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Chris Bourque
Chris-bourque
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
181 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Penguins
Atlant Moscow Oblast
HC Lugano
Born January 29 1986 (1986-01-29) (age 30),
Boxford, MA, USA
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 2005 – present


Christopher Bourque (born January 29, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Bourque was drafted by the Capitals 33rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Bourque graduated from Cushing Academy in 2004. While there, he was close friends with Keith Yandle. He was drafted 33rd overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL), and played for the Portland Pirates and Hershey Bears before being called up to the NHL in November 2007.[1] He played 4 NHL games total before being re-assigned to Hershey in February 2008.

Bourque scored his first NHL goal on December 30, 2008, against the Buffalo Sabres. In the 2009–10 season, He was claimed off of waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins on September 30, 2009, and recorded his first NHL assist on October 28, 2009 in a 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. On December 5, 2009, he was waived by the Penguins and re-claimed by his former team, the Washington Capitals.[2] He was then assigned back to the Bears where he remained for the majority of the season. In helping the Bears capture their second successive Calder Cup, Bourque led the league in scoring with 27 post-season points to win the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as Calder Cup Playoff MVP in 2010.[3]

In mid-July 2010, Bourque failed to sign the qualifying offer extended by Washington and signed to play with Atlant Moscow Oblast of the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2010–11 season. Bourque had earlier signed a two-year contract with HK Atlant, worth US$1 Million per year, but the contract was not binding until July 15, 2010.[4] After a disappointing start with Atlant Moscow Oblast, Bourque left the team on October 3, 2010.

On October 4, 2010, Swiss hockey club HC Lugano announced they had signed Bourque to a contract.[5]

Bourque re-signed with the Washington Capitals on July 2, 2011.

After the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins but moved on only to be defeated by the New York Rangers in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bourque was traded to the Bruins for Zach Hamill.

PersonalEdit

He is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque and Christiane.[6] His younger brother, Ryan is a prospect in the New York Rangers system. He also has an older sister, Melissa.

Chris married his longtime girlfriend Kimberly McManus, a 2009 Brown University graduate and aspiring actress, on July 15, 2011.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Boston University HE 35 10 13 23 50
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 6 1 1 2 2
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 52 8 28 36 40 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 76 25 33 58 49 19 2 6 8 18
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 73 28 35 63 56 5 1 3 4 8
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 69 21 52 73 57 22 5 16 21 30
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 8 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 0 3 3 10
2009–10 Hershey Bears AHL 49 22 48 70 26 21 7 20 27 10
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 8 1 0 1 0
AHL totals 349 119 219 338 242 68 15 45 60 66
NHL totals 33 1 3 4 12
KHL totals 8 1 0 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC 3 1 1 2 0
2006 United States WJC 7 7 1 8 12
Junior int'l totals 10 8 2 10 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dupont, Kevin Paul. Son rises in Washington, The Boston Globe. Published November 11, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2008.
  2. Capitals claim Chris Bourque. National Hockey League (December 5, 2009). Retrieved on December 5, 2009.
  3. El-Bashir, Tarik. "Hershey Bears win second straight Calder Cup", Washington Post, 2010-06-14. Retrieved on 2010-08-25. 
  4. Atlant strengthens with Chris Bourque (Russian). Atlant Moscow Oblast (2010-06-23). Retrieved on 2010-08-25.
  5. Legendarsonen floppade i KHL - flyttar (Swedish). Hockeysverige.se (2010-10-04). Retrieved on 2010-10-05.
  6. Dupont, Kevin Paul. Son burst, The Boston Globe. Published March 11, 2005. Retrieved May 26, 2008.

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