Boston Bruins: Chiarelli Picks Up Bourque; Sends Hamill Away

Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced earlier this evening that center Zach Hamill will no longer don the spoked B, and will head south to join the Washington Capitals this offseason. In return, Boston picked up 26-year-old forward Chris Bourque, son of Bruins Hall-of-Famer, Ray Bourque.

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Hamill finished this last season with the Bruins with only two points in 16 games. After being drafted 8th overall by the Bruins in the 2007 NHL draft, Hamill had shown some signs of improvement, but it wasn't enough for Chiarelli to keep him around. Along with his two points this season, the 23-year-old had four penalty minutes. He also played 41 games with the Providence Bruins where he picked up 21 points.

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Meanwhile Bourque had 27-66=93 point this season with the Hershey Bears, and accumulated 42 penalty minutes. Stacking up at 5'8 and 180-lbs, the Boston native has the opportunity to make himself a new name in Beantown and add even more history to the Bourque name here.

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