Ray Bourque

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Ray Bourque
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2004
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Bourque playing for the Boston Bruins team in 1981
Born December 28, 1960 (1960-12-28) (age 56)
Saint-Laurent, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence[1]
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Colorado Avalanche[1]
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 8th overall[1], 1979
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1979–2001

Raymond Jean Bourque (born December 28, 1960) is a former Canadian ice hockey player.[2] He played for the Boston Bruins team. He currently[when?] holds records for most career goals, assists and points by a defenceman in the National Hockey League (NHL). Bourque is also an Olympian.[2] He played for 21 seasons for the Boston Bruins. He was their longest-serving captain. On March 6, 2000 the Bruins traded Bourque to Colorado with Dave Andreychuk for Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson and New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired by Colorado) in 2000 Entry Draft. Bourque finished his career with the Colorado Avalanche. There he won his only Stanley Cup in his final NHL game. He officially announced his retirement on June 26, 2001.[3]

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Bourque was awarded the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman five times (1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994) .[4] His jersey, #77 for both the Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche, was retired by both teams in his honor.[4] In his first year of eligibility, 2004, Bourque was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.[4]

Complete List of Career Awards[5]:

QMJHL First All-Star Team (1978, 1979)

NHL First All-Star Team (1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001)

NHL Second All-Star Team (1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1999)

James Norris Memorial Trophy (1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994)

King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1992)

Lester Patrick Trophy (2003)



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