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
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.
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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.
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