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Gabriel Bourque
Gabriel Bourque
Left Wing  - NSH
(gah-BREE-ehl BOHRK)
Number: 57
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 23, 1990  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Rimouski, QC, Canada
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Drafted: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (132nd overall) PROSPECT BIO
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.

2011-12: Ranked ninth in points per game among NHL rookies who appeared in at least half their team’s games (.44)… Scored his first career game-winning goal on March 24 vs. Winnipeg… Started the season with Milwaukee (AHL), playing 25 games, before being recalled for the remainder of the season on Dec. 27… Led the Admirals in assists (14) prior to his recall. PLAYOFFS: Tied for the team lead in goals (3), and ranked third in points (5)… Tied for third among rookie forwards in goals, and tied for sixth in points… Ranked eighth among rookie forwards in hits (21)… Set franchise records for points (3g-1a-4pts) and plus-minus rating (+5) by a rookie in a playoff series in the WCQ vs. Detroit… Scored two goals, including the game winner, in his NHL playoff debut – Game One of the WCQ vs. Detroit – becoming the third player in the last 14 playoff years to attain the feat.

2010-11: Played his first professional season with Milwaukee (AHL), ranking third on the team in goals (18)… Paced Admiral forwards in games played in 2010-11 (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 playoffs MVP after pacing all skaters in goals (19) and ranking third in points (29) in 21 games during the postseason… Also 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 Championships… 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… Participated in 2009 Canada’s National Junior Team Development Camp… Led all Baie-Comeau rookies in points (28), goals (10) and assists (18) in 2007-08.

BACKGROUND:

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

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