Providence Profiles: Chris Bourque

Chris Bourque follows in his fathers footsteps. (Credit:flickr/Teka England)

Back in June Chris Bourque was signed to the Bruins organization through a trade sending Zach Hamill to the Washington Capitals. Now Bourque will have a chance to start for the Providence Bruins. If his name sounds familiar, it should; Bourque is son of Bruins great Ray Bourque. Growing up in Boston, it’s a dream come true for Bourque to have a chance to play for the black and gold.

Bourque was acquired by the Capitals in the 2004 entry draft, 33 overall. He has spent the past 6 seasons playing for the Hershey Bears, the AHL affiliate of the Caps. This past season in 73 games for the Bears, Bourque led the league in scoring after getting 27 goals and 66 assists.

In 2007, Bourque had his first chance to go from the AHL to the NHL. It was in 2008 when Bourque had his second go at the NHL where he scored his first career goal.

You can check that out here:

Someday Bourque will be an asset for the Boston Bruins but until then he will definitely make his mark in Providence.

And to enjoy some father/son Bourque talk watch here:

If you’re in the Twitter world, be sure to follow Bourque here.

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