Bourque hits milestone with 700th AHL point

Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Chris Bourque became the 24th player in American Hockey League history with 700 career points, assisting on a goal 2:54 into the first period of tonight’s game vs. Providence.

Bourque later added a goal in the Sound Tigers’ 5-4 overtime win.

Bourque, a 14th-year pro, now has 240 goals and 461 assists for 701 points in 734 regular-season games with Bridgeport, Hershey, Hartford, Providence and Portland.

Bourque, 32, won AHL MVP honors in 2015-16 and has captured two scoring titles (2011-12, 2015-16), three Calder Cup championships (2006, 2009, 2010) and one postseason MVP award (2010).

The 2018 U.S. Olympian has also played in a record-tying six AHL All-Star Classics (2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), and has been named a First Team AHL All-Star three times.

In addition to his regular-season scoring, Bourque is the AHL’s all-time leader in playoff assists (82) and ranks fourth in points (117) and second in games played (133) in Calder Cup Playoff history.

Originally a second-round draft choice by Washington in 2004, Bourque has recorded two goals and six assists in 51 career NHL games with Washington, Pittsburgh and Boston.