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A Closer Look at Rangers’ Prospect Ryan Bourque

Over at the New York Rangers’ web site they are profiling the team’s top 20 prospects, which is a terrific feature.

Today, the focus is on Ryan Bourque:

Even if they didn’t know his last name, most hockey fans would probably be able to tell that Rangers prospect Ryan Bourque is the son of one of the greatest players in NHL history.

Ryan, a 19-year-old forward selected by the Blueshirts in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at Montreal, bears a striking facial resemblance to his famous father, Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, whose legendary 22 seasons with the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche ended with NHL career records for goals, assists and points by a defenseman.

At 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Ryan is also very close to Ray’s size at the same age, but when it comes to hockey, both he and his older brother Chris, a Washington Capitals prospect with 33 NHL games under his belt, have differentiated themselves in a basic way, choosing to play forward rather than the position forever associated with their dad.

Click here for more on No. 77’s son.


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Patrick has a tremendous passion for hockey. Besides covering the Rangers and the NHL for Kukla's Korner, you can also find Patrick's work over at Sportsnet.ca, The Red Light District Hockey Blog, NHL Home Ice, and Liam Maguire's Ultimate Hockey web site.

Prior to writing for the above mentioned outlets, you could find Patrick's musings at hockey web sites/outlets such as TheHockeyNews.com, TheFourthPeriod.com, Spector's Hockey, Hokeja Vestnesis, Blueshirt Bulletin, SNYRangersBlog.com and many more.

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