General Manager Darryl Sutter
announced today the signing of left wing Rene Bourque
to a multi year contract.
Bourque, a native of Lac La Biche, AB, is in his second season with the Flames after being acquired on July 1, 2008 from Chicago for a conditional draft choice.
The 6’2”, 207lbs winger has recorded 156 points in 280 career NHL games. He has established a career high for points already this season with 41 (18 goals and 23 assists) in 53 games played.
During the 2008-09 season, his first with Calgary, he reached a new career high for goals with 21.
Bourque was originally signed as a free agent by Chicago on July 29, 2004 following a four year career with the University of Wisconsin.
He played his first year of professional hockey in 04-05 with Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk where he established team highs in goals (33), assists (27) and points (60).
For his efforts, Bourque was named to the AHL All-Star Game and was the recipient of the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding rookie