AHL’s Ryan Bourque agrees to contract terms with Rangers

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Rangers have agreed on contract terms with Ryan Bourque, who is coming off his best AHL season with 21 goals and 37 points in 74 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Bourque, 23, led the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating, ranked second in goals, shots on goal (158) and in power play goals.

The 5-9, 185-pounder totaled 35 goals and 66 points in 196 AHL games with the Wolf Pack and Connecticut Whale.

His goals, points, and plus/minus rating have increased each year since his rookie season in 2011-12.

The Boxford, Massachusetts native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 80th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Bourque tied for fourth on Team USA with three assists in six games to help the Americans capture a bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship.

He also tallied three assists and posted a plus-three rating in seven games while helping Team USA capture a gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship.

He is the son of hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque.

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