Phil Bourque
Position Left Wing/Defence
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) The Old Two Niner
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
196 lb (89 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born June 8 1962 (1962-06-08) (age 57),
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Pro Career 1982 – 2000

Phil Bourque (born June 8, 1962, in Chelmsford, Massachusetts) is a former National Hockey League left wing and defenceman. He was never selected in the NHL Entry Draft; instead, he was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 4, 1982.

Playing careerEdit

Bourque joined the Penguins organization after playing two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kingston Canadians. He joined the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks for the 1982–83 season, and made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh in 1983–84, playing in five games.

Bourque would not become a mainstay on the Penguins roster until the 1988–89 season, during which he played in all 80 of the team's games. He would be a member of the Penguin teams which won the Stanley Cup in the 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons. He would leave the Penguins after the 1992 Cup victory, and play sparingly with the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators. Just prior to the 1994–95 NHL lockout, Bourque was nearly killed when he took a 40-foot fall down a cliff near Arizona's Lake Powell. He suffered three broken vertebrae in his neck, a broken skull, a shattered sinus cavity, a broken cheekbone and a broken nose in the incident.

Bourque left the NHL after the 1995–96 season. He played with the IHL's Chicago Wolves for one season, and then spent three seasons playing in Germany before retiring following the 1999–2000 season.

Bourque currently works as the color commentator alongside Mike Lange for Penguins radio broadcasts. Bourque is lovingly known by Penguins faithful as the Ol' Two-Niner. Bourque's final segment of the Penguins pre-game broadcasts is known as "Two Minutes with the Ol' Two-Niner." in which Bourque interviews a player, coach, or personality relevant to the upcoming game.

In his NHL career, Bourque appeared in 477 games. He scored 88 goals and added 111 assists. He also appeared in 56 playoff games, scoring 13 goals and recording 12 assists.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81Kingston CanadiansOHL4744846
1981–82Kingston CanadiansOHL6711405111140000
1982–83Baltimore SkipjacksAHL651151693
1983–84Baltimore SkipjacksAHL585172296
1983–84Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL501112
1984–85Baltimore SkipjacksAHL79615211641325723
1985–86Baltimore SkipjacksAHL7481826226
1985–86Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL40002
1986–87Baltimore SkipjacksAHL49151631183
1986–87Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL2223532
1987–88Muskegon LumberjacksIHL5216365266612316
1987–88Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL214121620
1988–89Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL80172643971141566
1989–90Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL76221739108
1990–91Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL7820143410624671316
1991–92Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL58101626582134725
1992–93New York RangersNHL556142039
1993–94New York RangersNHL160118
1993–94Ottawa SenatorsNHL112350
1994–95Ottawa SenatorsNHL3843720
1995–96Detroit VipersIHL3641317701013410
1995–96Ottawa SenatorsNHL1311214
1996–97Chicago WolvesIHL77714215040222
1997–98Rosenheim Star BullsDEL40471160
1998–99Hamburg Crocodiles2.GBun358202898
1999–00Hamburg Crocodiles2.GBun3617857
NHL totals4778811119951656131225107

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