Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rene Bourque
Rene Bourque was born December 10, 1981 in Lac La Biche, Alberta. A free-agent signing of the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2004, Bourque spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin before making his professional debut during the 2004-05 season.

During his four seasons at Wisconsin, Bourque registered 57 goals and 40 assists for 97 points. In his first season as a professional, Bourque suited up for the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, capturing the Dudley Red Garrett Memorial Award as the league's top rookie and earning a spot on the AHL's All-Rookie Team. Bourque was named to the Canadian Team All-Stars for the 2005 AHL All-Star Game and finished the season with 60 points (33-27-60).

In 2005-06, Bourque made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks. He went on to compete in three seasons and notch 75 points in 183 career games in the Windy City. After his 2007-08 campaign, Bourque was dealt by Hawks to the Calgary Flames.

In his three complete seasons with the Flames, Bourque never failed to surpass the 20 goal mark and even posted consecutive campaigns of 27 goals.

On January 12,2012, Bourque's time in Calgary would come to an end when he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for sniper Michael Cammalleri.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Notre Dame Hounds SMHL 42 22 19 41 84 3 1 0 1 6
1998-99 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 University of Wisconsin WCHA 32 10 5 15 18 +6
2001-02 University of Wisconsin WCHA 38 12 7 19 26 -2
2002-03 University of Wisconsin WCHA 40 19 8 27 54 -9
2003-04 University of Wisconsin WCHA 42 16 20 36 74 +13
2004-05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 78 33 27 60 105 -3 6 1 0 1 8
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 16 18 34 56 +3
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 44 7 10 17 38 -4
2006-07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 10 14 24 42 +6
2008-09 Calgary Flames NHL 58 21 19 40 70 +18 5 1 0 1 22
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 73 27 31 58 88 +7
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 1 1 2 14 -1
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 80 27 23 50 42 -17
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 38 13 3 16 41 -3
2011-12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 5 3 8 27 -16
2012-13 Montreal Canadiens NHL 27 7 6 13 32 -1 5 2 1 3 10
2013-14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 9 7 16 32 -1 17 8 3 11 27
NHL Totals 560 142 134 276 468 27 11 4 15 59


AHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Trophy (AHL - Top Rookie) (2005) Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 29, 2004. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Brad Ross) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Patrick Holland and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Zachary Fucale) in 2013 Entry Draft for Mike Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and Montreal's 5th round choice (Ryan Culkin) in 2012 Entry Draft, January 12, 2012.