Here’s the rundown on left wing Alex Bourret:
2010-11 stats [career]: 12 goals, 37 points, 68 penalty minutes, -20 rating in 42 games
Quote: “The team’s pretty happy with the way I played. I was off the ice too. I did pretty good in that part. I don’t know about next year, but this year I’m pretty happy with what I did.”
Pros: Bourret is one of the most dynamic offensive players ever to come through Ontario. With him at left wing and Jordan Morrison at center, the Reign had a bona fide top-line pair that was as good as any they faced last season. Fighting and killing penalties weren’t his strengths, but Bourret was willing to do both when needed.
Cons: The minus-20 rating isn’t entirely his fault, but is still pretty hard to amass in only 42 games. Bourret’s fights often took him off the ice when he would have been more effective on it. He will be 25 next season and might not have the patience to stick around if the AHL call doesn’t come.