The Pittsburgh Penguins
have claimed forward Chris Bourque
off waivers, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero
Bourque, who is the son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque
, will be added to the Pittsburgh Penguins
Bourque, 23, spent the previous five seasons in the Washington Capitals
organization after Washington selected him in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 12 games for the Capitals, recording one goal.
Bourque (5-8, 180 pounds) played four seasons with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, Washington’s top minor-league affiliate. Bourque was a member of two Calder Cup championship teams in Hersey in 2006 and 2009. In 270 games with the Bears, he posted 82 goals, 148 assists and 230 points.
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