Capitals Acquire Zach Hamill

WASHINGTON - APRIL 11: Zach Hamill #52 of the Boston Bruins warms up before the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on April 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The Caps have traded Chris Bourque to Boston for center Zach Hamill. Hamill will be a restricted free agent this summer.

From the team:

The Washington Capitals acquired center Zach Hamill from the Boston Bruins in exchange for left wing Chris Bourque, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Hamill, 23, recorded 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 41 games last season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). The 5’11", 180-pound center tallied two assists in 16 games with the Boston Bruins in 2011-12. In 20 career NHL games, Hamill has collected four assists and has registered 139 points (44 goals, 95 assists) in 256 career AHL games.

The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was originally drafted by Boston in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Hamill won the Bobby Clarke trophy for amassing the most points (93) in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Everett Silvertips during the 2006-07 season.

Bourque, 26, registered 93 points (27 goals, 66 assists) in 73 games with the Hershey Bears in 2011-12. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

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