Hershey’s Chris Bourque Is Playing Captain for 2017 AHL All-Star Classic

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Posted December 19, 2016

(Photos by Caps Outsider)

Congratulations to the AHL’s active leading scorer, Hershey Bears forward Chris Bourque, for being selected as playing captain for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic. It is Bourque’s fifth career AHL All-Star Classic appearance. The festivities are January 29th and 30th at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Via the Bears:

Bourque is in his eighth season with the Bears and is the AHL’s career scoring leader among active players with 604 points (208 goals, 396 assists) in 610 games with Hershey, Hartford, Providence, and Portland. The 12th-year pro has captured two AHL scoring titles (2012, 2016) and was named league MVP for the 2015-16 regular season. A 30-year-old Boston native, Bourque also ranks among the AHL’s all-time playoff leaders with 78 assists (second) and 107 points (fifth) in 121 postseason games played (fourth), winning three Calder Cup championships with Hershey (2006, 2009, 2010) in five trips to the Finals and earning MVP honors for the 2010 postseason. Bourque, who has also skated in 51 National Hockey League contests with Washington, Pittsburgh and Boston, has been a First Team AHL All-Star selection three times.
 
The forward has collected 498 points (168 goals, 330 assists) in 492 regular season games with the Bears. He ranks seventh in team history in points and sixth in assists. He notched his 600th career AHL point earlier this season, tallying an assist in a 6-2 loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on December 10. An alternate captain with Hershey, Bourque is second in scoring among Hershey skaters with 25 points (seven goals, 18 assists) in 28 games this season.
Chris Bourque celebrates his second period goal

Chris Bourque, center,  celebrates a goal.