|Born||January 29, 1986
Boston, MA, USA
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
|NHL team (P)
Hershey Bears (AHL)
|Ntl. team||United States|
|NHL Draft||33rd overall, 2004
|Playing career||2005 – present|
Christopher Bourque (born January 29, 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey player for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is the son of Hall of Fame hockey player Ray Bourque. His younger brother, Ryan is a prospect in the New York Rangers system.
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. 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. 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.