Vancouver Canucks defenceman Luc Bourdon was killed in a motorcycle accident in northern New Brunswick on Thursday. He was 21.
Bourdon, a promising young defenceman who played his junior hockey with the Moncton Wildcats, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Val d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL, split his first pro season in 2007-08 between Vancouver and the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose.
He scored two goals and was a plus-7 in 27 games with the Canucks last season.
As a fanbase that's gone through this kind of thing before, I thought this would be good to post here.
Luc Bourdon was my favorite player on all of those Canadian World Jr. teams that he helped to gold. He wasn't afraid to hit, and he was also solid defensively. The city of Vancouver loved him. He'll be missed. My greatest sympathies go out to his family.