Ray Bourque

Career Stats:
1,612 Games Played – 410 Goals – 1,169 Assists – 1,579 Points
Boston Bruins – 1979-2000
Colorado Avalanche – 2000-2001

19x All-Star
1979-80 Calder Memorial Trophy
1991-92 King Clancy Memorial Trophy
5x James Norris Memorial Trophy
2001 Stanley Cup Winner

Record Books:
12th in Games Played
4th in Assists
11th in Points
3rd in Plus/Minus
9th in Short-Handed Goals
1st in Shots
2nd in Total Goals On-Ice For
1st in Power Play Goals On-Ice For
1st in Defensive Point Shares
2nd in Point Shares

Bourque made his debut for the Bruins at 18 years old and was the best defenseman in the league for the next 20 years. He requested a trade after two decades because he wanted to win a Stanley Cup. He had a chance at a Cup in 1988 but the Bruins were swept by Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche and made the Final in 2001.

His most memorable moment was the speech he gave his team before Game 6, when the Avalanche were down 3 games to 2 against the New Jersey Devils. Bourque got in front of his team and told them he was retiring. He asked them to send him out the right way and let them know that whether he played one or two more games in his career was up to them. Colorado won the series in 7 games and gave Bourque his first and only Stanley Cup in his final NHL game. Hell of an ending.

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