Ready for his second professional season, Gourde joins the K-Wings after spending last season in the AHL with the Worcester Sharks and in the ECHL with the San Francisco Bulls.
With the Bulls, Gourde exploded with 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in just eight games. The native of St. Narcisse, Quebec spent the majority of last year with the Sharks, where he notched 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) in 41 contests.
After concluding his fourth-year of junior hockey, Gourde began his pro career at the end of the 2011-12 season by recording three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in three games with Worcester.
Two seasons ago Gourde was nominated for the Michel-Briere Trophy awarded to the QMJHL MVP as well as the Marcel-Robert Trophy for the Scholastic Player of the Year. During that campaign, Gourde was spectacular as the forward rang up a league-high 124 points (37 goals, 87 assists) for the Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL).