Ray Bourque never played for the Rangers, but today he could be their biggest fan.
The Hall-of-Famer saw his oldest son, Chris, sign with the Blueshirts today after splitting last season between the KHL and Swiss League.
The 33rd overall pick at the 2004 Entry Draft, Chris — who’s appeared in 51 NHL games in his career — will now join younger brother Ryan, taken 80th overall by the Rangers in 2009 and currently with the team’s AHL affiliate in Hartford.
Though he hasn’t spent much time in the NHL, Chris has made several headlines — most of which came during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, when he signed with and made the Bruins out of training camp. Given his dad’s standing in the Boston organization, the story picked up a lot of steam…but the eldest Bourque didn’t, appearing in just 18 games before being shipped off to AHL Providence.
As for the younger Bourque, Ryan just wrapped his third and most successful campaign in the American League, scoring a career-high 21 goals and 37 points for the Wolf Pack last season.