Bruins trade Zach Hamill to Washington for Chris Bourque
The Washington Capitals traded forward Chris Bourque, the son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque, to the Boston Bruins on Saturday in exchange for forward Zach Hamill.
Boston acquired the winger from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forward Zach Hamill.
Bourque, 26, spent the 2011-12 season playing for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, leading the league in scoring with 93 points. He's eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1, so there is a possibility that he never actually plays a game as a member of the Bruins organization. Of course, if the Bruins didn't intend on signing him they probably wouldn't have gone through the trade to begin with.
In 33 career games with Washington and Pittsburgh, Bourque has scored one goal to go with three assists.
Going the other way is the 23-year-old Hamill, the No. 7 overall pick from the 2007 draft.
To this point it wouldn't be unfair to say he's been a bust for the Bruins, having produced just four assists in 20 NHL games. He spent most of this past season playing for the Bruins AHL team in Providence, scoring eight goals to go with 13 assists in 41 games.
He will be a restricted free agent this offseason.
For more hockey news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnHockey and @agretz on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Series schedules, results and updates from the second round of the Stanley Cup race
Here's how to stay on top of all of the NHL's second-round playoff series, which begin Wed...
Series schedules, results and updates from the first round of the Stanley Cup race
Ottawa took a 3-2 decision to send Boston home, and Washington outlasted Toronto, 2-1
Stevens was L.A.'s interim coach for four games in the 2011-12 season
St. Louis, New York and Edmonton eked out victories that eliminated Minnesota, Montreal and...