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Report: Bruins’ Bourque, Avs’ Vincour jump to KHL

Jun 18, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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KHL club AK Bars Kazan has agreed to terms with NHL forwards Chris Bourque and Tomas Vincour, according to Russian news outlet R-Sport.

Bourque, 27, made headlines last season when he made the Bruins roster out of abbreviated training camp, carrying on the legacy set by his father — Ray Bourque — who spent 21 seasons in Boston during his Hall of Fame career.

The younger Bourque appeared in 18 games with the B’s last season, scoring 1G-3A while averaging over 12 minutes per game.

What’s curious about the timing of this announcement is that Bourque is currently traveling as one of Boston’s Black Aces in the Stanley Cup final, and has one season left on the two-year, $1.1 million deal signed in 2012.

That said, this move didn’t come entirely out of left field — Bourque does have a history with the KHL, having spent the 2010-11 season with Atlant Moscow Oblast.

As for Vincour, the 22 year old Czech appeared in 88 games with over three seasons with Dallas — scoring a career-high 10 points in 2011-12 — before being shipped to Colorado at this year’s deadline.

Vincour proceeded to appear in two games for the Avs, but spent the majority of his time with AHL Lake Erie.

  1. bekay19 - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Huge relief for the Bruins because I believe he has a one way deal in place for next year.

    • poortom1 - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      You’re right. Year 2 was a one way deal for $650K

  2. nostredummass - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Happy for the guy. I guess he realized that he was just under the bar when it comes to making in the NHL. Never had any complaint about his effort and compete level. All the luck in the world Chris!

  3. einjzmolf - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    I was excited about Tomas Vincour when he came up with Dallas for the first time. Saw his first goal, and he was always so excited to produce when he did. Poor management and coaching had him shipped to and from the AHL way too often, and you could see the loss of motivation eat at him and his numbers. Hope he has a better chance at a good career in the KHL.

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