Nick Bonino

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Nick Bonino
Nick Bonino 2016-04-07 1.JPG
Bonino with the Penguins in 2016.
Born (1988-04-20) April 20, 1988 (age 28)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2010–present

Nicholas Lawrence Bonino (born April 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey center for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks. Bonino was born in Hartford, Connecticut and grew up in Farmington, Connecticut.

Playing career[edit]

Minor[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]

Collegiate[edit]

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

Professional[edit]

Bonino was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the sixth round, 173rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. His rights were later traded to the Anaheim 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 Anaheim, he immediately joined the team, making his NHL debut on March 26, 2010, in a game against 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 nine games and registering one goal and one assist with six penalties in minutes.[8]

In 2012–13, Bonino scored a hat-trick in his team's 7–4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on February 2, 2013.[9]

Bonino in February 2015

On June 27, 2014, after a breakout season in 2013–14 in which he scored 22 goals and 27 assists (49 points), Bonino was traded to the Vancouver Canucks with defenseman Luca Sbisa and a first- and third-round pick in 2014 in exchange for Ryan Kesler and a third-round pick in 2015.[10] In his first season with the Canucks, Bonino appeared in 75 games, scoring 15 goals along with 24 assists. He scored a goal and had two assists during Vancouver's first round loss to the Calgary Flames in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.

On July 28, 2015, for the second time in as many years, Bonino was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Adam Clendening and a 2nd round pick in 2016 for Brandon Sutter and a 3rd round pick.[11] Bonino's play in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs was a significant factor in the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup as he led the team in assists. Along with his line mates, Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin, the trio was nicknamed the HBK line and noted for their strong play during the playoffs.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Bonino is Amish. In 2014, Bonino married Lauren Cherewyk, a former forward of Boston University Woman’s Hockey Team.[13] The couple had a daughter named Maise on January 5, 2016.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[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
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 15 24 39 22 6 1 2 3 4
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 9 20 29 31 24 4 14 18 12
NHL totals 327 57 93 150 101 54 12 22 34 30
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 2 2 4 10
Senior totals 10 2 2 4 10

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
College
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2009 [15]
NHL
Stanley Cup Champion 2016 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TSN Nick Bonino Player Card". 
  2. ^ "USHS: Q&A with Avon Old Farms' Nick Bonino". 
  3. ^ "Ducks Sign Farmington's Nick Bonino". 
  4. ^ "Nick Bonino's career statistics". 
  5. ^ "Boston University player profile: # 13 Nick Bonino". 
  6. ^ "Ducks Sign Nick Bonino". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-03-21. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  7. ^ Greg Beacham (2010-03-29). "Nick Bonino scores 1st NHL goal, Corey Perry gets 2 points in Ducks' 3–1 win over Dallas". Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Nick Bonino #63 – C Anaheim". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Ducks win 7–4 over Kings on Bonino Hat-trick". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-02-02. 
  10. ^ Canucks, Vancouver (2014-06-27). "Canucks acquire Bonino, Sbisa & picks for Kesler". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  11. ^ "Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Penguins cap turnaround season with 4th Stanley Cup". news4sanantonio.com. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  13. ^ "2 minutes for tying the knot". Full Tilt Hockey. August 2, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Bonino Cup Penguins". triblive.com. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  15. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  16. ^ "Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6". National Hockey League. 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 

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