It was announced today via Chris Bourque’s personal twitter account that he has played his final game for the Hershey Bears…for now. Chris has played the last three seasons for the Bears. This past season Chris split time between Hershey and for team USA at the Olympics in Pyeong Chang in South Korea. Bourque has played 604 AHL games for the Hershey Bears alone. Chris has also played AHL seasons with the Providence Bruins and the Hartford Wolf Pack, along with six game in his rookie season with the Portland Pirates before Washington moved their affiliation to Hershey. Bourque takes his 236 career AHL goals along with two NHL goals and will move on to another AHL team.
Thank you to all bears fans! Was a thrill playing in front of all of you these past 3 Years! Hershey will always be a second home to my family! Till next time pic.twitter.com/pFIFbuDL1t
— Chris Bourque (@cbourque17) July 5, 2018
It is all speculation at this point as Chris has not announced his new home, however Chris and his family are originally from the north east in Massachusetts. The teams that make sense for Bourque would be a return to the Providence Bruins or Hartford Wolf Pack, or potentially a chance to reunite with his brother Ryan in Bridgeport apart of the Sound Tigers and the Islanders organization.