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PHANTOMS PROFILE: MARC-ANDRE BOURDON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc-Andre Bourdon is a young defenseman propsect in the Philadelphia Flyers system who comes to the team from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. His style of much more crash than flash makes him one of the team’s most reliable blueliners.

While some of his teammates receive more accolades as a result of scoring goals or making saves, Bourdon is often the guy making the solid play in the background, which prevents an opposing forward from cashing in on a rebound and allows his teammates to go on a 2-on-1 in the other direction.

For example, the headlines in the Phantoms’ 2-1 win at the Springfield Falcons on November 4 were that Garrett Klotz and Jon Kalinski scored goals, and that Michael Leighton was the winning goalie with 20 saves on 21 shots. However, it was a blocked shot by Bourdon, which goes totally unnoticed in the box score, that foiled a Springfield rush and allowed Garrett Klotz to lead a rush and score the game’s first goal.

No flash, but a lot of crash for Bourdon, who played an unheralded, yet huge role in the team’s win over the Falcons.

Bourdon has been performing his duties and always getting better at them for three seasons with the Phantoms. During that time, the 22-year-old has appeared in 116 games, which are second all-time among Adirondack Phantoms defensemen behind only his friend and roommate, Kevin Marshall.

He went from being the very youngest player in the first season of the Adironack Phantoms in 2009-10 at only 20-years-old to being one who is the most tenured in Glens Falls.

He originally came to the Phantoms with some impressive accolades. Bourdon won the QMJHL’s Defensive Player of the Year award, and advanced to the Memorial Cup Finals with Rimouski Oceanic. And he was twice named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team. The Flyers had grabbed him up in the third round of 2008 with the 67th overall pick and called him up to their AHL team after three seasons in the "Q."

After losing some time last season due to injury, Bourdon got the opportunity to get in some extra games down south in the ECHL with Greenville, S.C. during their playoff run. That extra work has also paid off for Bourdon who enters his third season in the professional ranks ready to help guide the team's run to the post-season.


Q: Who is your role model(s)?
Bourdon: My mother.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
Bourdon: I do a pretty good beat box.

Click here to here Marc-Andre Bourdon’s beat-boxing skills!


Q: Who would play you in a movie?
Bourdon: That guy from Knocked Up and Pineapple Express. What was his name? Seth Rogen!

Q: What TV show do you never miss?
Bourdon: Family Guy.

Q: Kevin Marshall is your roommate. What makes him a good person to live with?
Bourdon: He smells good.


Check out this video of Bourdon taking on his current teammate Tom Sestito in a fight at the GFCC, when Sestito played for the Springfield Falcons



 



 

 

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