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Rangers prospect Ryan Bourque celebrated his 22nd birthday on Thursday, and after taking part in practice with his Connecticut Whale teammates he chatted with Jim Cerny from BlueshirtsUnited.com about his special day, as well as how proud he is of Team USA and fellow Blueshirt prospect JT Miller advancing to the Gold Medal game at the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia this weekend.

And you may want to pay special attention to the birthday "gift" Bourque is given early in this interview!

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Jan 3 - 10:03pm