Patrick Bordeleau: Legit NHL Heavyweight
Colorado Avalanche enforcer Patrick Bordeleau and me from the Avs Charity Brunch
Some people say that the role of the true heavyweight enforcer is dead in todayís NHL. Donít tell that to Patrick Bordeleau, who in just 37 games into a shortened season has established himself as one of, if not the premier heavyweight enforcer in the NHL.
Patrick Bordeleau was selected in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL draft by the Minnesota Wild, 114th overall. His road to the NHL has certainly not been an easy one. Bordeleau bounced around nine different minor league teams in the ECHL and AHL from 2007 until 2013, when he finally got his first taste of the National Hockey League with the Colorado Avalanche.