Portland signs C. Bourque to ATO

Portland Pirates head coach Tim Army announced today that center Chris Bourque, son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque, has signed an amateur try-out contract with the Pirates. Bourque comes to Portland after finishing his freshman year at Boston University.

The 5-foot-8, 175-pound forward was a second-round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL draft.

This season with the Terriers, Bourque was named to the Hockey East all-rookie team after recording 10 goals and 13 assists in 35 games. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Beanpot tournament after notching the game-winning goal in overtime against Northeastern in the title game.