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May 26, 2012 | 5:10pm ET
Bruins acquire Bourque from Capitals
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Boston Bruins have acquired left wing Chris Bourque from the Washington Capitals in exchange for center Zach Hamill.

Bourque, son of Ray Bourque, the Boston Bruins Hall-of-Fame defenseman, appeared in 73 regular-season games this year for the Hershey Bears of the AHL, registering 27 goals and 66 assists for 93 points, with 42 penalty minutes.

In 2010-11, the 26-year-old Boston native signed with Mytishchi Atlant of the KHL, where he scored one goal in eight games. Following his stint in Russia, Bourque signed with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A. In 39 games with Lugano, he posted 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points.

Bourque was originally drafted 33rd overall by the Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. In 2009-10, he appeared in 20 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hamill, 23, recorded eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 41 games last season with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. He also picked up two assists in 16 games with the Bruins.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was originally drafted by Boston in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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