Marc-Andre Bourdon
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Marc-Andre Bourdon

Hometown:

St. Hyacinthe Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-09-17

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

3rd round (67th overall), 2008

Weight:

206 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Marc-Andre Bourdon was named the QMJHL's Defenseman of the Year in his second season playing for West Division regular season champion Rouyn-Noranda. Bourdon scored 12 goals with a team-best 47 assists in 69 games for the Huskies. He had the team's best plus/minus (+39) and accumulated 114 PMs. Bourdon scored 2 goals with 16 assists and was +10 with 25 PMs in 17 playoff games as the Huskies reached the QMJHL Finals. Bourdon was ranked 125th among North American skaters by Central Scouting in its final rankings and was selected by Philadelphia in the third round (67th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.

2008-09: Bourdon opened his third QMJHL season with Rouyn-Noranda and finished the year with a great performance in the Memorial Cup with the Rimouski Oceanic. Bourdon skated in 37 games with the Huskies before being part of a multi-player trade deadline deal to Memorial Cup host Rimouski. In 54 regular season games between the two teams, he scored 12 of his 18 goals on the power play and had 42 assists. He finished the season +15 with 112 PMs. He skated in all 13 league playoff games as Rimouski reached the semifinals and had 1 goal with 12 assists and was -2 with 25 PMs. Bourdon had 4 assists in four Memorial Cup games as the Oceanic's only win came over eventual Memorial Cup champ Windsor.

2009-10: Bourdon's first season of pro hockey with the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) did not show immediate results. After opening the regular season with the Flyers but not seeing any game action, he got off to a slow start as a 20-year-old after being sent to the Phantoms. He was limited to 69 games due to some nagging injuries and scored 2 goals with 17 assists and had 53 PMs. He finished the season -9 as Adirondack was last in the East Division.

2010-11: Bourdon struggled in his second year of pro hockey. He had 1 goal with 6 assists and was -11 in the first 32 games with Adirondack before suffering a concussion which kept him out for over two months. In March he shuffled between Adirondack and ECHL Greenville and after the Phantoms season ended he returned to the Road Warriors for the ECHL playoffs. In 46 games with Adirondack he had 1 goal with 9 assists and was -4 with 84 PMs. Bourdon had 2 assists and was +3 with 14 PMs in five regular season games for Greenville and in ten playoff contests was -1 with 3 assists and 16 PMs.

2011-12: Bourdon saw his first extensive action with the Flyers, appearing in 45 games for the NHL club. He scored 4 goals and added 3 assists for 7 points to go along with 52 penalty minutes. Bourdon also appeared in one playoff game for the Flyers, posting no points or penalty minutes. Bourdon also spent time with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms, appearing in 18 games for that club. He scored 1 goal and added 3 assists for 4 points while registering 31 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Expected to push for a spot on the Flyers' blueline after a strong finish the year before, Bourdon missed most of the season due to concussion-like symptoms. Bourdon played with the Flyers' AHL affiliate in Adirondack during the NHL lockout; playing his last game of the year with the Phantoms on November 30th against Binghamton. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists in 17 games and was -5 with 59 penalty minutes. Adirondack missed the playoffs after finishing last in the Northeast Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Offensive defenseman.

 

Future

Bourdon entered the 2013-14 season on the injured list with post-concussion symptoms. His timeline to return to action is not known, but if/when he does return, he;ll most likely need some time in Adirondack before getting another shot with the Flyers. Bourdon needs to work on his technique in the defensive zone and his skating before he can be an NHL regular, but he has shown good things. With the Flyers defensive depth, it may take some more time before he earns a permanent spot with the Flyers.

 

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