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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remembering Luc Bourdon

Today is the third anniversary of the tragic death of Canucks defenseman Luc Bourdon. Bourdon was killed at age 21 when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tractor trailer near his hometown of Shippagan, New Brunswick in 2008. He was best friends with current Canucks winger Alex Burrows.
At the time of his death, Bourdon was considered by many to be the Canucks' best defensive prospect and was drafted by Vancouver 10th overall in 2005.  The 6'3", 211-pound blueliner made his NHL debut during the 2007-2008 season, scoring two goals in 20 games with the Canucks that year at the NHL level. He also played 41 games and tallied 14 points for the Canucks' top minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.
This may be a Capitals blog, but on days like this, we can all remember players with such potential who left us far too soon.
Here is the video of the pre-game ceremony the Canucks held in his honor before their season opener against the Calgary Flames in 2008:

Here is a video done by the Moose in his honor.

Rest in Peace, Luc.  The Canucks take on the Bruins in game one of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final this Wednesday at 8 P.M., live from Rogers Arena on the Vancouver waterfront.  I will be blogging each game of the Stanley Cup Final.

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