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Gabriel Bourque
Gabriel Bourque
Right Wing
(gah-BREE-ehl BOHRK)
Number: 57
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 206
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 23, 1990
Birthplace: Rimouski, QC, Canada
Drafted: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (132nd overall) PROSPECT BIO
2014-15: Set career highs in hits (141) and blocked shots (44). His hit total was more than double his previous career mark… Ranked third on the team in hits and third among forwards in blocked shots… Played in his 200th career NHL game on Feb. 26 vs. Minnesota. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in five of Nashville’s six postseason contests, missing one due to injury… Ranked second on the team and led all forwards in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:52).

2013-14:
Set career highs in games played (74), points (26) and assists (17)… Scored seven of his nine goals on the road… One of just nine NHLers to play more than 70 games and be assessed less than 10 penalty minutes… Recorded his first career multi-goal (2g) game on April 8 vs. Dallas… Played in his 100th career game on Nov. 28 vs. Edmonton… After missing Nashville’s Nov. 12 game at the NY Islanders due to the birth of his daughter, posted eight points (3g-5a) in his next nine games.

2012-13: Ranked second on the team in goals (11) despite missing the final 12 games of the season – and 14 total – due to injury… Ranked fourth in the NHL in shooting percentage among players with at least 10 goals (22.0 percent)… Tied for second on the team in power-play goals (3)… Scored seven goals and amassed 10 points in 14 games during the month of March… A team-high seven of his 11 goals came on the road… Tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating (+6)… Set a career high in average ice time (15:49)… Scored the Predators lone shorthanded goal of the season on March 2 at San Jose, and was one of three Preds with multiple game-winning goals (2)… Notched his first career power-play goal on Feb. 14 vs. Phoenix… Played with Milwaukee (AHL) from October-January, registering 12 points (7g-5a) in 15 games. Missed 24 games during two separate stints on the injured list.

2010-11: Played his first professional season with Milwaukee, ranking third on the team in goals (18)… Paced Admiral forwards in games played (78), while tying for second among club forwards in plus/minus rating (+10)… Tied for second on the Admirals in power-play goals (5)… Converted four of seven shootout attempts (57.1 percent), tying for the Milwaukee club lead in shootout efficiency… Led Milwaukee in 2011 Calder Cup Playoff goals (7) and points (13), while ranking second on the team in postseason plus/minus (+7)… Notched five points (2g-3a) in his pro playoff debut, Game One of the West Division Semifinals vs. Texas (April 14, 2011).

AMATEUR: Helped Moncton win the 2010 President’s Trophy as QMJHL Champions and advance to the 2010 Memorial Cup… Awarded the 2010 Guy Lafleur Trophy as playoff MVP after pacing all skaters in goals (19) and ranking third in points (29) in 21 games during the postseason… Tied for first in the 2010 postseason in game-winning goals (4), ranked second in plus/minus rating (+19), and tied for third in power-play goals (5)… Played for Team QMJHL in the 2009 Subway Super Series, notching three points (2g-1a), including both game winners, in two games… Earned a silver medal with Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championship… Tied a Team Canada record for points in a World Junior Championship game with seven (3g-4a) in the nation’s opening-game win over Latvia… Tied for seventh at the 2010 WJC in assists (6) and tied for 11th in points (9)… Ranked third on Baie-Comeau in points (61), goals (22), assists (39) and penalty minutes (82) in 2008-09… Captained the Drakkar in 2008-09… Led all Baie-Comeau rookies in points (28), goals (10) and assists (18) in 2007-08.

BACKGROUND: Nickname “Bourqie”… Favorites include Bon Cop, Bad Cop (movie), Virago (Nashville restaurant), Joe Sakic (player to watch), chocolate lava cake (guilty pleasure) and parmesan cheese (condiment)… Has a Golden Retriever named Bailey… Wife: Kristina, Daughter: Malika.

TRANSACTIONS:  June 27, 2009
– Nashville's ninth choice, 132nd overall (fifth round), in the 2009 Entry Draft.
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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33