Rene Bourque
Rene Bourque
Left Wing
Number: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 217
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 10, 1981
Birthplace: Lac La Biche, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 29, 2004.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (current through 2006-07 season)

High Goal Game:
2 (2x), last on March 3, 2006 vs. VAN
High Assist Game:
3 (1x), March 10, 2007 at PHX
High Point Game:
3 (4x), last on March 10, 2007 at PHX
First NHL Game:
Oct. 5, 2005 vs. ANA
First NHL Goal/Point:
Oct. 5, 2005 vs. ANA (Giguere)
First NHL Assist:
Oct. 23, 2005 vs. MIN


2006-07: Appeared in 44 games, recording 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) … Missed 13 games due to a deep neck laceration, 22 games due to an ankle injury and 2 games due to the flu … Tied his career-high with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) including his first shorthanded career goal in the 8-6 win at Nashville on Oct. 5 … Scored a power play goal and added an assist on Oct. 20 at Dallas … Played his 100th career game on Dec. 29 against Boston … Assigned to Norfolk on Jan. 22 for conditioning stint … Recalled on Jan. 28 ... Scored the game winning goal in a 3-0 win over Los Angeles on March 6 … Earned a career-high 3 assists in a 7-5 win at Phoenix on Mar. 10.

2005-06: Appeared in 77 games as a rookie for the Blackhawks tallying 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) and a plus-3 rating … Finished 22nd in the NHL in rookie scoring with 34 points … Was fourth on the Blackhawks in scoring with 34 points … One of five Blackhawks (Brent Seabrook, Mark Cullen, Patrick Sharp, Radim Vrbata) to finish with a positive rating with a plus-3 … Made his NHL debut in the season opener Oct. 5 vs. Anaheim and scored his first career goal on a power play … Scored a goal and added 2 assists for a career-high 3 points in a 4-2 win vs. Minnesota Oct. 23 … Had 2 goals, including the game winner, and was a plus-2 in a 4-3 win at Edmonton on Nov. 19 … Scored the game winner and added 2 assists and was a plus-3 in 4-3 win over Nashville April 5.

2004-05: Bourque's first season in Norfolk was truly his breakout campaign, as he amassed 60 points (33-27-60) and 105 penalty minutes in 78 regular season games en route to winning the AHL Rookie of the Year award ... In six playoff games, he tallied a goal and eight penalty minutes.

In his last season as a Badger, tallied 36 points (16-20-36) in 42 games with a plus-13 rating and 74 penalty minutes.

2002-03: The Badgers' top scorer with 27 points and 19 goals … His 19 goals ranked 16th in the WCHA … The only Badger with double-figure goals in WCHA games with 12 … Led the team with seven power-play goals, four game-winning goals and 162 shots … Had team-best eight-game scoring streak (6-4-10) from Dec. 30-Jan. 24 … Scored goals in five consecutive contests from Dec. 30-Jan. 11 … One of three Badgers to record a short-handed tally.

2001-02: One of only two Badgers to reach double figures in goals scored (12) for both the 2000-01 and 2001-02 season … Scored game-winning goals in back-to-back games vs. North Dakota on Dec. 7-8 … Set career-bests in goals, assists and points … Scored his first career power play goal at Michigan on Nov. 24 … Was honored as the U.S. College Hockey Online Offensive Player of the Week on Dec. 11 for play vs. North Dakota (2-1-3, 2 GWG).

2000-01: One of four players to reach double figures in goals scored (10) … Scored his first career game-winning goal at the UW in 6-4 win over Denver in WCHA playoffs … Five of his 10 goals came vs. Colorado College … Came on down the stretch, scoring 7-5-12 in the final nine games of the season, including 3-4-7 in five playoff games … Credited with 32 shots on goal in the final 11 games of the season.

1999-00: Played with the St. Albert Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) … Scored 44-41-85 in 63 games for the Saints, finishing second in team scoring … Fourth in goals scored in the AJHL

1998-99: A member of the Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA team where he scored 22-22-44 … Named to the AJHL Rookie Team (1999-2000) … Runner-up for the AJHL Rookie of the Year (1999-2000) … Was named the Saints' Rookie of the Year.