March 9, 1986 |
Orono, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||233 lb (106 kg; 16 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team||Chicago Blackhawks|
|NHL Draft||41st overall, 2004
Bickell grew up playing minor hockey 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. 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.
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.
On August 3, 2013, Bickell married his long time girlfriend, Amanda. They have a baby girl, Makayla.
|2000–01||Toronto Red Wings||GTHL||65||78||62||140||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Toronto Red Wings||GTHL||65||31||41||72||76||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Bryan Bickell re-signs with Blackhawks." CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2013-Jun-30.
- "Bryan Bickell marries fiancee Amanda". CSN Chicago. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-05.