Via John on Twitter, I just heard an unconfirmed report that Vancouver Canucks prospect Luc Bourdon had been killed in a motorcycle accident. There are no details at the moment, but I’ll update this post as soon as I turn some up.
I watched Bourdon play at the World Juniors in 2006, and he was excellent. Condolences to his family.
UPDATE: Here’s an English-language article from TSN.
UPDATE #2: Somebody came by saying that she was friend of Bourdon’s and left a comment. For what it’s worth, her IP address checks out:
Hi, i’m from Shippagan and i’ve known Luc since i was in kintergarden. Luc was just passing his girlfriend and it was really windy and his coat got stock or something and he lost control of his bike and got hitted by a tractor-trailer. His girlfriend has seen everything. We are all with the family and with Charlyne, his girlfriend.
xxxxx R.I.P Bourdon