April 15, 1976|
Rochester, New York, US
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|National team||United States|
4th overall, 1994|
Bonsignore was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 4th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers, from the Niagara Falls Thunder in the Ontario Hockey League. While playing for the Oilers' American Hockey League farm team in the 1997-98 season, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was Tampa Bay's leading rookie scorer his first year while also earning International Hockey League player of the week recognition during a short stay with Tampa's farm team in Cleveland. In his 1998-99 season with Tampa he finished the year as a regular with the Lightning.
Not given a qualifying offer by the Lightning, Bonsignore became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization for the 1999-2000 season. He was a late cut at training camp and was assigned to their AHL farm team in St John's. Bonsignore suffered a season-ending ankle injury mid season, and asked for a release.
He chose to sit out the next two years for personal reasons, then returned in the 2002-03 season to play with the AHL franchises in Springfield and Lowell. He tried out with the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers in 2003 but was released towards the end of training camp .
In 2007–08, Bonsignore returned to North America, where he tried to rehabilitate from a groin injury suffered in Norway while playing a few games with the Fresno Falcons. At the time the New Jersey Devils signed him for their farm team, the Trenton Devils, where he finished the year. Bonsignore has not played since.
- December 30, 1997 – Edmonton trades Bonsignore, Bryan Marchment and Steve Kelly to Tampa Bay in exchange for Roman Hamrlík and the rights to Paul Comrie.
- July 15, 1999 – Toronto signs Bonsignore.
- December 13, 2002 – Phoenix signs Bonsignore.
- September 21, 2003 – Atlanta releases Bonsignore from NHL tryout during training camp.
Regular season and playoffs
|1993–94||Niagara Falls Thunder||OHL||41||15||47||62||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Niagara Falls Thunder||OHL||26||12||21||33||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||12||1||4||5||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||35||2||8||10||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||San Antonio Dragons||IHL||22||3||8||11||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||23||0||3||3||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||29||6||13||19||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||12||1||4||5||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||5||2||5||7||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||18||4||8||12||51||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- SM-liiga official website
- Speedway site
| Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick