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.