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.
- 1992-02-29 Boston’s Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd defenseman in NHL history to score 1,000 career points with a goal and 2 assists in the Bruins' 5-5 tie with Washington Capitals at Boston Garden
- 1996-01-20 46th NHL All-Star Game, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: East beats West, 5-4; MVP: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, D
- 1997-02-01 Future Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque scores a goal and an assist to become the Boston Bruins' all-time scoring leader, with 1,341 points in an 18-year NHL career
- 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