Ray Bourque

NHL Legend Ray Bourque Full Name: Ray Bourque


Profession: NHL Legend
Why Famous: Considered one of the best defenseman in NHL history, he currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenceman. He 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 (57 years old)
Birthplace: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events in the Life of Ray Bourque

  • 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
  • 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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