|BIRTHPLACE:||Lac La Biche, AB, CAN|
|AHL All-Rookie Team (2005) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Trophy (AHL - Top Rookie) (2005) Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 29, 2004. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Calgary's 2nd round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Brad Ross) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 1, 2008. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Patrick Holland and Calgary's 2nd round choice in 2013 Entry Draft for Michael Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and Montreal's 5th round choice (Ryan Culkin) in 2012 Entry Draft, January 12, 2012.|
Played his 400th NHL career game on October 20 against the New York Rangers.
Had a 4-game point streak (December 1 to 6), posting a 3-2-5 record.
Bourque played his first game in a Canadiens uniform on January 15, 2012 at the Bell Centre.
Scored his first goal with the Canadiens and maintained a plus-1 differential on January 21 at Toronto.
Notched his 1st assist with the Canadiens on February 2 at New Jersey.
Scored one goal and maintained a plus-2 differential on February 11 at Toronto.
Rene Bourque was acquired by the Canadiens on January 12, 2012 as part of a trade that sent forward Michael Cammalleri to the Calgary Flames.
In both 2009-10 and 2010-11, Bourque ranked second on the Flames in goals scored with 27, finishing just behind captain Jarome Iginla.