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Ray Bourque Net Worth

Ray Bourque Net Worth is
$20 Million

Ray Bourque Biography

Born as Raymond Jean on the 28th December 1960 in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, Ray is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who spent 23 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), playing for the Boston Bruins (1979-2000), and Colorado Avalanche (2000-2001). During his career, Ray posted numerous records and won several prestigious awards, and was the Stanley Cup Champion with the Avalanche in 2001 season.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ray Bourque is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bourque’s net worth is as high as $20 million, earned largely through his successful career as an ice hockey player.

Ray Bourque Net Worth $20 Million

Ray grew up in his hometown, the fourth born in a family of five siblings. Ray started playing hockey professionally for the Trois-Rivières Draveurs in 1976 as he was selected in the third round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. However, he was traded to Sorel Black Hawks after just 39 games, in which he scored 3 goals and had 20 assists. He played for the Black Hawks until 1979, when he was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 1979 NHL Draft as the 8th overall pick, which marked the start of his career in the NHL. In his first season for the Bruins, Ray already showed both his defensive and offensive skills, earning 65 points in total and winning the Calder Trophy as he was named Rookie of the Year, and also made his first All-Star game appearance, the first defenseman in NHL history selected for All-Star in his rookie season.

Ray continued with excellent plays throughout his career and appeared in every season’s All-Star game until his retirement, 19 in total, 13 as a first-team selection and six as the second team. He became a legend of the Boston Bruins with most games played, most assists and most goals scored. During his career with the Bruins, his net worth also soared as he earned over $20 from contracts he had signed with the franchise over the years. Ray was the recipient of Norris Trophy five times, named as best defensive player in the league in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1994. Although he was a great player, he didn’t have support from his team, and in 21 seasons he spent with the Bruins, Ray played only two times in Stanley Cup finals but was unsuccessful.

Due to their inability to win the trophy, Ray demanded a trade from the club, and as a result, he was sent to the Colorado Avalanche before the end of the 1999-2000 season. The following year, Ray won the one trophy that eluded him all these years and became a Stanley Cup Champion, then just 17 days after lifting the trophy, Ray announced his retirement.

He finished his career with 1612 appearances, 410 goals, and 1169 points. Ray was inducted into the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, while his jersey number 77 was retired by both the Bruins and Avalanche, which made him one of six players, the other five being, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Hull, Gordie How, then Mark Messier and Patrick Roy, whose jersey number was taken out from use by two clubs. To speak further of honors he received, Ray’s name was given to a sports arena in his hometown of Saint-Laurent.

Aside from his successful career on a club level, Ray also played for the Canadian International Ice Hockey team, and has won two gold medals at the Canada Cup and also a silver medal at the same event.

He has now served as a Bruins team consultant since 2005.

Ray has also opened an Italian restaurant, Tresca, which is located in Boston’s North End. This has also increased his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Ray is married to Christianne with whom he has three children. Their two sons, Christian and Ryan have been involved in hockey and both are currently playing for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Ray is also well-known for his philanthropic activities, as he helps numerous local Boston charity organizations.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRay Bourque
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1960
Place Of BirthSaint-Laurent, Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Height1.8 m
Weight99 Kg
ProfessionIce hockey player
NationalityCanadian
SpouseChristianne Bourque
ChildrenChris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Melissa Bourque
ParentsRay Bourque Sr.
SiblingsRichard Bourque, Lise Desmarais
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bourque


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Coaching Consultant for the Boston Bruins. [November 2005]
2Announced retirement after playing 22 seasons with the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche [June 2001]
3Son Ryan (born January 3, 1991 in Boxford, MA) was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 3rd round (80th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
4Son Chris made his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals on 6 November 2007.
5Inducted in to the Hockey Hall of Fame, 2004 (first year of eligibility).
6Holds the NHL Record for most consecutive berths on an All-Star team.
7Only Gordie Howe has more berths then Ray on an All-Star team.
8Has known wife Christiane since they were both 11 years old.
9The fourth of five children.
10Before being traded to Colorado, Ray's first choice was to play with the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia offered the Bruins centre Daymond Langkow and defenseman Andy Delmore, but the Bruins rejected the trade
11In a ceremony retiring Phil Esposito's #7, Bourque, who had been wearing #7, removed his jersey at center ice and presented it to Esposito. Under Bourque's jersey was another jersey with #77. Reportedly, only Bourque and the Bruins's equipment manager knew ahead of time. [December 1987]
12Norris Trophy as the NHL's best Defenseman (1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1989-1990, 1990-1991 1993-1994)
13Traded at his request from the Boston Bruins to the Colorado Avalanche in an attempt to win his first Stanley Cup. [March 2000]
14NHL's all-time leading scorer among defensemen with 410 goals, 1169 assists for 1579 points in 1,612 games.
15Boston's 1st choice, 8th overall, in the 1979 NHL entry draft.
16All-time Bruins leader in games, assists and points with 395 goals and 1,111 assists for 1,506 points in 1,518 games.
17Announced his retirement 17 days after winning his first Stanley Cup. [June 2001]
18#14 of the top 50 NHL players of all time as rated by the Hockey News.
19Winner of 5 Norris Trophies (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994)
20Winner of 1996 NHL All Star Game MVP
21Winner of 1979-1980 Calder Trophy for Rookie Of The Year
22Played in every NHL All-Star Game in his career
23Only player to play on the hosting team twice (Boston, 1996, Colorado, 2001)
24Only one of two NHL players to make 1st All-Star team in first and last career seasons
25Named 14th Best Player in NHL History by the Hockey News (1998)
26Led NHL with 6,206 shots on goal in his career
27Led NHL in career plus/minus with +528
28Had his number 77 retired by both the Boston Bruins & Colorado Avalanche
29Children are Melissa, Ryan & Christopher


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wicked Bites2013TV Series
Les Boys IV2005Lui-même

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Off the Record2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
City of Champions: The Best of Boston Sports2005VideoHimself
NHL: All-Access!2001Video documentaryHimself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself (as Ray Bourque)
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
NHL Power Players: All-Stars of the Game1997VideoHimself
1984 NHL All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - Wales Conference Defenseman
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