Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Bickell
Bryan Bickell was born March 9, 1986 in Bowmanville, Ontario. The second round, 41st overall selection of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Bickell is a graduate of the OHL's Ottawa 67's.

A powerful hitter, Bickell spent four years in the Ottawa where his offensive output increased year by year. He enjoyed his best season in 2005-06, tallying 45 goals and 85 points with Ottawa and Windsor. Bickell made his professional hockey debut with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL and notched 10 goals and 15 assists. That same season, he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in a game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Blackhawks would start the lockout shortened 2012-13 season on an unbelievable roll, recording at least a point in 24 straight games to start the season, setting an NHL record. Off the strength of their impressive start, the Hawks cruised to the second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history.

It was during the 2013 NHL playoffs that Bickell truly made a name for himself. While still a physical force, he would score nine goals and add eight assists, ranking as the Hawks second leading scoring en route to the club's fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

After being knocked out in the Western Conference Finals by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion, Los Angeles Kings, the Bickell would return to the Stanley Cup Final with the Blackhawks where they would defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. This would be Bickell's second Stanley Cup in three years.

On June 15, 2016, Bickell's time in the Blackhawks organization would come to an end. He was traded along with Teuvo Teräväinen to the Carolina Hurricanes. Bickell would suit up in just seven games for the Hurricanes during the 2016-17 season before experiencing health issues. On November 12, 2016, the Hurricanes announced that Bickell had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and placed him on injured reserve.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Toronto Red Wings GTHL 68 24 26 50 20 5 3 1 4 4
2001-02 Toronto Red Wings GTHL 65 31 41 72 76 2 2 2 4 0
2002-03 Ottawa 67's OHL 50 7 10 17 4 +11 20 5 3 8 12
2003-04 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 20 16 36 76 -9 7 3 0 3 11
2004-05 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 22 32 54 95 +12 21 5 12 17 32
2004-05 Ottawa 67's M-Cup 4 0 1 1 4
2005-06 Ottawa 67's OHL 41 28 22 50 41 +6
2005-06 Windsor Spitfires OHL 26 17 16 33 19 +13 7 5 5 10 10
2006-07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 2 0 2 0 +1
2006-07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 48 10 15 25 66 +14 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -1
2007-08 Rockford IceHogs AHL 73 19 20 39 52 +1 12 2 3 5 11
2008-09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 42 6 8 14 60 +8 4 0 2 2 4
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 16 3 1 4 5 +4 4 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 65 16 15 31 58 -6
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 17 20 37 40 +6 5 2 2 4 0
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 9 15 24 48 -3 6 2 0 2 4
2012-13 Orli Znojmo Austria 28 9 18 27 14 0
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 9 14 23 25 +12 23 9 8 17 14
2013-14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 59 11 4 15 28 -6 19 7 3 10 8
2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 14 14 28 38 +5 18 0 5 5 14
2015-16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 0 2 2 2 -5
2015-16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 47 15 16 31 23 +3 3 0 1 1 2
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 11 1 0 1 4 -4
2016-17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 10 1 3 4 4 -1
NHL Totals 395 66 70 136 192 75 20 19 39 42


Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (Austria), October 3, 2012. Traded to Carolina by Chicago with Teuvo Teravainen for NY Rangers' 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Chicago selected Artur Kayumov) in 2016 NHL Draft and Chicago's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Keith Petruzzelli) in 2017 NHL Draft, June 15, 2016. Missed majority of 2016-17 due to treatment for multiple sclerosis. Officially announced his retirement, April 10, 2017.
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