"I'm happy about the MVP, but the big trophy is winning the Calder Cup," Bourque said on the ice afterwards, with his father, Hall of Fame defenseman Ray, looking on. "It's unbelievable, you don't see it too often three times in five years and back-to-back. I'll give the credit to all these guys, it was a thrill. It's a fun ride."
"Playing in Russia was definitely a culture shock — not too much English," Bourque said. "I didn't have any other North Americans on the team, so it was kind of tough — the language barrier really got to me and I made the move to Switzerland, and I really enjoyed myself there."