November 28, 1973 |
St. Paul, MN, USA
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
|NHL Draft||211th overall, 1992
Brian Raymond Bonin (born November 28, 1973 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a former professional ice hockey center. He was drafted in the ninth round, 211th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.
After being named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 1992 for his play at White Bear Lake Area High School, Bonin entered the University of Minnesota. His stellar time with the Golden Gophers culminated with winning the Hobey Baker Award, given to the most outstanding collegiate hockey player in the NCAA, in his senior season. Bonin led the nation in scoring during the 1995-1996 season at the University of Minnesota, and was named a first-team All-American, WCHA Player of the Year, first-team All-WCHA, and team Most Valuable Player in both his junior and senior seasons
Bonin made his NHL debut with the Penguins in the 1998–99 season, appearing in five regular-season and three playoff games. The rest of the season was split between the IHL's Kansas City Blades and the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings. After another full season with the Syracuse Crunch and most of one with the Cleveland Lumberjacks, Bonin joined the Minnesota Wild for seven NHL games in the 2000–01 season. To date, he has no further NHL experience.
In his 12 career NHL games, Bonin was held off the scoresheet. He also went scoreless in his three career Stanley Cup playoff games.
- Minnesota Mr. Hockey (most outstanding senior high school player in Minnesota): 1991–92 season
- Hobey Baker Award (top player in NCAA): 1995–96 season
Career statistics 
|1998–99||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||54||19||16||35||31||2||0||0||0||0|
|1998–99||Kansas City Blades||IHL||19||2||5||7||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|Awards and achievements|
|Minnesota Mr. Hockey
|Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
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