|Assets:||Has very good defensive instincts, plus some offensive upside. Can play both center and wing. Excels on the penalty kill and when shutting down opposing skilled forwards.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on his long-range offensive potential at the highest level, so he may have to settle into a bottom-six forward role. Is also undersized for the NHL.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile two-way forward with some upside.|
|10/26/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|10/22/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|10/20/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|10/15/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|3/24/2014||Missed 14 games (concussion).|
|3/23/2014||Recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|3/17/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) for conditioning purposes.|
|2/07/2014||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|2/02/2014||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/22/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/17/2012||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/21/2011||Signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/30/2011||Returned to his junior team (Shawinigan-QMJHL).|
|11/11/2010||Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.|
|9/21/2010||Returned to his junior team (Shawinigan-QMJHL).|
|11/11/2010||Colorado Avalanche traded Michael Bournival to the Montreal Canadiens for Ryan O'Byrne.|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round (71st overall) in 2010.|
Michael Bournival returns to Habs lineup | 05/25/2014 1:46 PM
NewsWith Brandon Prust suspended, it appears that Michael Bournival will return to the Montreal Canadiens' lineup as they face the New York Rangers in Game 4 on Sunday.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBournival hasn't been very effective in the playoffs, managing just one assist in 11 postseason games. He didn't score a point in the single game he's played in this series, either. It's unlikely that he'll make a big difference, although it must be noted that fresh legs sometimes help.
Michael Bournival set to dress in Game 4 | 05/24/2014 1:59 PM
NewsMichael Bournival is expected to take Brandon Prust's spot on Montreal's fourth line in Game 4 against the New York Rangers.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactPrust will start serving his two-game suspension for interference on Sunday night. Bournival has suited up in 11 playoff games and he's contributed one assist. He hasn't played since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Habs ice same lines v Rangers Saturday | 05/17/2014 8:53 AM
NewsThe Canadiens will ice the same four lines against the Rangers as they did against Boston in their Game 7 victory.
ImpactAs a result, Michael Bournival will continue to skate alongside Tomas Plekanec and Thomas Vanek, while Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty will flank David Desharnais. Brian Gionta, Lars Eller and Rene Bourque will line up as the Habs' third unit while Dale Weise, Daniel Briere and Brandon Prust will comprise the fourth unit. The Habs' forward alignment may require re-working when Alex Galchenyuk is able to return to action.
Michael Bournival draws back in for Game 2 | 05/03/2014 12:37 PM
NewsMichael Bournival will draw back into Montreal's lineup for Game 2 Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch when Round 2 began against Boston on Thursday. Travis Moen, who took his spot in the lineup, will take his place in the press box. Bournival had an assist in four games versus the Lightning in the opening round.
Canadiens recall Michael Bournival | 03/23/2014 6:04 AM
NewsMichael Bournival has been summoned from the minors.
ImpactHe was called up after Lars Eller left Saturday's game due to a lower-body injury. Bournival hasn't played since Feb. 6 when he suffered a concussion
Michael Bournival heads to the minors | 03/17/2014 12:35 PM
NewsMichael Bournival has been assigned to the minors.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactHe had been sidelined with a concussion, but was cleared for contact this past Friday. He'll work his way back into game shape with AHL Hamilton. Bournival has six goals and 13 points in 50 contests this season.
Bournival cleared for contact and practices | 03/15/2014 10:19 AM
NewsMichael Bournival was cleared for contact Friday and participated in the Canadiens' full practice.
Habs Inside Out
ImpactHe had been sidelined for the last 10 days with a concussion. It remains to be seen, however, if Bournival will dress for Saturday night's contest against the Senators.
Bournival injury a concussion | 02/08/2014 11:30 AM
NewsMichael Bournival's injury has been confirmed as a concussion.
Dave Stubbs Twitter
ImpactHis return date is now less certain. For now consider Bournival day-to-day. We will track the progress of his recovery through the Olympic break.
Bournival out Saturday v Canes | 02/08/2014 11:13 AM
NewsMichael Bournival will not play Saturday night against the Hurricanes.
ImpactHe sustained a facial injury in the Habs' 5-2 loss to the Canucks Thursday and did not make the trip to Carolina with the rest of his teammates. Bournival should be fine once NHL play resumes following the Olympics.
| 02/03/2014 1:36 AM
NewsMichael Bournival returned to action on Sunday February 2.
Michal Bournival returns to Canadiens' lineup | 02/02/2014 6:06 PM
NewsForward Michael Bournival was back in the Canadiens lineup Sunday after missing Saturday's game with the flu.
ImpactBournival was a minus-1 Sunday as the Canadiens were edged 2-1 by the visiting Winnipeg Jets.
Bournival sidelined Saturday due to the flu | 02/01/2014 12:05 PM
NewsMichael Bournival will not play Saturday afternoon against Tampa as he has the flu.
Dave Stubbs Twitter
ImpactChristian Thomas will take Bournival's place in the Habs' lineup. It will be Thomas' first regular season game with the Habs. Consider Bournival questionable for Sunday's game against Florida.
Michael Bournival will dress Monday night | 12/02/2013 2:51 PM
NewsMichael Bournival will get back in the lineup Monday against New Jersey.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch Saturday night versus Toronto. Bournival will skate on the fourth line with Brandon Prust and Travis Moen. He has six goals and 11 points in 23 games this season.
Bournival injured Friday night | 11/23/2013 9:53 AM
NewsMichael Bournival had to be helped off the ice Friday night after he blocked a John Carlson shot with just over three minutes to play.
Dave Stubbs Twitter
ImpactBournival went for x-rays and the team is saying he did not sustain a break, only a severe bruise. That said, the winger will not be healthy for a few days and he is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest. Reserve Bournival immediately.
Michael Bournival nets his 4th goal Tuesday | 11/06/2013 7:58 AM
NewsMichael Bournival tallied his fourth goal of the year against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
ImpactHe has four goals and four assists in 13 games this campaign. Bournival also has 28 shots and a plus-6 rating.
Michael Bournival continues to impress | 10/30/2013 7:15 AM
NewsMichael Bournival earned his third goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Dallas.
ImpactHe has picked up at least one point in six of his past seven games. Bournival has collected seven points in 10 appearances with the Canadiens this campaign. He has been playing with Tomas Plekanec, who has been racking up points of late as well.
Bournival playing well on scoring line | 10/26/2013 10:22 AM
NewsMichael Bournival has meshed nicely with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.
ImpactBournival has registered four points in the Habs' last four games and seems to have developped some chemsitry with the Canadiens' veterans. The 21-year-old forward was a point-per-game player in his four-year stint in the QMJHL but was not particularly productive last season in the AHL registering only 30 points in 69 games. That said, as long as Bournival skates with the white hot Plekanec, he is viable fantasy option in very deep fantasy pools.
Bournival extends point streak to 4 games | 10/25/2013 8:39 AM
NewsMichael Bournival produced a goal and an assist in Montreal's 4-1 win against Anaheim Thursday night.
ImpactThe rookie forward has earned two goals and three helpers during his four-game point streak. Bournival has blended in well with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta in Montreal's top-six forward group.
Bournival has earned a long-term roster spot | 10/21/2013 1:20 PM
NewsMichael Bournival has been told that he's safe to move out of the hotel he's been staying at.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactIn other words, the Canadiens intend to keep Bournival in Montreal for the foreseeable future. He has a goal and an assist in five games this season.
Michael Bournival has 2 points in 5 games | 10/20/2013 10:39 AM
NewsMichael Bournival assisted on Montreal's lone goal in Saturday's defeat.
ImpactBournival also netted his first career goal on Thursday, so he now has two points in five games. His rookie season is off to a solid start, but we can't recommend grabbing him in standard leagues at this point. For one thing, he's averaging just 8:39 minutes per game.
Michael Bournival pots first NHL goal | 10/18/2013 6:46 AM
NewsMichael Bournival recorded his first NHL goal in Thursday's win against Columbus.
ImpactThe rookie forward finished the contest with five shots on goal. He has suited up in four games this season.
Bournival, White draw in for Canadiens | 10/05/2013 5:17 PM
NewsMichael Bournival will make his NHL debut Saturday night.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactHe registered 30 points in 69 AHL games last season and cracked Montreal's roster out of training camp. With Max Pacioretty and George Parros sidelined with injuries, Bournival and Ryan White will play on the Canadiens' fourth line against Philadelphia.
Michael Bournival to start season with Habs | 09/26/2013 10:48 PM
NewsMichael Bournival has reportedly made the Canadiens opening night roster.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactThe 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a solid enough preseason to force the Canadiens to reconsider their plan to send him back to Hamilton of the AHL, where he recorded 30 points in 69 games last season.
Michael Bournival stays hot in preseason | 09/22/2013 9:42 AM
NewsMichael Bournival netted the Canadiens' lone goal in a 3-1 preseason loss Saturday.
ImpactBournival now has four goals and five points in three exhibition contests. He wasn't initially projected to make the Canadiens' roster, but he's certainly making it hard for them to demote him. He scored 10 goals and 30 points in 69 AHL games last season.
Bournival playing well in Habs' camp | 09/21/2013 10:27 AM
NewsMichael Bourinval has played well in the pre-season so far.
ImpactThe 21-year-old winger has scored three goals and registered four points in only two pre-season games. Bournival was a scoring star with Shawinigan of the QMJHL, but had a mediocre season with Hamilton registering only 30 points in 69 games in 2012-13. Keep an eye on him, though, as his chances of making the Habs' roster are improving and he does have talent.
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|Penalty Minutes||18||2013-14 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2013-14 (Mtl)|
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