May 30

NHL Rookie Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Just when Luc Bourdon’s life started to get exciting, it was time to go.  The promising rookie defenseman of the Vancouver Canucks died Thursday when his motorcycle hit a tractor-trailer near his hometown. At 21, Bourdon already had a string of victories under his belt.  He played on the Canadian team that won the gold medal at the 2007 world junior hockey championship in Vancouver and made the tournament’s all-star team. He also helped Canada win another gold at the 2007 tournament in Sweden.

Luc was the first-round draft pick of the Canucks in 2005, selected 10th overall. This season, he split time with the Canucks and the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

He was described as a persevering person which made him realize his dream of becoming a talented hockey player at such a young age.  Well, just like in hockey, in life you never know where the puck intends to go.

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