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Ray Borque

Ray Borque
Arguably the top Defenceman in his era, Ray Bourque would finish his career as the highest scoring blueliner in NHL history. Bourque would be named to a staggering nineteen Post Season All Star Teams and would win the James Norris Trophy five times.

His impact in Boston was immediate as he won the Calder Trophy and became a fan favorite not just in Massachusetts but around the National Hockey League. This is probably why the hockey world celebrated when Bourque finally won a Stanley Cup…in a Colorado Avalanche uniform at the end of his career. That cheering was even in Boston, which considering how that fan base is not known for cheering anybody outside of their own. As expected, Ray Bourque was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Elected In: Thursday, 01 January 2004
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Norris Trophy (5) (1987, 1988, 1990, 1991 & 1994)
    Calder Trophy (1980)
    King Clancy Award (1) (1992)
    First Team All Star (13) (1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 & 2001)
    Second Team All Star (6) (1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995 & 1999)
    All Star Games (19) (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001)
    Stanley Cup Rings (1) (Colorado Avalanche 2001)

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