Hershey Bears forward Chris Bourque has been named the American Hockey League’s most valuable player.
The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities.
Bourque is vying for his second career AHL scoring title in 2015-16, heading into the final weekend of the regular season with a career-high 30 goals and a league-best 79 points in 70 games played.
Bourque has appeared in 51 career NHL games for the Capitals, Penguins and Bruins, scoring twice with six assists. He’s also spent time playing in Europe.