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Topic - Chris Bourque
The Washington Capitals' race for the final roster spot is down to four players. Through three preseason games, Cody Eakin, Mattias Sjogren, Chris Bourque and Mathieu Perreault did little to distinguish themselves from the pack.
With just one spot up for grabs on the Washington Capitals roster, the competition for the third-line center position has been a focus of training camp. Cody Eakin, Mattias Sjogren, Mathieu Perreault Christian Hanson, Ryan Potulny and Chris Bourque spent the first week of camp battling each day.
Chris Bourque admits that when he was overseas last year playing in Russia and Switzerland that he read box scores from around the NHL, with obvious emphasis on the Capitals. Washington drafted Bourque in the second round of the 2004 draft, and he was part of the organization for almost his entire time in North America, save for a short time with the Penguins after being claimed off waivers.
The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Chris Bourque to a one-year contract.
"I'm happy about the MVP, but the big trophy is winning the Calder Cup," Bourque said on the ice afterwards, with his father, Hall of Fame defenseman Ray, looking on. "It's unbelievable, you don't see it too often three times in five years and back-to-back. I'll give the credit to all these guys, it was a thrill. It's a fun ride."
"Playing in Russia was definitely a culture shock — not too much English," Bourque said. "I didn't have any other North Americans on the team, so it was kind of tough — the language barrier really got to me and I made the move to Switzerland, and I really enjoyed myself there."