Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Bonino
Nick Bonino was born on April 20, 1988 in Unionville, Connecticut. He played his collegiate hockey at Boston University where he helped the team to an NCAA National Championship in 2009.

Though drafted by the Sharks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bonino would never suit up for the club. His rights were sent to the Anaheim Ducks in a trade deadline day move on March 4, 2010. Shortly after, Bonino joined the Ducks and made his NHL debut on March 26, 2010. This past season with the Ducks (2012-13), he produced 5 goals and 8 assists for a total of 13 points in 27 games.

After a career season in Anaheim where he scored 22 goals and 49 points Bonino was traded prior to the 2014-15 season, along with Luca Sbisa and a first and third round draft pick was traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Ryan Kesler and a third round draft pick.

Bonino played only one season in Vancouver before he was traded along with Adam Clendening and a second round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a third round draft pick.The move would turn out to be a fortuitous one for Bonino. He would go to appear in 63 regular-season games for the Penguins during the 2015-16 as well as 24 post-season games, helping the club to the fourth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. Bonino led the Penguins with 14 assists during the post-season run and his game-winning goal late in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final gave the Penguins a series lead that they would never relinquish.

After helping the Penguins to their second consecutive Stanley Cup victory, Bonino would test the free agent market. On July 1, 2017, he signed with the team he had defeated just days earlier in the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators.

On the international stage, Bonino helped the United States to a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Farmington High School High-CT 24 44 23 67 10
2004-05 Farmington High School High-CT 24 68 23 91 12
2005-06 Avon Old Farms High-CT 25 26 30 56 10
2006-07 Avon Old Farms High-CT 26 24 42 66 14
2007-08 Boston University Terriers H-East 39 16 13 29 10 +1
2008-09 Boston University Terriers H-East 44 18 32 50 30 +29
2009-10 Boston University Terriers H-East 33 11 27 38 12 +18
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 1 1 2 6 0
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 26 0 0 0 4 -3 4 0 0 0 2
2010-11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 12 33 45 32 +10
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 50 5 13 18 8 +1
2011-12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 6 16 22 2 0
2012-13 Neumarkt/Egna Italy-2 19 26 26 52 14
2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 5 8 13 8 -3 7 3 1 4 4
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 77 22 27 49 22 +14 13 4 4 8 8
2014-15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 15 24 39 22 +7 6 1 2 3 4
2014-15 United States WC-A 10 2 2 4 10 +4
2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 9 20 29 31 +13 24 4 14 18 12
2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 18 19 37 16 -5 21 4 3 7 2
NHL Totals 407 75 112 187 117 75 16 24 40 32


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2009) Traded to Anaheim by San Jose with Timo Pielmeier and San Jose's 4th round pick (Andrew O'Brien) in 2012 NHL Draft for Travis Moen and Kent Huskins, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Neumarkt/Egna (Italy-2), October 16, 2012. Traded to Vancouver by Anaheim with Luca Sbisa and Anaheim's 1st (Jared McCann) and 3rd (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Keegan Iverson) round picks in 2014 NHL Draft for Ryan Kesler and Vancouver's 3rd round pick (Deven Sideroff) in 2015 NHL Draft, June 27, 2014. Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver with Adam Clendening and Anaheim's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Pittsburgh selected Filip Gustavsson) in 2016 NHL Draft for Brandon Sutter and Vancouver's 3rd round pick (lpreviously acquired, Vancouver selected William Lockwood) in 2016 NHL Draft, July 28, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 1, 2017.
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