The Washington Capitals have recalled left wing Chris Bourque from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Bourque will join the Capitals tonight when they host the Minnesota Wild at Verizon Center (7 p.m., VERSUS, Talk Radio 3WT – 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, 820 AM).
A 5’9”, 173-pound native of Boston, Mass., Bourque, 22, was the Capitals’ second-round choice, 33rd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The third-year professional has played in 51 games for Hershey this season, posting a team-high 42 points (18-24). He skated in three games for Washington earlier this year, recording two penalty minutes.