Bryan Bickell

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Bryan Bickell
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Born (1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 28)
Orono, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 233 lb (106 kg; 16 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 41st overall, 2004
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2006–present

Bryan Bickell (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Bickell grew up playing minor hihockey in his hometown of Orono, Ontario for the Leafs rep program before playing AAA for the Central Ontario Wolves organization.

For his Bantam season, Bickell was moved to the Toronto Red Wings of the GTHL for one season before being drafted in the 2nd round (36th overall) in the 2002 OHL Priority Selection by the Ottawa 67's. Bickell was a member of the Bantam All-Ontario champions Toronto Red Wings with future Chicago Blackhawk teammate Dave Bolland.

Bickell was drafted 41st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). After his junior career, Bickell was signed to a 3-year entry level contract with the Blackhawks on June 5, 2006. He made his professional debut with the Norfolk Admirals at the beginning of the 2006–07 season.

Bickell was recalled to the Blackhawks at the end of the 2006–07 season and scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on April 5, 2007, against the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 win.[1] Bickell spent the majority of the 2007–08 season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. He was recalled by the Blackhawks on March 2, 2008, and played in four games with the Blackhawks.[2]

On June 9, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks won a Stanley Cup Championship. Bickell dressed in 4 playoff games and was a plus-3 rating over this time with one assist. Bickell received a ring from the team, but his name does not appear on the Stanley Cup for that particular year.

In the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Bickell finished with 17 points, scoring 9 goals including the game-tying goal in the Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. His strong play is credited as one of the major factors behind the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup that year.

On June 30, 2013, Bickell re-signed with Chicago for four years, $16 million.[3]

Personal[edit]

On August 3, 2013, Bickell married his long time girlfriend, Amanda Caskenette. They have a baby girl[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Toronto Red Wings GTHL 65 78 62 140 20
2001–02 Toronto Red Wings GTHL 65 31 41 72 76
2002–03 Ottawa 67's OHL 50 7 10 17 4 20 5 3 8 12
2003–04 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 20 16 36 76 7 3 0 3 11
2004–05 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 22 32 54 95 21 5 12 17 32
2005–06 Ottawa 67's OHL 41 28 22 50 41
2005–06 Windsor Spitfires OHL 26 17 16 33 19 7 5 5 10 10
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 48 10 15 25 66 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 2 0 2 0
2007–08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 73 19 20 39 52 12 2 3 5 11
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 42 6 8 14 60 4 0 2 2 4
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 16 3 1 4 5 4 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 65 16 15 31 58
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 17 20 37 40 5 2 2 4 0
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 9 15 24 48 6 2 0 2 4
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 9 14 23 25 23 9 8 17 14
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 59 11 4 15 28 19 7 3 10 8
NHL totals 279 51 54 105 148 57 20 14 34 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks end struggles against Red Wings in shoot-out". areyouwatchingthis.com. 2007-04-06. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Bickell and Dowell recalled to Chicago". icehogs.com. 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Bickell re-signs with Blackhawks." CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2013-Jun-30.
  4. ^ "Bryan Bickell marries fiancee Amanda". CSN Chicago. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 

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