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Joseph Alain Michaël Bournival (born May 31, 1992) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche.

Michaël Bournival
Michael Bournival - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Bournival with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
Born (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 27)
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 71st overall, 2010
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2012–2019

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Bournival played in the 2005 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Mauricie.[1]

Bournival was drafted 7th overall by the Shawinigan Cataractes in the 2008 QMJHL Entry Draft. After completing his second season with 62 points in 58 games, Bournival was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round (71st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. On November 11, 2010, the Avalanche traded Bournival to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Ryan O'Byrne.[2]

During his final season in 2011–12 as captain with the Shawinigan Cataractes, Bournival was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Canadiens on December 21, 2011.[3] In 2012, the Cataractes won their first Memorial Cup.[citation needed]

On October 17, 2013, Bournival scored his first NHL goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 5-3 victory game at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.[4]

At the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, having been unable to return to the NHL, Bournival was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Canadiens and was released to free agency. On July 1, 2016, Bournival was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[5] On January 12, 2017, Bournival skated in his 100th career NHL game, which came in a 4-2 Lightning win over the Buffalo Sabres.[6]

On July 14, 2017, Bournival signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Lightning.[7] On April 19, 2018, Bournival signed a one-year extension with the Lightning.[8]

On March 17, 2018, during a game against the Laval Rocket, Bournival tore his ACL. He required surgery, and missed the rest of the 2017–18 season.[9] On April 19, 2018, Bournival signed a one-year extension with the Lightning.[10] He had surgery soon after and missed the start of 2018–19 season.

Bournival returned to action on November 17, 2018, coincidentally against the Laval Rocket, eight months after his knee injury. Only thirteen days later, against the Cleveland Monsters, he sustained a shoulder injury which ended his season. He opted into surgery on his shoulder.[11]

With injury's limiting Bournival to just 5 games with the Crunch and taking an toll on his health, Bournival opted to retire from professional hockey after 7 seasons on June 14, 2019.[12]

International playEdit

 
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2012 Canada

Bournival was selected and participated at the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, helping Canada claim the bronze medal.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 46 11 11 22 29 21 1 3 4 12
2009–10 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 58 24 38 62 37 6 2 2 4 6
2010–11 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 56 28 36 64 28 12 5 8 13 10
2011–12 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 41 30 26 56 27 11 1 6 7 12
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 10 20 30 26
2013–14 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 7 7 14 18 14 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 2 1 3 2
2014–15 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 12 3 6 9 8
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 29 3 2 5 4
2015–16 St. John's IceCaps AHL 20 1 7 8 12
2016–17 Syracuse Crunch AHL 38 9 10 19 18 22 8 7 15 14
2016–17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 19 2 1 3 2
2017–18 Syracuse Crunch AHL 57 15 19 34 55
2017–18 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 113 12 10 22 24 14 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WHC17 5th 5 2 3 5 6
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 2 1 3 2
2012 Canada WJC   6 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 17 4 5 9 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Avs defenseman O'Byrne brings size, hunger to improve". Denver Post. November 11, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "The Canadiens sign Bournival to a three-year contract". Montreal Canadiens. December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Basu, Arpon (October 19, 2013). "Canadiens recover to beat Blue Jackets". NHL. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Lightning sign free agent forward Michael Bournival". Tampa Bay Lightning. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Long, Corey (January 12, 2017). "Ben Bishop wins return to Lightning". NHL.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ @Allovimo (July 14, 2017). "Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign forward Michael Bournival". rawcharge.com. SB Nation: Raw Charge. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Lightning sign forward Michael Bournival to one-year, two-way contract". NHL.com. Tampa Bay Lightning. April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Lindsay Kramer (March 23, 2018). "Syracuse Crunch forward out for the season with knee injury". syracuse.com. syracuse.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lightning sign forward Michael Bournival to one-year, two-way contract". NHL.com. Tampa Bay Lightning. April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Lindsay Kramer (December 10, 2018). "Surgery will likely end season of Syracuse Crunch's Michael Bournival". syracuse.com. syracuse.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Syracuse Crunch (June 14, 2019). "Thank you for everything Michael!". Twitter. Retrieved June 14, 2019.

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