Kris Letang on Bourdon
KRIS LETANG: I was going out of my apartment and someone called me, my agent. And just told me, like, what happened to Luc. It was so tough to handle it, because Luc was one of my great friends. Someone I can like always talk about my tough times and someone that always liked to have fun.
Q. When was the last time you talked to him?
KRIS LETANG: Three days ago. We were talking about his motorcycle, and I never thought it would happen. I can't still believe it, because when you lose someone close like that, you can't do much. And it's so tough to me. He was my best friend.
Q. Tough to focus even on hockey?
KRIS LETANG: Yeah, I don't know why, but this morning I had no, like, energy. Even if I wanted to skate, I couldn't approach it's like I lost so much energy when it happened yesterday.
Q. I'm sorry about your loss, but what's your fondest memory of Luc?
KRIS LETANG: Me and Luc went through two seasons in Val D'Or. We had so much fun. Like after we played the World Juniors together and we won two gold medals together. We were playing together. We were roommates together. We share, like, everything together.
We were supposed to go on vacation this summer, and he was coming to Montreal all summer long to train. And he was a guy really funny. Like only close people could know really well Luc. He was a guy who always, like, stick up for you and always there for you.
Q. Can I ask you how you found out yesterday?
KRIS LETANG: My agent called me on my phone, and he just told me what happened.
Q. You say you just talked to him a couple days ago about the motorcycle. Had he just gotten it, and was he excited about it?
KRIS LETANG: He got it three days ago. He was pretty excited. He's a guy who had fun with, like, sports stuff. Like Seadoo and sport cars and whatever.
We talked about it. We know it was dangerous, but he had fun with it. I know he didn't do, like, speed with it. He just had a bad move or something. Those things, you have, like, no second chance.
Author: NHL Public Relations