- Led the team in Oct. with 3 powerplay goals (tied with T. Plekanec).
- Returned to action on Dec. 17 vs. PHX, after missing 7 games with an upper body injury suffered on Dec. 2 vs. NJD.
- Played his 100th career game with the Canadiens on Jan. 16 at OTT.
- Completed his 1st career hat trick in the playoffs on May 27 vs. NYR.
- Led the team in the playoffs in goals (8) and hits (52, tied with A. Emelin).
- Recorded his 1st point (assist) of the season on Jan. 24 at WSH
- Scored his 1st goal of the season and earned the 3rd star on Jan. 29 vs. WPG
- Had a 3-game point streak (Jan. 24 to 29), posting a 1-2-3 record
- Scored 2 goals and earned the 2nd star on Feb. 2 vs. BUF
- Produced 2 assists, 7 shots and a +2 differential on Feb. 7 at BUF
- Served 5 hits on Feb. 9 vs. TOR
- Scored the overtime game-winning goal on Feb. 14 at FLA
- Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Feb. 16 vs. PHI
- Had 6 hits at his return to action on April 9 vs. WSH, after missing 21 games due to a concussion suffered on Feb. 21 vs. NYI.
- 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.