Chris Bourque Returns to Hershey!

Posted June 20, 2017

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The Hershey Bears announced they came to a one-year deal with Bears fan-favorite Chris Bourque, who will be entering his 9th season with the team.

“We are beyond thrilled to have Chris Bourque return to Hershey for the 2017-18 season,” said Vice President of Hockey Operations Bryan Helmer. “Chris has done so much for the Bears in his illustrious career. He is one of the premier players in the AHL and has become a fantastic veteran leader for our club. His impressive resume and body of work speaks for itself. We are excited to have Chris, one of the all-time greats in AHL history, and his family, back in Hershey through at least 2018.”

“My family and I are very excited to be coming back,” said Bourque, 31, and son of NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque. “We really do love Hershey. We’ve had some great memories here and we’re looking forward to building some new ones going forward. I take a lot of pride in being a Hershey Bear. Every night I get to put that sweater on is an honor for me. I just love being part of the community and playing in front of the great fans at Giant Center.”

Though he’s spent most of his hockey career in Hershey, he’s gotten some NHL experience with the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins. He scored his first NHL goal for the Caps in 2008-09.

He's Back for another season!!! @cb1seven has signed an AHL contract for the 2017-18 season! ???????? #HBH

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