October 26, 1942|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)|
Edmonton Oil KingsEdmonton Nuggets 67/68
Roger Maurice Bourbonnais (born October 26, 1942) is a retired ice hockey player.
Bourbonnais played junior hockey for the Edmonton Oil Kings from 1960 to 1963. In his final year with the Oil Kings, he served as the team captain and led them to their first-ever Memorial Cup Championships.
After playing junior hockey, he was recruited by Father David Bauer to attend the University of British Columbia. While there, Bauer coached them to compete in the Winter Olympics as part of the Canadian National Team.
Bourbonnais competed in the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics and skated for Canada at the 1965, 1966 and 1967 IIHF World Championships. He won two bronze medals with the team under coach Bauer. His success on the international level drew attention from the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, however, he turned them down to pursue his law degree.
|1969||World & European Championships - Pool A||19||10||1||3||4||6|
|1968||Olympic Games—Men's Hockey||8||7||4||2||6||0|
|1967||World & European Championships—Pool A||14||7||2||3||5||6|
|1966||World & European Championships—Pool A||14||7||3||4||7||8|
|1965||World & European Championships—Pool A||14||7||0||0||0||4|
|1964||Olympic Games—Men's Hockey||8||7||0||5||5||0|
- "Bourbonnais To Be Inducted Into Alberta Hockey HOF". oilkings.ca. January 25, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
- Hawthorn, Tom (February 22, 2010). "Roger Bourbonnais: A man who knows the burden of carrying a country's hopes". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
- Graves, Wendy (August 14, 2014). "FOLLOWING IN HER GRANDFATHER'S FOOTSTEPS". hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
- Roger Bourbonnais career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- IIHF Hockey Hall of Fame bio
- 2011 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame bio
- Legends of Hockey.net
- Top 20 Players To Never Play in NHL
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