Nick Bonino

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Nick Bonino
Born (1988-04-20) April 20, 1988 (age 26)
Hartford, CT, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2010–present

Nick Bonino (born April 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Bonino began his high school career at Farmington High School in Connecticut, where he amassed 91 points in 24 games as a junior and led the school to its first state championship.[1] He then transferred to Avon Old Farms, playing for legendary coach John Gardner.[2] While at Avon Old Farms, Bonino captained a New England Championship hockey team in 2007.[3]

Bonino played his collegiate career at Boston University.[4] While a sophomore at Boston University, Bonino led the team to a NCAA National Championship over Miami University by first providing an assist to Zach Cohen to bring the Terriers within 1 goal and then by scoring the game-tying goal with 17.4 seconds left in the third period to force overtime.[5]

He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round, 173rd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. His rights were traded to the Ducks with goaltender Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Travis Moen and Kent Huskins on March 4, 2009. On March 21, 2010 Bonino signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Ducks.[6] After signing with the Ducks Bonino immediately joined the team making his NHL debut on March 26, 2010, in a game versus the Edmonton Oilers. He scored his first NHL goal in Anaheim's next game, three nights later, against the Dallas Stars, the goal was assisted by Teemu Selänne.[7] He finished the year playing in 9 games and registering 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points and 6 PIMs.[8] In the 2012–13 NHL season, he scored a hat trick in his team's 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on February 2, 2013.[9]

On June 27, 2014, Bonino was traded to the Vancouver Canucks along with teammate Luca Sbisa, a 1st & 3rd round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Ryan Kesler and a 3rd round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[10]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2009 [11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Boston University HE 39 16 13 29 10
2008–09 Boston University HE 44 18 32 50 30
2009–10 Boston University HE 33 11 27 38 12
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 12 33 45 32
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 26 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 6 16 22 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 50 5 13 18 8
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 5 8 13 8 7 3 1 4 4
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 77 22 27 49 22 13 4 4 8 8
NHL totals 189 33 49 82 48 24 7 4 11 12

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