Ray Bourque

NHL Legend Ray Bourque

Profession: NHL Legend


Why Famous: Considered one of the best defenceman in NHL history, he currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenceman.

Bourque played 21 seasons with the Boston Bruins franchise, before finishing his career with the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he won his only Stanley Cup in his final NHL game.

Born: December 28, 1960
Birthplace: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Age: 58 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events in the Life of Ray Bourque

  • 1996-01-20 46th NHL All-Star Game, FleetCenter, Boston: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 5-4; MVP: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, D
  • 1999-10-02 Boston's Ray Bourque becomes highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins' 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey
  • 1999-12-17 Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,100 assists, and goaltender Byron Dafoe records his 100th NHL victory in Boston Bruin's 3-1 win over the Thrashers in Atlanta
  • 2000-03-06 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche
  • 2001-06-08 Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career
  • 2001-10-04 Boston Bruins retire future Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the NHL season opener at Boston Garden; beat visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2

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