 7 shots on April 22 vs. TBL… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2), a +2 differential, 4 shots and 5 hits on May 1 at BOS… Totaled 5 hits on May 3 at BOS… Completed his 1st career hat trick in the playoffs on May 27 vs. NYR…

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

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh