Troy Bourke

by Hayden Soboleski on February 9, 2017

 

 

Troy Bourke, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 176

Born: 1994-03-30

Hometown: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Drafted: 2012 by Colorado, 72nd overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 - The good news: Bourke is on pace for his best AHL season yet. The bad news: that pace is still set by only 16 points in 47 games played so far. He has been surpassed on the depth chart and it would take a miracle for Bourke to receive a call-up over many other options. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2016 - Today marks the start of yet another rookie tournament for Troy Bourke. After only nine points in 56 AHL games last season (which included a stint in the ECHL), he should be on zero fantasy radars. New coaching may value his responsibility and increase his ice-time, but its unlikely to amount to anything with more talented players set to enter the roster this year and next. Hayden Soboleski

 

January 2016 - Bourke's offensive has once again dwindled with only eight points in 31 games so far on the conference's third-highest-scoring team. He doesn't receive powerplay time (0 PPP), doesn't shoot the puck often (26 SOG), and doesn't rack in penalties (12 PIM), making his fantasy value close to nil even if he becomes a reliable two-way player. Hayden Soboleski

 

May 2015 – Bourke tallied 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 22 PIM in 61 games in his first full season in the AHL. Despite his excellent hockey sense, he finished the season with only two powerplay goals and only 57 shots on goal. Bourke will need to give himself more offensive opportunities to become a consistent producer, but his strong two-way play has been noted and could lead to NHL call-ups if he is strong enough. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2014 – Bourke played the majority of last season for the Prince George Cougars of the WHL. His point total trailed only that of Todd Fiddler’s. He ended the season with 29 goals and 56 assists in 69 games, good for 17th in the league. He also competed in 15 contests with the Lake Erie Monsters, putting up seven points and six PIMs. Next year, Bourke will get his first full season in the AHL. In May of 2014, Bourke signed a three-year entry-level contact with the Avalanche. These next few years in the AHL will tell us a lot about Bourke’s potential future in the NHL. Chris Bagwell

 

June 2012 – Bourke is a small energy forward with a solid skill set. Bourke is a decent skater and has excellent vision. He had a solid WHL campaign where he scored 56 points in 71 games for the Prince George Cougars. Bourke was also named to Team Canada for the Under-18 World Championship where he had seven points in seven games in a two-way role. Bourke needs to improve his overall game and build strength so he can overcome his small frame. The Colorado Avalanche took him in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

Fantasy Outlook D

Small, quick player that has yet to prove himself in the AHL and is too old to get priority ice time.

 

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