Stu Bickel

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Stu Bickel
Stu Bickel - Connecticut Whale.jpg
Bickel while playing for the Connecticut Whale
Born (1986-10-02) October 2, 1986 (age 27)
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Stuart Richard Bickel (born October 2, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

On July 2, 2008, the Anaheim Ducks signed Bickel, an undrafted free agent, to a three-year contract.[1] In the 2010–11 season, on November 23, 2010, Bickel was traded by the Ducks to the New York Rangers in exchange for fellow defenseman, Nigel Williams.[2] After starting the 2011-12 season with the AHL Connecticut Whale, Bickel was called up to the Rangers on December 18, 2011.[3] He made his NHL debut on December 20, 2011, in a game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center, recording an assist in the game for his first NHL point.[4]

The Rangers re-signed Bickel to a two-year contract on July 1, 2012.[5] He started the delayed 2012–13 season with the Rangers after the NHL lockout, however after only 16 games he was placed on waivers and assigned to AHL affiliate, the Whale and Wolf Pack for the remainder of his two-year contract.

On July 1, 2014, Bickel signed a one-year two way contract with the Minnesota Wild.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 13 0 0 0 20
2005–06 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 14 0 0 0 25
2005–06 Southern Minnesota Express NAHL 38 8 12 20 115
2006–07 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 57 2 11 13 215 8 0 3 3 29
2007–08 University of Minnesota WCHA 45 1 6 7 92
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 21 0 1 1 51
2009–10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 24 1 12 13 50 9 0 2 2 14
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 36 2 2 4 38
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 6 0 3 3 14
2010–11 Elmira Jackals ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale AHL 54 2 7 9 135 6 0 1 1 6
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 27 1 3 4 80
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 51 0 9 9 108 18 0 0 0 16
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 16 0 0 0 49
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 10 0 1 1 18
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 24 1 7 8 85
NHL totals 67 0 9 9 157 18 0 0 0 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anaheim Ducks ink Gopher defenseman Stu Bickel". bleacherreport.com. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Ducks, Rangers make swap minor league defensemen". LA Times. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Rangers call up defenseman Bickel". New York Rangers. December 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Bickel Becomes 478th ECHL Player to Reach NHL". ECHL. December 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Rangers Re-Sign Defenseman Bickel For 2 Years". CBS New York. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wild inks three more on FA opening day". Minnesota Wild. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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