Patrick Bordeleau

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Patrick Bordeleau
Patrick Bordeleau - Avs.jpg
Bordeleau in February 2014.
Born (1986-03-23) March 23, 1986 (age 31)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL Draft 114th overall, 2004
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2007–present

Patrick Bordeleau (born March 23, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who most recently played for the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing career

Bordeleau originally started his junior career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Val-d'Or Foreurs, he was the 4th Round choice (114th overall) for the Minnesota Wild in 2004 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Unsigned from the Wild, he turned professional during the 2007–08 season after leaving St. Thomas University in New Brunswick after only one game. He signed on a try-out with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL and played 10 games before moving on to a brief stint with the Wheeling Nailers before settling with the Pensacola Ice Pilots to finish out the season.[2]

In the following 2008–09 season, he initially remained in the ECHL signing with the Augusta Lynx.[3] On December 5, 2008 he was signed by the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League where he played six games with two assists before he was later released.[3]

After he was traded to fellow ECHL team, the Florida Everblades on January 5, 2009 he was recalled to the AHL and signed a try-out with the Springfield Falcons where he played four games until he was returned to the Everblades January 19, 2009.[3] Patrick played in 29 games for the Everblades posting 13 points and 81 Penalty minutes while coinciding with two further brief appearances in the AHL with the Lake Erie Monsters and the Milwaukee Admirals. At the conclusion of the season, Bordeleau had played with 6 different teams over two leagues and compiled a total of 15 games within the AHL.

Bordeleau in 2013.

In the 2009–10 season, Bordeleau signed an AHL contract to return to Lake Erie, and alongside fellow enforcer Josh Aspinland, Bordeleau carried the duties with his notable size as the Monsters enforcer. He played a professional high 60 games and recorded 106 penalty minutes to mark his first professional season in which he remained with the one team.

Upon re-signing with the Monsters prior to the 2010–11 season, Patrick was invited on a try-out to the Monsters National Hockey League affiliate, the Colorado Avalanche, training camp on September 15, 2010.[4] Bordeleau continued with the Avalanche throughout the pre-season and impressed to score a goal against the Dallas Stars in a 2-1 defeat on September 24, 2010.[5] With an injury to Avalanche enforcer, David Koci, Bordeleau remained until he was among the final cuts for Colorado's opening night roster and returned to Lake Erie on October 3, 2010.[6] Bordeleau remained with the Monsters for the duration of the season, and recorded career high 12 points in 72 games. On January 20, 2011, Bordeleau broke Lake Erie's franchise record for most penalty minutes which was previously 213 set by Mitch Love in 2007–08.

On June 9, 2011, he was signed to his first NHL contract with a one-year, two-way contract with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. After an early cut in the following Avalanche training camp, Bordeleau was again entrusted as the Monsters enforcer for the 2011–12 season, legitimizing himself as one of the AHL's premier heavyweights.

Bordeleau was re-signed by the Avalanche to a one-year contract on June 16, 2012.[7] With the 2012–13 NHL lockout in effect he was assigned directly to the Monsters. In returning for his fifth season, he became the Monsters longest tenured player in franchise history. After 29 games with Lake Erie, he was recalled to attend the Avalanche training camp upon the lifting of the Lockout. Bordeleau was subsequently included in the Avalanche opening night roster for the 2012–13 season.[8] On January 19, 2013, he made his NHL debut on the fourth line against the team that drafted him, the Minnesota Wild, in a 4-2 defeat.[9][10] Bordeleau featured in 46 of 48 games with the Avalanche, as the teams enforcer he led the club in hits with 116 and finished second in penalty minutes. He scored his first NHL goal on April 11, 2013, against the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-2 shootout defeat.[11]

On June 5, 2013, Bordeleau was signed to a three-year contract extension to remain with the Avalanche.[12] In the following 2013–14 season, he would appear in all 82 games and posted a career high 6 goals and 11 points, whilst leading the team in hits for a second consecutive season.

In the 2014–15 season, Bordeleau's streak of 102 games played with Colorado would come to a halt after it was revealed Bordeleau received off-season back surgery and was expected to miss the opening three months of the campaign.[13] After missing the first 31 games of the season, Bordeleau was activated and made his season debut against the Buffalo Sabres on December 20, 2014.[14] During the contest Bordeleau suffered a fractured kneecap which ruled him out from the remainder of the season.[15]

At the conclusion of his contract, having not appeared with the Avalanche in the 2015–16 season, Bordeleau left as a free agent. Unable to earn another NHL contract with the League moving away from fighting, on August 24, 2016, Bordeleau opted to sign abroad, agreeing to a one-year deal for the 2016–17 season with Welsh club, the Cardiff Devils of the EIHL.[16]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 68 7 11 18 97 7 1 1 2 8
2004–05 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 63 14 24 38 51
2005–06 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 67 23 33 56 87 5 1 0 1 7
2006–07 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 8 4 3 7 34
2006–07 Valleyfield Braves QJAHL 8 2 6 8 26
2006–07 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 3 0 2 2 6
2006–07 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 17 7 12 19 26
2007–08 St. Thomas University CIS 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 10 1 2 3 11
2007–08 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 3 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 38 7 11 18 60
2008–09 Augusta Lynx ECHL 18 4 6 10 57
2008–09 Albany River Rats AHL 6 0 2 2 21
2008–09 Florida Everblades ECHL 29 4 9 13 81
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 4 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 3 0 1 1 17
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 60 1 2 3 106
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 72 2 10 12 125 7 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 52 4 4 8 96
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 29 2 5 7 91
2012–13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 46 2 3 5 70
2013–14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 6 5 11 115 7 0 0 0 10
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 San Antonio Rampage AHL 55 0 5 5 72
2016–17 Cardiff Devils EIHL 49 5 5 10 64 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 129 8 8 16 185 7 0 0 0 10

References

  1. ^ Chambers, Mike (2013-01-17). "Avalanche heavyweight enforcer Patrick Bordeleau set for NHL debut". Denver Post. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Patrick Bordeleau - career statistics". Hockeydb.com. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "Player Bio - Patrick Bordeleau". The Hockey News. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  4. ^ "2010-11 Avalanche training camp roster" (PDF). Colorado Avalanche. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Stars 2, Avalanche 1". CBS Sports. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Avs cut Stoa, Cohen and Bordeleau". Denver Post. 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  7. ^ "Avalanche signs Wilson". Colorado Avalanche. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  8. ^ "Avalanche cut Elliott, Sgarbossa to near NHL opening-night roster". Denver Post. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Joe Sacco wants Avalanche to be harder to play against". Denver Post. 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 
  10. ^ "Patrick Bordeleau, Finally in the show". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  11. ^ "Avs fall to Kings in shootout". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  12. ^ "Avalanche signs Patrick Bordeleau". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  13. ^ "Patrick Bordeleau out three months as veterans report for physicals". Denver Post. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  14. ^ "Tanguay, Pickard lead Avs past Sabres". National Hockey League. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-20. 
  15. ^ "Bordeleau back on the shelf". thescore.com. 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  16. ^ "Devils sign former NHL forward Patrick Bordeleau". EIHL. 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 

External links

  • Patrick Bordeleau career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  • Patrick Bordeleau career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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