Chris Bourque
HEIGHT: 5' 8"
BIRTHDATE: 01/29/1986
AGE: 30
DRAFTED: WSH: 2004-33 overall
Son of Raymond New England Prep School MVP (2004) Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2005) Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL Playoff MVP) (2010) AHL First All-Star Team (2012, 2015) John P. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Top Scorer) (2012) Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Washington, September 30, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Pittsburgh, December 5, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), June 23, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lugano (Swiss), October 4, 2010. Traded to Boston by Washington for Zach Hamill, May 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), June 18, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), November 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 2, 2015.
2011-12: Led the American Hockey League in assists and points with 27-66=93 totals while finishing second in the league in both power play goals (14) and shots on goal (290) ... Was named an AHL First Team All-Star at season's end ... 2010- 11: Signed with Atlant Moscow and played eight KHL games with one goal before going to the Swiss A league with Lugano ... Finished second in the Lugano scoring race with 14-19=33 totals and added 1-4=5 post-season totals in just two games ... 2009-10: Played a career-high 21 NHL games with Washington and Pittsburgh with a career-high three assists ... Began the season in Pittsburgh with three assists in 20 games before he was claimed off waivers by Washington on Dec. 5 and assigned to Hershey/AHL ... Recalled to Washington for one game, played on Feb. 11 at Ottawa ... Recorded his first NHL assist on Oct. 28 vs. Montreal ... Finished 14th in the AHL's scoring race with 22-48=70 totals despite playing just 49 games in Hershey ... Was named Most Valuable Player of the AHL playoffs with 21 points in 22 post-season games as he and the Bears won their second straight Calder Cup championship and third in five seasons ... 2008-09: Played eight Capitals games over four recalls to Washington ... Scored his first NHL point with a goal on Dec. 30 at Buffalo ... Played most of the season in Hershey/AHL with 21- 52=73 totals in 69 Bears games, ranking second on the team in assists and third in points ... Finished fifth overall in the AHL post-season scoring race with 21 points in 22 games as the Bears won their second Calder Cup championship in four years ... 2007-08: Played four scoreless games during two recalls to Washington, including his first NHL game played on Nov. 6 at Atlanta ... Spent most of the season in Hershey/AHL, finishing second in the team's scoring race and third in goals with 28-35=63 totals in 73 AHL games ... 2006-07: Again spent the season in the AHL with Washington's affiliate in Hershey, finishing fourth overall in the Bears' scoring race and third on the team in assists with 25- 33=58 totals ... 2005-06: Played his first full pro season in Hershey/AHL with 8-28=36 totals in 52 games ... Played in one post-season game as the Bears won the AHL Calder Cup championship ... 2004-05: Joined Washington's AHL affiliate in Portland at the conclusion of his college season with 1-1=2 totals in six Pirates games ... College: Played one season of college hockey at Boston University with 10-13=23 totals in 35 games ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime to clinch the 2005 Beanpot championship for the Terriers and was named that tourney's Most Valuable Player ... Was a unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... International: Played for Team USA in both the 2005 (1-1=2 totals in three games) and 2006 (7-1=8 totals in seven games, including a five-goal effort vs. Norway) World Junior Championships ... Led the 2006 tournament in goals as the U.S. lost in the bronze medal game to Tuukka Rask's Finland team.