Ray Bourque Biography

Raymond Jean "Ray" Bourque (born December 28, 1960 in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, now a district of Montreal) is a Hockey Hall of Fame who currently holds the records for most goals, assists and points by a defenceman in the National Hockey League (NHL) and has become near-synonymous with the Boston Bruins. He played for the Bruins and Colorado Avalanche.



After a stellar junior career with Sorel and Verdun of the QMJHL, in which he was named the league's best defenceman in 1978 and 1979, Ray Bourque burst onto the NHL scene in 1979 after being drafted in the first round, 8th overall, by the Bruins. Bourque immediately asserted himself as one of the best defencemen in the league, and won both the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-Star selection, the first time in NHL history a non-goaltender had ever achieved such a distinction.



Bourque was a solid force for Boston for twenty-one seasons (1979-2000), famous for combining offensive prowess at a level that few defencemen in league history had ever achieved ¬タモ he was a perennial shot accuracy champion at All-Star Games¬タヤand near-unparalleled defensive excellence. The Bruins' reliance on his on-ice mastery was Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ray Bourque
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Ice hockey player
Date of Birth:
December 28, 1960 (60)
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
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