Justin Bourne

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Justin Bourne
Born (1982-12-12) December 12, 1982 (age 32)
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for Alaska Aces
Utah Grizzlies
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Reading Royals
Idaho Steelheads
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–2009

Justin Bourne (born December 12, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He is currently The editor for The Score's hockey blog Backhand Shelf.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Writing career[edit]

Bourne's writing career began after a serious jaw injury forced him into retirement.[2] 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.[3]

Personal[edit]

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[edit]

  • Played in the 2007–08 ECHL All-Star game

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Vernon Vipers BCHL 60 32 44 76 52
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
2006–07 Alaska Aces ECHL 9 3 3 6 4 8 3 2 5 6
2007–08 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 50 16 15 31 46 13 2 0 2 2
2007–08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 16 2 3 5 2
2008–09 Reading Royals ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 11 1 1 2 21
AHL totals 16 2 3 5 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Johnson, Justin Bourne Named All-Stars". Utah Grizzlies. 2008-01-14. 
  2. ^ Bourne, Justin (2009-02-15). "Justin Bourne's Blog: A love-hate relationship with hockey". The Hockey News. 
  3. ^ Wyshynski, Greg (2008-11-25). "Does Brian Burke's gay son change anything for hockey culture?". Puck Daddy Blog. Yahoo! Sports. 

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