Friday, June 1, 2012
Bruins sign Paille and Bourque
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday that the team has signed forward Daniel Paille to a three-year contract through the 2014-15 season and forward Chris Bourque to a two-year contract through the 2013-14 season.
Paille’s contract is worth $1.3 million per season. Bourque’s deal will be a two-way contract in year one (2012-13) -- $550,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the American Hockey League level. In the second year it will be a one-way contract worth $550,000.
Paille has been with the Bruins for three season, registering 25 goals and 22 assists in 186 regular season games. He had nine goals and six assists in 69 games in 2011-12.
Bourque, the son of Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, was acquired from the Washington Capitals on May 26, 2012 in exchange for Zach Hamill. He led the AHL in scoring last season with 27 goals and 66 assists. He has played in 33 NHL games in his career (20 for the Pittsburgh Penguins and 13 for the Capitals).