|Assets:||Is fast and tenacious on the forecheck. Displays a little scoring upside, helped by a good shot. Can line up on either side of center and is also decent defensively.|
|Flaws:||People will always question his size, so he must continuously add strength to prove doubters wrong at higher levels. Lacks high-end offensive instincts.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive depth energy winger.|
|AHL||Les Cunningham Plaque||2015-16|
|AHL||John B. Sollenberger Trophy||2015-16, 2011-12|
|AHL||Jack Butterfield Trophy||2009-10|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2015-16, 2014-15, 2011-12|
|9/29/2015||Assigned to the Hershey Bears (AHL).|
|7/02/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|10/01/2014||Assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|6/18/2013||Signed with Ak Bars Kazan (KHL).|
|6/01/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|3/08/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/07/2013||Placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins.|
|1/09/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|10/03/2012||Signed by the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|6/01/2012||Re-signed by the Boston Bruins to a two-year contract.|
|5/26/2012||Acquired from the Washington Capitals.|
|9/29/2011||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|7/02/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|6/23/2010||Signed with the Atlant Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).|
|2/13/2010||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/11/2010||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|12/05/2009||Claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|12/05/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/30/2009||Claimed off waivers from the Washington Capitals.|
|7/15/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract.|
|6/29/2009||Washington Capitals tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/25/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/21/2009||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/02/2009||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/29/2008||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/30/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/26/2008||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|10/19/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|10/17/2008||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|10/06/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/28/2008||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/26/2008||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|11/11/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|11/06/2007||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/28/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|9/22/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|1/06/2006||Re-assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/18/2005||Re-assigned to the U.S. National Junior Team.|
|9/27/2005||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|8/17/2005||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|4/07/2005||Signed by the Portland Pirates (AHL).|
|7/02/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|5/26/2012||Washington Capitals traded Chris Bourque to the Boston Bruins for Zach Hamill.|
|12/05/2009||Claimed off waivers by the Washington Capitals from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|9/30/2009||Claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins off waivers from the Washington Capitals.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 2nd round (33rd overall) in 2004.|
| 07/02/2015 6:52 PM
NewsBourque signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Thursday.
Chris Bourque returns to the Bruins | 07/02/2014 11:07 AM
NewsChris Bourque has signed with the Boston Bruins.
ImpactThe terms of the agreement weren't immediately available. Bourque had a goal and four points in 18 games with Boston in 2013. After that he spent a season in Europe, recording 13 points in 21 Swiss league games and another two points in 11 KHL contests.
Report: Chris Bourque headed to Russia's KHL | 06/18/2013 1:57 PM
NewsChris Bourque has signed a contract with Ak Bars Kazan of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
ImpactBourque is currently traveling with the Bruins' Black Aces squad during the Stanley Cup final, which makes the timing of this report strange. However, Bourque has played in the KHL before and was likely ticketed for the AHL next season after being waived by the Bruins earlier this season. We'll update if anything becomes official.
Chris Bourque clears waivers | 03/08/2013 12:18 PM
NewsChris Bourque has successfully cleared waivers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBourque has a goal and three assists in 18 contests with the Boston Bruins this season. He's expected to return to the AHL, where he is a superstar. It wouldn't be surprising to see him get at another shot in the NHL, maybe even this season, but we doubt he'll ever have any fantasy value.
Boston puts Chris Bourque on waivers | 03/07/2013 12:41 PM
NewsChris Bourque has been waived by the Boston Bruins.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactBourque has a goal and four points in 18 games this season. He's excelled in the minors, but his battle to secure a permanent spot with an NHL club continues at the age of 27.
Julien critical of 3rd line after loss Tues. | 03/06/2013 9:45 AM
NewsChris Bourque suited up against the Washington Capitals Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Capitals originally drafted Bourque with 33rd overall pick in the 2004 draft. Unfortunately for him, the match wasn't memorable as he finished with a minus-2 rating and just 8:55 of ice time. Coach Claude Julien was disappointed with the third line of Bourque, Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley in the contest for their lack of production and their poor defensive play. "Offense, defense, we're not getting either from that line," Julien said. "It's a concern we have to look at."
Chris Bourque may not play vs. former team | 03/05/2013 8:42 AM
NewsChris Bourque was a healthy scratch Sunday and it's unclear if he'll play Tuesday against Washington.
ImpactThe Capitals selected Bourque in the second round of the 2004 NHL Draft, so he might get an opportunity to re-enter the lineup. He logged just over seven minutes of ice time in his last appearance with the Bruins Saturday versus Tampa Bay. Boston doesn't view him as a fourth-line player though and Daniel Paille has played well in his spot on the third unit.
Chris Bourque making the most of PP time | 02/26/2013 8:54 AM
NewsThe Bruins feel that Chris Bourque is starting to get more comfortable at the NHL level.
Impact"His skill set is getting better because he's getting more comfortable, more confident with his teammates and with what we're trying to do," coach Claude Julien said. "He's feeling his way through it and I see improvement in him game after game." Bourque has been averaging just 12:32 of ice time during his 14 appearances with Boston, but he has been receiving some power-play minutes of late on the second unit. He has contributed three assists with the man advantage, which accounts for three of his four points this season. He's still a tough sell in fantasy hockey though.
Chris Bourque gets a point Sunday | 02/11/2013 9:22 AM
NewsChris Bourque registered an assist on Sunday.
ImpactBourque has a goal and two points in nine games this season. The fact that he's getting a second chance to play in the NHL at the age of 27 is a great story, but he's getting limited playing time with the Bruins. He put up superstar numbers in the minors, but we don't see him having much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Chris Bourque first of the year is the winner | 02/02/2013 11:33 PM
NewsChris Bourque scored the lone goal in Boston's 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
ImpactHis first of the year came at 8:54 of the first period. Bourque has always been a very good AHL player but he's yet to put it together at the NHL. It was just his fourth point in 39 games. Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley had the helpers.
Chris Bourque will sit in press box Thursday | 01/31/2013 4:50 PM
NewsChris Bourque will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
ImpactHe has gone scoreless in six games with the Bruins this year, while posting a minus-4 rating and three shots. "I think he's putting a lot of pressure on himself right now," coach Claude Julien said of the third-line winger. "He's certainly not the Chris that we know. I've seen him enough to know he's a really good skater. He's a really good playmaker. Right now, he's putting way too much pressure on himself. Hopefully we can help him through that." Daniel Paille will take his spot alongside Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley against the Buffalo Sabres.
Chris Bourque likely staying with NHL Bruins | 01/16/2013 11:30 AM
NewsChris Bourque may have sealed his spot on Boston's third line after he played well in Tuesday's scrimmage versus AHL Providence.
ImpactHe posted a goal and two assists in the NHL squad's 7-5 loss to their minor-league counterparts. Bourque lead the Baby Bruins in scoring during the lockout with 28 points in 32 games and has looked comfortable alongside Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly during camp. "I think I've said it a thousand times, but it's something I've always dreamed of, putting on that Bruins sweater and skating on the Garden ice," Bourque said. "It's felt great to finally do it. Hopefully I get a chance to do it Saturday night."
Julien sees C. Bourque as top-3-line player | 01/14/2013 11:06 AM
NewsChris Bourque took to the ice the for first time in an official skate as a Boston Bruin at TD Garden on Sunday.
Impact"To be in the locker room, it's something I've dreamed of as a kid," said the son of former Boston great and NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque. "I used to come in here as a kid. But to come in here as a player to try and earn a spot is really a dream come true." He practiced on the third line with Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley during the session, where he could land a spot to start the season. "He's got good hockey sense, skates well," said coach Claude Julien. "We saw him on the power play. He does some good things. We need to give this guy an opportunity to show that he can do it with us. Right now, we know he's not a fourth-line player. He's more of a top-three-line player."
C. Bourque may land roster spot with Bruins | 01/07/2013 12:14 PM
NewsChris Bourque will probably get a shot at sticking with the Boston Bruins during the team's condensed training camp.
CSN New England
ImpactHe has been praised for making some skillful plays with Providence in the AHL this campaign and he leads the team in scoring with 28 points, including 20 assists, in 32 outings. Jordan Caron's upper-body injury leaves a potential hole on Boston's roster going into the season and Bourque seems like a good player to slot into the Bruins' bottom-six forward rotation.
Chris Bourque putting up great numbers | 01/04/2013 10:52 PM
NewsChris Bourque had a goal and an assist in Providence's 3-2 win over Portland on Friday night.
ImpactBourque has 27 points on the season. The undersized forward has always been a great producer in the AHL; it's the NHL where he's struggled (four points in 33 games). The 26-year-old is likely to get a chance with the Bruins once the lockout ends. Ryan Spooner also had two assists in the victory.
|Goals||1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Bos)|
|Assists||3||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Bos)|
|Penalty Minutes||10||2009-10 (Pit/Wsh)|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Wsh)|
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