Brian Bonin

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Brian Bonin
Born (1973-11-28) November 28, 1973 (age 43)
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
National team  United States
NHL Draft 211th overall, 1992
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1996–2005

Brian Raymond Bonin (born November 28, 1973 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota) is an American 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 professional debut with the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks in the 1996–97 season. He then joined the AHL's Syracuse Crunch for the 1997–98 season, tallying 69 points in 67 games.

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.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1992–93
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1994 [1]
All-WCHA First Team 1994–95
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1994–95
All-WCHA First Team 1995–96
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1995–96
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1996 [1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 60 13 26 39 18 1 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 67 31 38 69 46 5 1 3 4 6
1998–99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 54 19 16 35 31 2 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Kansas City Blades IHL 19 2 5 7 10
1999–00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 67 19 28 47 20 4 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 72 35 42 77 45 4 2 0 2 0
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 7 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Langnau Swiss-A 40 19 18 37 26
2002–03 Langnau Swiss-A 44 15 22 37 26
2004–05 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 12 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Darby Hendrickson
Minnesota Mr. Hockey
1991–92 season
Succeeded by
Nick Checco
Preceded by
Chris Marinucci
WCHA Player of the Year
1994–95
1995–96
Succeeded by
Mike Crowley
Preceded by
Brian Holzinger
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
1995–1996 season
Succeeded by
Brendan Morrison
Preceded by
Kirk Daubenspeck
WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
1996
Succeeded by
David Hoogsteen