26-Year-Old Left Wing – Colorado Avalanche
Gabriel Bourque Contract Information:
Signed a professional tryout agreement with the Avalanche in August 2016.
Bourque will attend Avalanche training camp on a professional tryout agreement, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Bourque finished last season with career-highs in goals (nine), assists (17) and points (26). He played most of the season in a checking-line role for the Preds and will likely fill a similar role this season. Bourque is one of those what-you-see-is-what-you-get type players. There's not a lot of upside there, but you can probably pencil him for a consistent 20-ish points year in and year out, provided he stays healthy. If there’s room for a guy like that on your fantasy roster, then draft away.
Bourque once again played the majority of last season in a checking-line role, yet still managed to deliver 16 points in 34 games, and his 11 goals were second-most on the team. Bourque could be in line for a spot on the team's second line given the departure of Sergei Kostitsyn and Martin Erat, but the addition of free agent Viktor Stalberg might mean he winds up on the team's third line once again. He's good value in deeper formats, though, so keep an eye on him in the later rounds of your fantasy draft.
Bourque played the majority of last season in a checking-line role, yet still managed to deliver 19 points in 43 games in his rookie campaign. He’s a versatile forward who should continue to see the majority of time on either the third or fourth line, so there’s not much to get excited about. However, he might be worth a flyer for those of you in very deep fantasy formats.