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Bourque signs two-year deal with Flames

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Calgary, AB - Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of left wing Rene Bourque. Bourque was acquired by the Flames on July 1, 2008 from Chicago for a conditional draft choice.

Bourque, a native of Lac La Biche, AB, completed his third season with the Blackhawks in 07-08, recording 24 points from 10 goals and 14 assists.

The 6’3”, 213lb winger has notched 75 points in 183 career NHL games. Bourque was originally signed as a free agent by Chicago on July 29, 2004 following a four year career with the University of Wisconsin.

He played his first year of professional hockey in 04-05 with Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk where he established team highs in goals (33), assists (27) and points (60). For his efforts, Bourque was named to the AHL All-Star Game and was the recipient of the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding rookie.

RENE BOURQUE – LEFT WING
BORN: Lac La Biche, AB (December 10, 1981)             SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6’2”                                                             WEIGHT: 213 lbs.            
ACQUIRED: Trade with Chicago for a conditional second round draft choice on July 1, 2008.

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2000-01

Wisconsin

WCHA

32

10

5

15

18

-

-

-

-

-

2001-02

Wisconsin

WCHA

38

12

7

19

26

-

-

-

-

-

2002-03

Wisconsin

WCHA

40

19

8

27

54

-

-

-

-

-

2003-04

Wisconsin

WCHA

42

16

20

36

74

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Norfolk

AHL

78

33

27

60

105

6

1

0

1

8

2005-06

Chicago

NHL

77

16

18

34

56

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

Chicago

NHL

44

7

10

17

38

-

-

-

-

-

 

Norfolk

AHL

1

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

2007-08

Chicago

NHL

62

10

14

24

42

-

-

-

-

-

 

TOTALS

NHL

183

33

42

75

136

-

-

-

-

-

 


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