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Chris Bourque
Chris Bourque
Left Wing  - WSH
Number: 56
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 174
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 29, 1986  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Boston, MA, United States
Drafted: WSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (33rd overall)
Appeared in eight games for Washington, posting one goal and 11 shots … Recorded his first NHL goal 12/30 at BUF in a 4-2 win … Played in 68 games for Hershey (AHL), netting 72 points (21g-51a) and 57 PIM … Ranked third on team in scoring and second in assists … Had nine-game (12/27—1/11, 9a) and 10-game
(2/28—3/28, 12a) assist streaks … During his 10-game assist streak he recorded 18 points (6g-12a) … Had 19 multiple-point games … Ranked third on team and fifth in the league in scoring with 21 points in the Calder Cup playoffs … His 16 assists ranked second on the team and in the league ... Led the league with 11 power-play assists … Recorded an eight-game playoff scoring streak from 4/16—5/8 (1g-9a)… Three of his five playoff goals were GWGs … Had three points (1g-2a) in the deciding Game 5 at Providence … Scored the GWG and added an assist in Game 6 at Manitoba to help the Bears win the Calder Cup.

Appeared in four games for Washington, posting two PIM and four shots … Made NHL debut at ATL (11/6), skating season-high 11:58 … Played in 73 games for Hershey, netting 63 points (28g-35a) and 56 PIM … Ranked second on team in scoring, third in goals and tied for second in assists … Tallied six PPGs and three SHGs … Had two GWGs … Had six multiple-goal games and five multiple-assist games … Scored a goal and had two assists in the season opener against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/3) … Had four goals against Hamilton (3/29) and three assists vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2/24) … Recorded 15 points (8g-7a) in the final seven games on the regular season … Had four points (1g-3a) in five playoff games.

2006-07: Skated in 76 games for Hershey, netting 25 goals and 33 assists for 58 points … Ranked fourth on the team in scoring and third in assists … Seven of 25 goals were PPGs and two were SHGs … Recorded 13 points (6g-7a) in nine consecutive games dating from 2/23-3/11 … Tallied a goal and two assists against Manchester (11/25) … Scored first career SHG against Manchester (11/29) … Tallied a pair of goals vs. Toronto (12/16) … Posted three points (2g-1a) at Manchester (3/9) … Notched four points twice (3/31, 3g-1a; 4/6, 1g-3a) … Tallied eight points (6g-2a) in 19 postseason games … Registered two points in a 6-5 victory over Albany in Game 3 of the East Division semi-finals.

2005-06: Recorded 36 points (8g-28a) in 52 games for Hershey … Ranked 11th on the team in points and tied for eighth in assists … Recorded points in three straight games, 10/22-10/28 … Scored first two professional goals vs. Binghamton (10/23) … Nominated for RBK Hockey/AHL Rookie of the Month award for October (2g-6a) … Recorded five points (1g-4a) in 7-3 win over Portland (1/21) … Picked up two assists in 4-1 win against Toronto (3/1) … Recorded two assists against Lowell (3/31) … Scored a goal and added an assist in 8-3 win against Binghamton (4/15).

College Career
2004-05: Played in 35 games with Boston University, recording 10 goals and 13 assists with 50 PIM … Earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors ... Voted MVP in the 2005 Beanpot after scoring the overtime winner in the championship game … Ranked tied for fifth on the team in points (23) and tied for fourth in goals ... Five of his 10 goals came on the power play, one was short-handed and three were game-winners ... Signed with Portland (AHL) at the end of his college season and played six games for the Pirates ... Posted his first professional point in his third AHL game with an assist 4/10 at Lowell ... Scored his first professional goal, the OT GWG, against Springfield (4/15).

Prep Career
2003-04: Played high school hockey at Cushing Academy, where he was named New England prep school MVP ... The team captain … Recorded 37 goals and 53 assists (90 points) and logged 96 PIM in 31 games. 2002-03: Played 28 games for Cushing, recording 31 goals, 26 assists and 49 PIM.

Two-time member of the U.S. National Junior Team. 2006: Had a five-goal game for Team USA at 2006 World Junior Championship … Led the U.S. with seven goals in seven games. 2005: Played for Team USA at the 2005 World Junior Championship in Grand Forks, N.D.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the second round, 33rd overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft.

Enjoys golfing, watching movies and relaxing in his spare time … Lists Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox as his favorite athlete … Favorite book is “11 Seconds,” about former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy … Lists winning the Beanpot and Calder Cup, as well as his first NHL game, as his fondest hockey memories … Son of Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque.