Today, the Vancouver Canucks sadly announced that their top prospect, defenseman Luc Bourdon, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident this afternoon.
Bourdon was the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He played in 27 games this past season for the Nucks, registering 2 goals and 20 PIM. He also played 41 games for the AHL Manitoba Moose, scoring six goals and adding eight assists and 68 PIM.
According to reports, Bourdon bought a motorcycle two days ago. Today, he collided with a tractor-trailer after losing control of the bike. There have been rumors of winds gusting up to 50MPH, which may have contributed to the accident.
This is the first death of an active NHL player since Sergei Zholtok in November of the lockout year.
The Canucks organization has suffered a big loss, and the entire NHL will mourn. There will be a moment of silence before Saturday's game four of the Stanley Cup final.
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