Ray Bourque Boston Bruins Autographed Puck (Frozen Pond COA). Bourque's prowess led him to become one of the most honored players in hockey history. During his career, he was selected to thirteen NHL First Team (the most in history) and six Second Team All-Star squads, second in total in league history only to Gordie Howe and most amongst defensemen. He won the Norris Trophy as the top defenseman in the league five times, fourth all-time after Doug Harvey, Bobby Orr and Nicklas Lidstrom.
Among his numerous other records and honors are the following:
Retired third (second among defensemen), and is currently eighth (fourth among defensemen), in all-time games played with 1,612.
Retired second, and is currently fourth, in all-time assists with 1,169; this is still a record for defensemen.
Is eleventh in all-time points scored with 1,579.
Is first in all-time points scored by a defenseman with 1,579.
Is first in all-time defense goals scored with 410.
The career leader in shots on goal with 6,206, nearly one thousand ahead of the second leading shooter, Marcel Dionne. Led the NHL in shots in 1984, 1987, and 1995.
Is third in all-time cumulative plus-minus with 528, behind Larry Robinson and Orr.
Won the Norris Trophy in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1994.
Won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 1992.
Received the Lester Patrick Trophy in 2003.
Named a NHL First Team All-Star in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 2001.
Named a Second Team All-Star in 1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995 and 1999.
Became only the sixth defenseman in professional history to score 30 goals in a season (1984).
Became only the third defenseman in professional history to reach the 1,000 NHL points milestone (1992)
Is the Bruins' all-time career leader in games played (1,518), assists (1,111) and points (1,506), also ranking fourth in goals and first in assists with a single team (any position).
Registered his 1,528th point Oct. 25, 2000, vs. Nashville, passing Paul Coffey as the NHL's all-time leader among defensemen.
Registered his 1,137th assist Dec. 21, 2000, vs. L.A. Kings, passing Coffey for second place on the NHL's all-time assists list and first among defensemen.
Named to play in the All-Star Game for the 19th consecutive season, passing Wayne Gretzky for the league record, 2001; Bourque also appeared in the All-Star Game in every season that it was held during his career (there was no game in 1987 or 1995).
Was named the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game in 1996.
Is third all-time in playoff assists and tenth all-time in playoff points.
Won the NHL All-star Game Shooting Accuracy Competition in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997 - 2001. In 1998, three years before the end of his career, he was ranked number 14 on The Hockey News' list of the one hundred greatest hockey players of all time. He was the highest-ranking player who had not yet won a Stanley Cup, the next highest being No. 38-ranked Dionne.
Stanley Cup champion - 2001.