December 12, 1982 |
Kelowna, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Alaska Aces
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Bourne played collegiate hockey for University of Alaska Anchorage before ending the 2006-07 season with the ECHL's Alaska Aces. He was signed the following year by the Utah Grizzlies, going on to score 10 goals and 10 assists in a 17 game stretch, and playing in the 2008 ECHL All-Star game.
Bourne's writing career began after a serious jaw injury forced him into retirement. In his first year as a columnist for USA Today, his piece on stopping the use of gay slurs in sports encouraged Brendan Burke to tell his story.
Justin's father Bob Bourne won the Stanley Cup four times as a centre for the New York Islanders. Justin is currently married to Brianna Bourne née Gillies, daughter of former NHL all-star Clark Gillies, and resides in Toronto, Ontario along with two cats, which he frequently tweets about.
Awards and achievements
- Played in the 2007–08 ECHL All-Star game
|2003–04||University of Alaska Anchorage||WCHA||40||4||13||17||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||University of Alaska Anchorage||WCHA||37||12||11||23||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||University of Alaska Anchorage||WCHA||35||5||8||13||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Alaska Anchorage||WCHA||37||10||21||31||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||16||2||3||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Keith Johnson, Justin Bourne Named All-Stars". Utah Grizzlies. 2008-01-14.
- Bourne, Justin (2009-02-15). "Justin Bourne's Blog: A love-hate relationship with hockey". The Hockey News.
- Wyshynski, Greg (2008-11-25). "Does Brian Burke's gay son change anything for hockey culture?". Puck Daddy Blog. Yahoo! Sports.