Canucks rookie Luc Bourdon owned a motorcycle only several days before dying when the bike veered into the path of a truck, close friend Kris Letang of the Penguins said Friday, according to an Associated Press report.
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Canucks' Bourdon Killed In Motorcycle Crash
Luc Bourdon, 21, a promising rookie defenseman with the Canucks, was killed Thursday when his motorcycle struck a tractor-trailer in a crash near his hometown, according to an Associated Press report. His death was confirmed by sister Eve Bourdon and stepmother Maryse Godin. Both declined further comment when reached at the family?s home in Shippagan.
Canucks' Vigneault Signs Extension
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault agreed Thursday to a contract extension through the 2009-10 season, as reported by the Associated Press. Vigneault guided the Canucks to a 88-59-17 record over the last two seasons.
Canucks Fire Two Assistant Coaches
The Canucks fired Assistant Coaches Barry Smith and Mike Kelly on Wednesday, as reported by the Canadian Press. The coaches were informed of the decision by Head Coach Alain Vigneault. It?s the first personnel move made since new Canucks' GM Mike Gillis took over the club.