Motorcycle accident takes Luc Bourdon's life
Vancouver Canuck prospect dies
Terrible news has come for the Vancouver Canucks and the Bourdon family, as 21 year old Luc Bourdon lost his life in a motorcycle accident in New Brunswick, Canada. Reports claim that he lost control and collided with a trailer-tractor of an on coming vehicle. He was a defenseman and was drafted 10th overall by the Canucks in 2005 with a high expectations in the future of the NHL.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League really built him to be a great player. He learned how to be an excellent d-man with great presence and awareness. In fact, he nearly made the Canuck roster as an 18 year old, but the franchise felt it would be best to stay in the junior’s to manufacture his skills.
Bourdon finally got some real NHL playing time this season, playing 27 games with the Canucks, racking up 2 goals and a +7 rating. Spending the rest of the time playing in Vancouver’s affiliate in the American Hockey League, the Manitoba Moose, he quickly became a fan favorite.
His leadership and determination was second to none at such a young age. He was a member of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2006 world junior hockey championship in Vancouver and was named to the tournament all-star team. Later he also helped Canada win gold in the 2007 tournament held in Sweden.
For those of you who did not know or hear of him, you missed out on a great fundamental player. For those of us who have been privileged to watch him play, we know that he will not be forgotten.
By Kevin Chaves
ProHockey-fans.com Staff Writer
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