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Canucks Defenceman Luc Bourdon To Return To Moncton

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that Luc Bourdon will return to Moncton for the remainder of the 2006-07 season.

Bourdon, 19, has played in nine NHL games, recording zero points and four penalty minutes this season.

The Shippagan, New Brunswick native played in his first NHL game on Oct. 10, 2006 at Minnesota, logging 7:57 of ice-time, one hit and three blocked shots.

Bourdon split the 2005-06 season between Val D'Or and Moncton of the QMJHL. He recorded 20 points (2-18-20) in 20 games with Val D'Or and eight point (1-7-8) in ten games with Moncton. As a member of the Wildcats, Bourdon played at the Memorial Cup this past season, which was hosted by Moncton.

On the international stage, Bourdon was named to the 2006 World Junior Championship All-Star Team after winning a gold medal with Team Canada at the tournament in Vancouver. He also won a silver medal and was named top defenceman at the World Under-18 Championship in 2005 and a gold medal in 2004.

The 6'3", 211 pound defenceman was drafted tenth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
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