Luc Bourdon

Luc Bourdon


Lemeque New Brunswick

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10th overall, 2005 NHL Entry Draft by Vancouver


205 lbs.

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2004-05: Bourdon had a strong season in Val-d’Or, anchoring the struggling team’s blue line, playing in every game the team played. He played well in a key role at the U-18’s.

2005-06: Bourdon started the season off extremely strong with the Foreurs, registering 20 points in 20 games before leaving the team to participate in Team Canada’s WJC tryout camp.  He made the team and played a pivotal role on the gold-medal winning squad.  While at the tournament, he was traded to the Memorial Cup-hosting Moncton Wildcats who he played just 10 games with before suffering an injury that kept him out of the line-up most of the regular season.  He returned in time for the playoffs where he was used as a defensive specialist. 

2006-07: Bourdon bounced around the entire season, beginning in the NHL with the Canucks before being demoted back to the QMJHL.  He appeared in just 13 games with Moncton before missing December and the start of January due to the World Junior Championships.  He was dealt to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, where he put up just six points in 23 regular season games.  His production improved significantly during the post-season, with 13 points in 16 games.  Upon Cape Breton’s elimination from the playoffs, Bourdon moved to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, appearing in five playoff contests.

Talent Analysis

Bourdon is a very good two-way defenseman who can make a difference at both ends of the ice.  He has good offensive instincts, excellent forward skating and a great first pass that make him a strong asset in transitional play.  In his end he can get himself in trouble by going for, and missing, a big hit.  Since his ankle injury in 2006 he has also shown signs of having difficulties turning and with his backwards skating.

Luc Bourdon was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 29th, 2008 at the age of 21.  Hockey's Future passes along their condolences to the Bourdon family and to the Canucks' organization.