|Born||December 10, 1981
Lac La Biche, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)|
René Gary Wayne Bourque (born December 10, 1981 in Lac La Biche, Alberta) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger. He currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bourque also played for the Chicago Blackhawks for 3 seasons before being traded to the Calgary Flames for a second round selection at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Bourque is Native American and he helps out in many charities that help the Native American people in Alberta. He also started a charity called Bourque's Buddies which rewards children from the Tsuu T'ina Nation who have made positive contributions in their schools with tickets to Calgary Flames games. Bourque was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Micheal Cammalleri.
Awards[change | change source]
- He was named to the AJHL All-Rookie Team in the 1999–00 AJHL season.
- He won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award in the 2004–05 AHL season.
- He was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in the 2004–05 AHL season.