Chris Bourque, son of Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, now a Bruin

The Bruins have acquired Chris Bourque, son of legendary defenseman Ray Bourque, from the Capitals for Zach Hamill.

Chris Bourque most recently played for Hershey, Washington’s AHL affiliate. Bourque is a fringe NHLer who has appeared in 33 big-league games between Washington and Pittsburgh. Bourque played one year of college hockey at Boston University.

Bourque could be in the mix for a fourth-line energy role if he has a good training camp.

Hamill was the Bruins’ first-round pick in 2007. Hamill would have been a restricted free agent on July 1. It’s possible the Bruins might not have tendered Hamill, making him an unrestricted free agent.


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