Player Profile: Mavrik Bourque

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Who is Mavrik Bourque? Here is a player profile with the lowdown on Bourque.

Bourque was drafted 30th overall in the first round by the Dallas Stars in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 21-year-old center was born on January 8, 2002, in Plessisville, Quebec, Canada, and is a Dallas Stars prospect forward after signing a three-year, entry-level contract worth $2.775 million on March 1, 2021.

Since 2020, Bourque has been playing for the Dallas Stars’ AHL affiliate, Texas Stars, in Cedar Park, Texas, which is around 191 miles south of Dallas. He previously played for the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL and the Trois-Rivières Estacades of the QMAAA.

Standing at 5’11” and 185 lbs, Bourque might not be an ideal forward for the Dallas Stars. However, Bourque’s ability to light up the scoreboard as a finisher with his wrist shot, along with his vision and passing skills, makes up for his debatable shortcomings. A hockey game’s overall intensity could work against him, but he could play a more controlled game without losing his attitude and zest.

Bourque is an efficient, point-producing forward, but there’s more to know about the arguable second-best Dallas Stars prospect.

Mavrik Bourque isn’t related to former Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque or former Chicago Blackhawks forward Rene Bourque, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t NHL-caliber talent in Mavrik.

Bourque has reportedly helped forward, and roommate Logan Stankoven learn an important Year One lesson as a first-year forward. Stankoven told 100 Degree Hockey: “I’ve just been kind of asking little tips about how [Bourque’s] season went last year … The things that he had to deal with. Obviously, he had a really good second half to his year and finished off well in playoffs. [I’m] just trying to follow in his steps and learn from his first year and take that into my first year.”

Do you think the Dallas Stars will promote Bourque this year? Let me know in the comments.

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Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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