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Nick Bonino
Nick Bonino
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Bonino with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016
Born (1988-04-20) April 20, 1988 (age 32)
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
Minnesota Wild
Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nashville Predators
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 Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. Bonino was born in Hartford, Connecticut and grew up in Farmington, Connecticut.

Playing career

Minor

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 under coach Mike Barone.[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

Bonino during his tenure with the Canucks in February 2015.

Bonino played his collegiate career at Boston University.[4] While a sophomore at the university, Bonino led the Boston Terriers to an 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

Anaheim Ducks

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]

Vancouver Canucks

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.

Pittsburgh Penguins

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]

Nashville Predators

After winning the Stanley Cup in each of his two seasons in Pittsburgh, Bonino left as a free agent to sign a four-year $16.4 million contract with the Nashville Predators on July 1, 2017.[13]

Minnesota Wild

Approaching his final season under contract, on October 7, 2020, Bonino was traded by the Predators to division rival the Minnesota Wild, along with second- and third-round picks in 2020, in exchange for Luke Kunin and a fourth-round pick in 2020.[14]

Personal life

Bonino raising the Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh, 2017

In 2014, Bonino married Lauren Cherewyk, a former forward of Boston University Women's Hockey Team.[15] The couple have a daughter named Maise born on January 5, 2016.[16]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 Farmington High USHS 24 44 23 67 10 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Farmington High USHS 24 68 23 91 12 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Avon Old Farms USHS 26 26 30 56 10 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Avon Old Farms USHS 26 24 42 66 14 -- -- -- -- --
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 Neumarkt-Egna ITL.2 19 26 26 52 14 -- -- -- -- --
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
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 18 19 37 16 21 4 3 7 2
2017-18 Nashville Predators NHL 71 12 13 25 20 13 2 3 5 9
2018-19 Nashville Predators NHL 81 17 18 35 18 6 0 2 2 2
2019-20 Nashville Predators NHL 67 18 17 35 16 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 626 122 160 282 171 98 19 29 48 45
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal - third place
Bronze medal - third place

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 United States WC 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 2 2 4 10
2018 United States WC 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 1 3 4 0
Senior totals 15 3 5 8 10

Awards and honors

References

  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". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Ducks Sign Nick Bonino". Anaheim Ducks. 2010-03-21. Retrieved .
  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 .
  8. ^ "Nick Bonino #63 - C Anaheim". TSN.ca. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Ducks win 7-4 over Kings on Bonino Hat-trick". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-02-02. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Canucks, Vancouver (2014-06-27). "Canucks acquire Bonino, Sbisa & picks for Kesler". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Penguins cap turnaround season with 4th Stanley Cup". news4sanantonio.com. 2016-06-12. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Predators sign Nick Bonino to four-year contract". Nashville Predators. 2017-07-01. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Wild acquires Nick Bonino, two picks in the 2020 Entry Draft". Minnesota Wild. October 7, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "2 minutes for tying the knot". Full Tilt Hockey. August 2, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "From daughter's birth to Stanley Cup, Penguins' Bonino has enjoyed a whirlwind ride". triblive.com. 2016-06-12. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA. 2010-06-19. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6". National Hockey League. 2016-06-12. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2017-06-11. Retrieved .

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