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Luc Bourdon

Born:February 16, 1987Draft:2005 Canucks 10th Overall
Hometown:Shippagan, New BrunswickPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Joseph Luc Bourdon (February 16, 1987 – May 29, 2008) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League from 2006 until 2008. After overcoming childhood arthritis, he was selected third overall in the 2003 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) draft and spent four seasons in the QMJHL. The Canucks drafted Bourdon with their first selection, tenth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and he split his professional career with the Canucks and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. Noted as a strong defenseman who could contribute on offence, Bourdon represented Canada in three international tournaments, winning two gold medals at the IIHF World U20 Championship and a silver medal at the IIHF World U18 Championship.

Bourdon died at the age of 21 near his hometown of Shippagan, New Brunswick when his motorcycle collided with a tractor trailer.

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  • IIHF U18 World Juniors Silver Medal (2005)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Gold Medal (2006, 2007)