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Born January 29, 1986 (1986-01-29) (age 24),
Boston, MA, USA
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears (AHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
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.[1] His younger brother, Ryan is a prospect in the New York Rangers system.

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Biography

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.[2] 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.[3]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Boston University NCAA 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
AHL totals 300 97 171 268 216 47 8 25 33 56
NHL totals 32 1 3 4 12

References

  1. ^ Dupont, Kevin Paul. Son burst, The Boston Globe. Published March 11, 2005. Retrieved May 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Dupont, Kevin Paul. Son rises in Washington, The Boston Globe. Published November 11, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2008.
  3. ^ "Capitals claim Chris Bourque". National Hockey League. December 5, 2009. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=508777. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 

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