The New York Rangers announced on Friday that they have come to terms with restricted free agent Ryan Bourque.
The Massachusetts-native has spent the past three seasons in the American Hockey League after being selected by the Rangers in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
In 196 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale, Bourque has scored 35 goals and added 31 assists. He had his best season as a professional this past season, netting 21 goals and tallying 16 assists in 74 games with the Wolf Pack.
Prior to joining the Rangers’ AHL affiliate, Bourque played two seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Quebec Remparts, totaling 45 goals and 57 assists in 89 games in juniors.
The 23-year-old forward is the son of Bruins legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, and the second of Ray’s sons to play professional hockey. Ryan’s brother, Chris, played for the Bruins during the 2013 lockout-shortened season and has 51 games of NHL experience.
No specific terms of Bourque’s Rangers contract have been released.