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.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp