Vancouver Canuck Luc Bourdon

TSN reports that Vancouver Canucks defenceman Luc Bourdon was killed in a motorcycle accident in northern New Brunswick on Thursday. He was 21.

“Luc was a winner, he was a competitor,” said Kent Hughes, his agent. “There was no quit in him. He persevered through a lot. He was a great guy and a great teammate.” Hughes added that he never knew about his client’s new hobby. “I had no idea,” he explained to CKNW in Vancouver. “Another client of ours, Kris Letang, said Luc let him know he was riding his dad’s motorcycle with some friends a week or two ago. I have since been told – though I don’t know – that he actually bought a motorcycle two days ago.”

Canucks GM Mike Gillis made this statement:

“We are deeply saddened by today™s news and on behalf of the entire Vancouver Canucks organization, I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to Luc™s family. Luc was an extremely talented player with a bright future. He brought great passion to the game and was a valued team member on and off the ice. He will be greatly missed.

Bourdon was one of the Canucks’ top prospects and an asset former GM Dave Nonis hesitated to include in any potential deal for more scoring.