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Kevin Bieksa | Defenseman | #2

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (151) / VAN
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Kevin Bieksa registered an assist in a 5-2 victory over Arizona Friday night.
Bieksa has two goals and 10 points in 50 contests in 2015-16. That offensive pace is in line with what you should expect out of the 34-year-old defenseman going forward. Feb 6 - 4:11 AM

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Kevin Bieksa registered an assist in the Ducks' 3-2 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday.

Bieksa has a goal and eight points in 44 games this season. Although he was once a big contributor offensively, that hasn't been true of Bieksa for a few years now.
Jan 18 - 8:36 AM

Kevin Bieksa had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's 4-1 victory over Winnipeg on Sunday.

There was a time when Bieksa was a 40-point candidate, but the 34-year-old rarely contributes offensively at this stage of his career. He does have 59 penalty minutes, which still makes him noteworthy in some fantasy circles, but even after Sunday's showing, he still has just six points in 38 contests this season.
Jan 4 - 5:11 AM

Kevin Bieksa returned to Vancouver for the first time on Friday.

The long-time Canuck was dealt to the Ducks in the off-season for a second round pick and promptly signed a two-year deal with Anaheim. The 34-year-old played 10 seasons in Vancouver and got a very nice ovation on Friday. Bieksa has been playing a good defensive brand of hockey and while his offense has been almost non-existent, he has contributed to the Ducks blueline. "When (coach) Bruce (Boudreau) and I had a talk about a month and a half ago – and I wouldn’t say it was a great talk – I think it opened my eyes and made me realize that I just got to play hockey," Bieksa said about playing defense and not worrying about the offensive game. "I know how to play the game. I’ve played it for so long." Bieksa has only four assists, a minus-nine rating and 59 penalty minutes in 37 games this season. He has little fantasy value.
Jan 2 - 6:09 AM

Kevin Bieksa hasn't found the back of the net this season.

It's been a while since Bieksa was one of the league's bigger offensive threats among defensemen, but he has been good for at least four goals in each of his last five campaigns. That trend might end this season, but even if it doesn't it would be hard to justify carrying him in a standard fantasy league. He does have 44 penalty minutes in 33 contests, which is great for a defenseman, but in addition to his goal drought, he has just four assists so far.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa recorded an assist in a 3-2 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

Bieksa has three assists in 19 games this season. He also accumulated seven penalty minutes Tuesday night, bringing him up to 30.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 08:12:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa had an assist in Anaheim's 3-2 shootout victory over Florida on Wednesday.

Bieksa has recorded a point in two of his last three contests. However, he was held off the scoresheet in his first nine games this season.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 loss on Thursday.

It was Bieksa's first point in 10 games this season. Although he has had some strong seasons offensively, we don't expect that from him at this stage of his career. He might be a decent source of PIM as far as defensemen are concerned, although so far he has just four penalty minutes.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Kevin Bieksa was struck in the face by the puck on Monday.

Bieksa left to get stitches over his right eye. He didn't return to the game, but the incident occurred with mere minutes left in the third period, so it's hard to read too much into that. We'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day, but it wouldn't be surprising if he plays on Tuesday.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Former Canucks Kevin Bieksa will be dressing for his 600th NHL game tonight when Anaheim takes on Arizona.

The first year Duck rearguard spent 597 games in a Vancouver Canucks uniform scoring 56 goals and 241 points. Playing a rugged style has led to some fragility, leading to some extensive time missed due to significant injury. A depth fantasy option now at best, but a milestone game for the veteran defenseman.
Source: nhl.com
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:40:00 PM

Kevin Bieksa will play against the Vancouver Canucks for the first time on Monday.

Bieksa spent the first 597 career games with Vancouver, but he was dealt to Anaheim over the summer. "It's going to be a unique situation for me," Bieksa said. "I've never been in this before. It’s early in the season. I think the key thing is to just focus on our game. Focus on my game and try to win the game. Try to keep emotions in check and everything and play the game." He logged 24:26 minutes of ice time in Anaheim's season opener on Saturday.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:05:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 06:38:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 09:53:00 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.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 06:15:00 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.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 12:53:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Mike Santorelli
4Nate Thompson
LW1David Perron
2Rickard Rakell
3Patrick Maroon
4Harry Zolnierczyk
5Shawn Horcoff
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Chris Stewart
4Andrew Cogliano
5Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Frederik Andersen