Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have acquired defenceman Simon Bourque from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Steve Mason, forward Joel Armia, a seventh-round selection in the 2019 NHL Draft and a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Bourque, 21, played in 46 games with the Laval Rocket in the AHL last season, posting three assists. He was selected by the Canadiens in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Draft from the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic. During his time in the QMJHL, Bourque won a league championship with Rimouski in 2015 and the Saint John Sea Dogs in 2017. He named selected a QMJHL second team all-star for the 2016-17 season. The product of Longueuil, Que. had 149 points (40G, 109A) in 248 games in the QMJHL with Rimouski and Saint John.
Born Jan 12 1997 -- Longueuil, PQ
Height 6.01 -- Weight 195 -- Shoots L