The 21-year-old Bourque will receive $725,000 in 2013-14 and $825,000 in 2014-15.
Bourque had seven goals and 12 assists in 43 games as a rookie last season, and added three goals and two assists in 10 playoff games. He also had two goals and 14 assists in 25 games for Milwaukee in the American Hockey League.
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres