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Washington Signs Chris Bourque

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Chris Bourque to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bourque, 25, split time between Lugano of the Swiss-A league and Mytishchi Atlant of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) last season, collecting 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 39 games with Lugano and adding one goal in eight games with Mytishchi.

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Chris Bourque Was Tired Of Waiting

from Alexander Zaitsev of Russian Hockey Fans,

The former Washington Capitals forward Chris Bourque, who moved this summer to the KHL’s Atlant Mytischi, gave an interview to SportsDaily.ru.

RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation.

The story of your signing with Atlant was pretty long. Were you hesitating?

Bourque: “I just wanted to see how it’d turn out with the Capitals. When the situation wasn’t clear I had to told Atlant that they’d have to wait.”

But then finally the Capitals offered you a contract. Why did you decide to move to Russia?

Bourque: “Things were going the way that I’d not get a spot with the Capitals. I have won everything in the AHL - like the Calder Cup and the playoffs MVP. Besides I was soon to reach the age limit, which would mean I’d have to part ways with the AHL. And since I wasn’t completely sure that I’d make the first team, I decided to move to Russia. I got sick of constantly waiting for my chance and then being used to plug holes in the roster.”

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Chris Bourque Determined To Play For Capitals

from Phil Stacey of the Salem News,

With four games of NHL experience already on his hockey resume, Chris Bourque is looking to considerably add to that total during the upcoming season….

“I feel like I can compete in the NHL. It’s up to me whether or not I can make that happen (in camp),” said Bourque, who has spent the last three seasons playing in Washington’s American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey, Pa., where he had 28 goals and 63 points for the Bears last year.

“I don’t want to go back to the AHL. No knock on Hershey, but that’s not where I want to be. My main focus is on making the big team.”

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