Chris Bourque said he loved playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this year. But a chance overseas was too good to pass up. The future AHL Hall of Famer will play for EHC Red Bull Munich next season, the German team announced Monday.

“All in all it’s a great opportunity for us, and something we think is going to be good for our family,” Bourque said. “That’s all it came down to, more of a business decision. I enjoyed every second I had in Bridgeport.”

Bourque, 33, signed with the Sound Tiger in July and led them with 54 points in 72 games. He played on Bridgeport’s top power-play unit, and also on the top line, most often in the second half alongside rookie centerman Otto Koivula.

This will be Bourque’s third season overseas. Twice he signed to play in the KHL in Russia, then moved to Switzerland during the season.

“It’s easy living over there, less games,” Bourque said. “We’ll get an opportunity to show our kids a different culture, a different lifestyle, a different part of the world.

“It takes you in crazy different directions.”

Bourque spent most of his AHL career with Hershey, the team that knocked Bridgeport out of the playoffs in five games in the first round. He is 20th on the AHL’s all-time scoring list with 746 points.

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