Bourque spent the 2014–15 season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL, tallying 29 goals and 66 points. He led the team in goals, points and assists and was fifth in the AHL in points.
The 29-year-old last played in the NHL in 2012–13, when he appeared in 18 games for the Boston Bruins. Bourque has played in 51 games over his NHL career, recording eight points.
Bourque was drafted by the Capitals in 2004 and previously had stints with them from 2007 to 2010. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque.
The Capitals finished 45–26–11 last season, losing to the New York Rangers in the second round of the playoffs.
- Molly Geary