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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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Look for Kevin Bieksa to be the veteran leader of the Anaheim Ducks blueline.
The Ducks had Francois Beauchemin as their veteran leader last season but the unrestricted free agent left for the Colorado Avalanche this week. The 34-year-old Bieksa will provide the veteran presence for the young Ducks like Cam Fowler 23, Sami Vatanen 24, Hampus Lindholm 21 and Simon Despres 23. Bieksa used to be a very good fantasy defenseman but with four goals and 14 points in 60 games last season, he has little value outside of his penalty minute totals at this stage of his career. Jul 5 - 6:38 AM

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Kevin Bieksa has inked a two-year, $8 million extension.

Bieksa still has a season left on his five-year, $23 million deal. In other words, once his present contract experiences, his cap hit will actually go down. He had four goals, 14 points, and 77 penalty minutes in 60 contests with Vancouver in 2014-15.
Jul 1 - 9:53 AM

Vancouver has traded defenseman Kevin Bieksa to Anaheim for a 2016 second round draft pick.

The 34-year-old Bieksa has one season left on his contract which dings the cap at $4.6M, however his actual salary is just $2.5M. In 136 games for the Canucks over the last two seasons, Bieksa has scored just eight goals and 38 points with 153 hits, 181 PIMs, and 232 hits. The trade now gives Vancouver about $8.2M in cap space with only a few slots to fill. While Anaheim has about $20.8M in cap space, with several slots to fill. The trade may also spell the end of Francois Beauchemin's second stint in Anaheim.
Jun 30 - 6:15 PM

Both the Vancouver Canucks and Kevin Bieksa's camp are frustrated that the team couldn't get a trade completed with the San Jose Sharks.

It's common knowledge that Bieksa is on the trade market and it appeared as though the two teams were close to a deal, but it never materialized. The Canucks were reportedly asking for a 2015 second round pick, but the Sharks weren't willing to let that pick go. If Bieksa doesn't end up in San Jose, there are 10 other teams reportedly interested in his services.
Jun 28 - 12:53 PM

The Vancouver Canucks want a pair of second round draft picks for 34-year-old defender Kevin Bieksa.

You may wonder where some teams get their price values from, well for Canucks GM Jim Benning, he wants what Boston got in return for Johnny Boychuk last off-season. "I don’t think it’s too much, I think it’s fair," Benning said. "That’s what we were trying to get if we were going to move Kevin." For what it's worth, Boychuk was entering his age-31 season and didn't carry an injury history when Boston sent him to the New York Islanders.
Jun 27 - 9:29 PM

It appears that San Jose is interested in acquiring veteran Vancouver defender Kevin Bieksa.

Bieksa is entering the final year of his five-year, $23M deal which dings the cap at $4.6M per. However the Canucks are about $5M from the cap ceiling, and the Sharks are short on defenders and have just under $18M in cap space. Bieksa meanwhile is entering his age-34 season, he's averaged 27 points, 92 PIMs, 137 hits, and 110 hits over the last three full schedule seasons.
Jun 25 - 9:59 PM

Kevin Bieksa has reportedly agreed to waive his no-trade clause if the right trade comes.

Nothing has been finalized, though. The Canucks have apparently spoken to Bieksa about the possibility, which means they are probably getting offers from other teams.
Jun 25 - 2:39 PM

Kevin Bieksa is in Vancouver's lineup for game three against Calgary.

Bieksa has been dealing with an illness, but he is good to go on Sunday.
Apr 19 - 10:19 PM

Kevin Bieksa did not take part in Sunday's morning skate, and coach Willie Desjardins says he will be a game-time decision for game three against Calgary.

The same goes for Alexander Edler. Bieksa has been dealing with an illness but he was able to suit up in game 2 after being a game-time decision then. Expect Bieksa to play, but keep an eye on the Rotoworld hockey page for up to the minute information on his status.
Apr 19 - 2:26 PM

Kevin Bieksa is a game-time decision for Game 2 on Friday.

Bieksa is apparently dealing with an illness rather than an injury. The odds are in favor of him being in the lineup. If he can't play though then Ryan Stanton will likely draw in after serving as a healthy scratch in Game 1.
Apr 17 - 4:10 PM

Kevin Bieksa had an assist in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday.

Bieksa has three goals and 12 points in 54 games in 2014-15. He has surpassed the 40-point milestone on three occasions over his career, but the 33-year-old defenseman is not a safe bet to do that in any future campaigns.
Mar 31 - 10:17 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have taken Kevin Bieksa off the injured reserve list and he is expected to play on Saturday.

Bieksa was injured on January 20 and underwent surgery to repair a broken hand the following day. He has nine points, 63 penalty minutes, 74 hits and 75 blocked shots in only 45 games. He has been missed by the Canucks defensive corps but it may take him a few days to get back into his groove.
Mar 14 - 10:27 AM

Kevin Bieksa is expected to return to the Canucks' blue line on Saturday night against the Maple Leafs.

Bieksa has been out since late January with a broken hand, and considering where the Canucks are in the standings, his return is surely welcome. Bieksa has nine points, 63 PIMs, 74 hits, and 75 blocks in 45 games this season.
Mar 13 - 10:52 PM

Kevin Bieksa will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks after he underwent hand surgery.

He sustained a broken hand just before the All-Star break. Bieksa has nine points, 74 hits, 75 blocks and 63 penalty minutes in 45 games this campaign.
Jan 26 - 3:15 PM

Kevin Bieksa underwent surgery on Wednesday due to a broken hand.

Bieksa is out indefinitely due to the injury. If there's a silver lining it's that the All-Star break just started, so the first week of his recovery won't involve him missing any contests. He has nine points and 63 penalty minutes in 45 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 22 - 9:27 AM

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3Andrew Cogliano
4Jiri Sekac
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D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
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