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Rene Bourque
Rene Bourque
Left Wing
(REH-nee BOHRK)
Number: 12
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 217
Shoots: Left
Born: Dec 10, 1981  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Lac La Biche, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 29, 2004.

Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) a +1 differential on Oct. 5 vs. PHI… Played his 500th career game in the NHL on Oct. 9 at CGY… Led the team in Oct. with 3 powerplay goals (tied with T. Plekanec)… Recorded 5 shots on Nov. 30 vs. TOR… Returned to action on Dec. 17 vs. PHX, after missing 7 games with an upper body injury suffered on Dec. 2 vs. NJD… Registered 6 shots on Jan. 14 vs. NJD… Played his 100th career game with the Canadiens on Jan. 16 at OTT… Tallied 1 goal on 5 shots on Jan. 22 at PIT… Obtained 2 points (1-1-2) and 6 shots on March 22 at TOR… Produced 2 goals (including the game-winning) and a +2 differential on April 18 at TBL… Scored a goal on 8 shots on April 20 vs. TBL… Totaled 7 shots on April 22 vs. TBL… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2), a +2 differential, 4 shots and 5 hits on May 1 at BOS… Totaled 5 hits on May 3 at BOS… Completed his 1st career hat trick in the playoffs on May 27 vs. NYR…



- 2007-08 -
- Had a pair of assists and was a +2 in a 4-2 win at Minnesota on Mar.4th
- Scored a pair of shorthanded goals at Dallas on Feb.28th. marked the 2nd time this season he has scored 2 SHG in a game
- Is T-3rd in the NHL with 5 SHG and T-4th with 7 SHPTS
- Had a pair of assists and was a +2 in a 3-0 win vs. Minnesota on Feb.20th
- Scored a goal and was a +2 in a 6-1 win at Nashville on Feb.14th
- Had an assist and was a +2 in a 7-2 win at Columbus on Feb.13th
- Had a goal and an assist vs. St. Louis on Jan. 16, 2008
- Missed 14 games due to a broken thumb, Nov. 22-Dec. 23
- Tied a franchise record by scoring two short-handed goal in a game at Detroit on Nov. 17, 2007. Tied his career-high for points in a game with three points (2 goals, 1 assist) before suffering a broken thumb.
- His first goal of the season was a short-handed, game-winning goal vs. St. Louis on Nov. 9, 2007
- Had two assists vs. Columbus on Nov. 7, 2007
- Had two assists and a +2 rating at St. Louis Nov. 3, 2007
- Missed three games Nov. 17-20, 2007 due to pulled groin
- Pre-Season: 5 gp - 2-2=4 - 2 pim

- CAREER -
- Had a career-high 3 assists in a 7-5 win at Phoenix on Mar.10th
- Played his 100th career game on Dec.29, 2006 vs. Boston
- Scored his first career shorthanded goal in an 8-6 win at Nashville on Oct.5, 2006
- Finished 22nd in rookie scoring with 34 points (16g/18a) in 2005-06
- Scored a goal and added two assist for a career-high three points in a 4-2 win vs. Minnesota on Oct.23, 2005
- Played four seasons for the University of Wisconsin
- Played in the 2004-05 AHL All-Star Game
- Won the Hardest shot competition at the 2004-05 AHL Skills Competition
- Was named AHL "Rookieof the Year" for 2004-05