Capitals bring back LW Chris Bourque on 1-yr deal

The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Chris

Bourque to a one-year contract.

Bourque returns to the Capitals organization after spending last

season splitting time between leagues in Switzerland and


The Capitals chose Bourque in the second round of the 2004

draft. He played on championship teams with Washington’s AHL

affiliate in Hershey in 2006, 2009 and 2010.

The 25-year-old son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque has

played in 33 career NHL games, including 20 when he spent part of

the 2009-10 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.