Vancouver Canucks rookie Luc Bourdon was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday. See photos, video and a biography of Luc below.
Luc Bourdon was killed Thursday when his motorcycle hit a tractor-trailer near his family’s home of Shippagan, New Brunswick. A Shippagan police report said that Bourdon had lost control of his motorcycle before he struck the tractor trailer. Police still would not confirm the identity of the victim, but Bourdon’s sister, Eve Bourdon, has confirmed his death. His agent, Kent Hughes, said:
“Luc was a winner; he was a competitor,” said Kent Hughes, his agent. “There was no quit in him. He persevered through a lot. He was a great guy and a great teammate.”
As a biography, Luc Bourdon was born on February 16, 1987 in Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada. He was 21 years old.
He played in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) for the Val-d’Or Foreurs, the Moncton Wildcats, and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
In 2005, Bourdon was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, 10th overall. During this last season, he played for the Canucks and the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Bourdon was part of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2007 world junior hockey championship in Vancouver. They also won another gold at the 2007 tournament in Sweden.
More photos and video of Luc Bourdon are below.