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Hockey pro, Ray Bourque, was born on December 28, 1960, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. Bourque is a former hockey player and Hockey Hall of Famer who currently holds the records for most goals, assists and points by a defenceman in the NHL. Ray Bourque played with the Boston Bruins for 21 seasons. He played for the Bruins and Colorado Avalanche.
Ray Bourque played for Team Canada in the Canada Cup in 1981, 1984 and 1987. He also played for the NHL All-Stars in Rendez-vous '87 against the Soviet Union, and played for the Canadian team in the 1998 Winter Olympics, leading all defencemen in scoring.
Bourque requested a trade in early 2000 from the Bruins so he would have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. On March 6, 2000, Bourque was traded to Colorado with fellow veteran Dave Andreychuk for Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier, Samuel Påhlsson and a first round draft pick.
Although Bourque played just a season and a half with the Colorado Avalanche, he proved to be a force both on the ice and in the locker room, leading Colorado defencemen in scoring, and being named an alternate captain and making the First All-Star team in his final season. Finally, on June 9, 2001, after 22 seasons, the Avalanche — and Bourque — won the Stanley Cup, in what proved to be Bourque's final game as a player. Bourque was the first player since the tradition was established to carry the Stanley Cup on the victory lap before the team captain, Joe Sakic.
Bourque retired with regular season records 410 goals and 1169 assists for 1579 points. Bourque passed Paul Coffey in his final season to become all time leader in goals, assist and points a defenceman.
Ray Bourque was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004, the first season he was eligible. His uniform number #77 has been retired by both the Bruins and the Avalanche; he is one of only five players (Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky, and Mark Messier) whose jersey has been retired by more than one club. His birthplace of Saint-Laurent named the Arena-Raymond-Bourque in his honour.
Ray Bourque still lives in the Boston area, remaining active in several local charities, and was named a Boston Bruins team consultant on November 3, 2005. He is also the co-owner of an Italian restaurant called Tresca in Boston's North End.