Ray Bourque is one of the best defensemen in the history of the NHL, as he holds records for most career goals, assists, and points from anyone that has played the position. In the 1979 NHL Draft, Bourque was selected as the eighth overall pick by the Boston Bruins. Bourque had no problem adjusting to the NHL and was immediately considered one of the best defenseman in the NHL. In his rookie season, Bourque won the Calder Memorial Trophy for being the best rookie, was a First-Team All-Star, and set a then-rookie record with 65 points by a defenseman.
Starting in 1985 Bourque became the team captain for the Bruins, a position he first shared with Rick Middleton but held solely following Middleton’s retirement 1988. Bourque remained team captain longer than any player in Boston’s franchise history and at the time of his retirement, longer than anyone in NHL history. During his Bruins career, Bourque was an All-Star 19 times, won the Norris Trophy for best defenseman four times, and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for best leadership on and off the ice once. For Bourque’s 1999-2000 season he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche. After helping lead the Avalanche to the seventh Game of the Conference Finals in his first year in Colorado, Bourque came back for a second season in 2000-01 and was named the team's alternate captain. He had yet another All-Star season and brought the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup Finals where they squared off against the New Jersey Devils. Bourque scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 and Colorado won the series in seven games giving Bourque that elusive Stanley Cup victory.
There have been very few players in the NHL to be as consistently excellent as Ray Bourque was during his career. As the leader of the Bruins and eventually the Avalanche there was no one better than Bourque and now his fans can find autographed memorabilia to celebrate his Hall of Fame career. Our signed collectibles are sure to look amazing on display in your home or office and are invaluable to any collector. Every autographed collectible that sportmemorabilia.com offers comes 100% guaranteed authentic.
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