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Rene Bourque  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: December 10, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Lac La Biche, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 214
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.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season