SHIPPAGAN, N.B. – Luc Bourdon, a defenceman with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, has been killed in a motorcycle crash in northern New Brunswick.
Bourdon’s sister, Eve Bourdon, has confirmed the death.
RCMP in Shippagan, N.B., won’t confirm the identity of the victim but say the driver of a motorcycle was killed at about 12:30 p.m. AT Thursday in crash near Shippagan.
Bourdon, 21, was the first-round pick of the Canucks, 10th overall, in the 2005 NHL draft.
He was a member of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2007 world junior hockey championship.
Bourdon was born in Shippagan.