Troy Bourke

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Troy Bourke
Troy Bourke (cropped).jpg
Bourke with the Lake Erie Monsters in 2014
Born (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 27)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Oulun Kärpät
Lake Erie Monsters
San Antonio Rampage
Syracuse Crunch
Schwenninger Wild Wings
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2012
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2014present

Troy Bourke (born March 30, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who is currently playing for Oulun Kärpät in the Liiga. He was selected 72nd overall, by the Colorado Avalanche, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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Playing career

Bourke was raised in Onoway, Alberta, and was first selected by the Prince George Cougars 26th overall in the 2009 Western Hockey League bantam draft after a bantam career with the PAC Timberwolves in the AMBHL. In the 2009–10 season, he first played midget hockey in the Alberta Midget Hockey League with the St. Albert Raiders and was selected as the AMHL top player before joining the Cougars at the completion of his midget season to begin his major junior hockey career.

With increasing his production in each of his first two full WHL seasons, Bourke as a then diminutive sized forward was selected 72nd overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. As the Cougars Captain in his final junior season, Bourke led the team with 56 assists and finished second with 85 points, however was unable to help Prince George qualify for the playoffs in the 2013–14 season. Bourke was then signed to an amateur try-out contract with the Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters on March 19, 2014. [1] Two days later, Bourke made an impact in his professional debut in scoring a goal and two assists, in a 5-0 victory over the Rochester Americans. [2] With the Monsters also out of playoff contention, Bourke finished the season with 7 points in 15 games.

On May 29, 2014, Bourke was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Avalanche. [3] Upon attending Colorado's NHL training camp, Bourke was reassigned to Lake Erie to begin his first full professional season in 2014–15. [4]

On June 26, 2017, Bourke as a restricted free agent, was not tendered a qualifying contract by the Colorado Avalanche, thus ending his three-year tenure within the organization in releasing him to free agency. [5] With no NHL contract offers over the summer, Bourke signed a one-year AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch on September 26, 2017. [6]

Bourke remained within the Crunch organization for two seasons, splitting the 2018–19 season, between the AHL and ECHL with affiliate, the Orlando Solar Bears.

As a free agent with his career prospects stalling, Bourke opted to pursue a European career, agreeing to a one-year contract with German club, Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), on May 16, 2019. [7]

Following two productive seasons in the DEL, Bourke left Germany as a free agent and was signed to a one-year contract with Finnish club, Oulun Kärpät of the Liiga, on May 28, 2021. [8]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2009–10St. Albert Raiders AMHL 342726532452024
2009–10 Prince George Cougars WHL 53034
2010–11 Prince George CougarsWHL681923422040110
2011–12 Prince George CougarsWHL7118385656
2012–13 Prince George CougarsWHL6315355037
2013–14 Prince George CougarsWHL6929568562
2013–14 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 153476
2014–15 Lake Erie MonstersAHL619132222
2015–16 San Antonio Rampage AHL5627930
2015–16 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 9561161679166
2016–17 San Antonio RampageAHL749152420
2017–18 Syracuse Crunch AHL6101270000
2017–18 Adirondack Thunder ECHL221022321852242
2018–19 Syracuse CrunchAHL251566
2018–19 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL3011344518101458
2019–20 Schwenninger Wild Wings DEL 5013213440
2020–21 Schwenninger Wild WingsDEL3615193414
AHL totals2372544698670000
Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
Ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2012 Znojmo

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2011 Canada Pacific U17 Bronze medal icon.svg635814
2012 Canada WJC18 Bronze medal icon.svg70772
Junior totals133121516

Awards and honours

AwardYear
AMHL
Top Forward2009–10 [9]

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References

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  2. "Monsters 5, Americans 0". American Hockey League. 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
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  9. "Cougars prospects invited to U17 camps". Prince George Cougars. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2014-09-28.