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The Boston Bruins acquired left wing Chris Bourque, son of longtime Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque, on Saturday. The younger Bourque was acquired Saturday in a trade for fellow minor-league prospect Zach Hamill from the Washington Capitals. Bourque's dad played 1,612 games in the NHL, including 21 of 22 seasons with the Bruins. The defenseman won a Stanley Cup title in his final NHL season, 2000-01, with the Colorado Avalanche. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2004. Chris Bourque had 93 points (27 goals and 66 assists) last season for the Capitals' top affiliate Hershey. He has some NHL experience, scoring one goal and three assists in 33 games. He will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the Bruins are expected to try to keep him. Hamill, who will be an restricted free agent, scored eight goals and 13 assists in 41 games with the Providence Bruins this season.
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The Boston Bruins have another Bourque on their team, acquiring forward Chris Bourque from the Washington Capitals for center Zach Hamill.
Bourque is the 26-year-old son of Ray Bourque, the Hall of Fame defenseman who spent 21 seasons with the Bruins.
The deal was announced by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli on Saturday.
Bourque appeared in 73 games for Hershey of the AHL...
The Bruins made their first move of the offseason on Saturday. It featured a very familiar name, but is not likely to have a huge impact on the organization. The Bruins dealt 2007 first-round pick Zach Hamill to Washington for Chris Bourque in a swap of minor-league forwards. Bourque is the son of Bruins legend and hall of famer Ray Bourque, but has struggled to establish himself...
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, Despite Chiarelli’s end-of-year declaration that he was not inclined to trade Tim Thomas, the goaltending situation remains unclear. If the Bruins deem cap space a priority, they can clear Thomas’s $5 million annual cap hit as of July 1 when his no-movement clause expires. They must also re-sign Tuukka Rask, who will reach restricted status...
The Boston Bruins have acquired forward Chris Bourque from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Zach Hamill.
Editor's Note: The Bruins are facing a longer offseason than they had hoped after their title defense was ended early with a first-round loss to Washington. The extra time could come in handy though, as the Bruins have plenty of decisions to make this summer. At the top of that list is what they will do with the many pending free agents on their roster. Each day over the next...
The Bruins made their first offseason move Saturday since their bid to repeat as Stanley Cup champs ended. The B's sent Zach Hamill to the Washington Capitals in return for Chris Bourque, the son of Bruins legend Ray Bourque. Bruins insider Shawn McEachern shares his view on whether giving up the former first-round draft pick for Bourque was a good idea on NESN Daily.
When Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins selected center Zach Hamill seventh overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, they expected that he could someday become an impact player behind Marc Savard and David Krejci but that never came to happen. Almost five years later, the Bruins traded Hamill to the Washington Capitals on Saturday [...]
In full off-season mode. Also, holiday weekend, so we're kinda behind on our news reporting. Good thing we're not like real reporters or that'd be super embarrassing. Whew.First off: Bruins were named Team of the Year by SportsBusinessJournal, a publication that 98% of the people reading this probably never has read. According to CSNNE.com: The Sports Team of the Year...