January 29, 2014

Hangin' Out With: Wolf Pack winger Ryan Bourque

By Jesse Connolly

Forward Ryan Bourque is in his third year in the Rangers' organization. (Photo by Chris Rutsch)

We caught up with Ryan Bourque (Boxford, Mass.), a left winger for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack and a prospect for the New York Rangers, in the latest edition of Hangin’ Out:

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? “I’m a dual citizen.”

Do you have any phobias? “Yes, snakes”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would you choose? “Justin Bieber, seems like a real straight shooter.”

If you could go back in time and talk to your high-school self, what would you say? “Take your time and don’t rush anything, these are some of the best experiences you will have.”

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you in a game? “Tried to check if my stick was broken by flexing it and fell flat on my face.”

Aside from being a pro hockey player, what was your dream job as a kid?

What’s the best meal you can make? “A very solid steak dinner with potatoes and veggies.”

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? “Harry Potter. I really admire his loyalty and persistence.”

What’s the best birthday present anyone’s ever given you? “A new set of golf clubs”

If there was a movie made about your life, who would you want to play you? “Leonardo DiCaprio ‘cause it would
probably be easiest for him to get into character.”


TV show: “Suits”

Band/artist: Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Eric Church

Sports movie: “Remember the Titans”

Video game: Call of Duty

Store: Nordstrom

Restaurant: Tresca (North End of Boston)

NHL player growing up: Paul Kariya

Holiday: Christmas

Vacation spot: Caribbean

Sports jersey (player or team, other than your own): Barcelona


Twitter, Facebook or Instagram: Twitter

“Modern Family,” “The Walking Dead” or “Game of Thrones”: “Modern Family”

Daft Punk, Coldplay or Justin Timberlake: Justin Timberlake/Coldplay


Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Warrior

Stick: CCM

Helmet: Bauer

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com