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Bryan Bickell | Winger | #29

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 223
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (41) / CHI
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Bryan Bickell is upbeat after being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Bickell has every reason to be. He spent a good chunk of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors as he fell out of favor in Chicago, in part due to his $4 million annual cap hit, but Carolina intends to give him a chance to bounce back. "Last year was a tough year," Bickell said. "But I feel fine. But to move and get a fresh start, to try and help a young team get to the playoffs, that’s exciting. I really think my experience can help this team." Jun 16 - 8:09 AM

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Bryan Bickell will get a chance to bounce back in Carolina.

He spent most of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors and was traded to Carolina on Wednesday, with Teuvo Teravainen, in exchange for a couple of draft picks. "Bryan Bickell has shown in the past he can play at an elite level. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, he also gives us some added size," said Hurricanes GM Ron Francis. "Both players have won Cups and know what it takes to win, and that should help, especially with the young group we have."
Jun 15 - 4:03 PM

Bryan Bickell has been traded to Carolina along with Teuvo Teravainen in exchange for a second-round pick (50th overall) in 2016 and a third-round pick in 2017.

Bickell made just 25 appearances with Chicago in 2015-16 and he posted two assists. In 47 games with Rockford of the AHL, he posted 15 goals and 31 points. Bickell was viewed as a potential buyout candidate prior to being traded.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 15 - 12:27 PM

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman didn't rule out the possibility of buying out Bryan Bickell.

That's not to suggest that Chicago will buyout Bickell, just that the team is weighing its options. Bickell has one campaign left on his contract with a cap hit of $4 million. He had just two points in 25 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 27 - 12:58 PM

Bryan Bickell has been assigned to the minors.

He got to play in Chicago's regular-season finale, but he has been returned to the minors prior to the start of the playoffs. Bickell had no goals and five assists in 18 games with the Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL postseason.
Apr 11 - 5:53 PM

Bryan Bickell has been called up by Chicago.

He has registered 15 goals and 16 assists in 44 games with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. Bickell may get a chance to play because of injuries to Andrew Shaw (upper body) Marian Hossa (lower body) and Artem Anisimov (upper body).
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 6 - 2:17 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks are willing to eat half of Bryan Bickell's remaining money to get him off the books, per Frank Seravalli.

Well, that's aggressive. Bickell will be an UFA this summer, but is carrying a $4M cap hit and $4.5M in real salary until then. He's posted just two points in 23 games with Chicago, but 11 goals and 25 points in 28 games with AHL Rockford. More importantly, getting the 29-year-old off the books will spare the the Blackhawks not just his cap hit but his overages for next season as well as Seravalli points out.
Feb 29 - 10:51 AM

Bryan Bickell admits he's having fun playing in the minors.

The Blackhawks waived Bickell (twice) and sent him to the minors (twice) in 2015-16, but the forward said he's enjoying his time on the farm. "I just want to play," Bickell said. "Everyone’s going to screw up down the road. Here, I get the minutes and get confidence and have fun. Up there, it wasn’t fun. It was hit or miss. You don’t know if you’re in the lineup or you’re going to play five minutes or play 12 minutes. It was more in my control, but it seemed like it wasn’t. It was a short leash where I couldn’t break through. Hopefully I can break through again." The Hawks save $950,000 on the cap with Bickell in the minors.
Jan 30 - 3:50 PM

In the wake of his second demotion this season, Bryan Bickell's agent is hopeful for a trade away from the team he helped win the 2013 Cup.

"If we are watching things with our eyes open, it’s pretty clear that I would say his future is likely not with the Blackhawks," said Todd Diamond. "Hopefully, we can work out a trade." Diamond would later note that the trade is no longer a "hockey trade" but rather a financial one. Which is accurate, given Bickell's lack of production and $4M cap hit for another season.
Jan 17 - 5:59 PM

Bryan Bickell has cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Rockford on Sunday.

To say that Bickell has been a disappointment since signing his four-year, $16M contract shortly after playing hero to Chicago's 2013 Cup win over Boston would be a bit disingenuous. As Bickell never quite showed signs he was going to be the premier power forward they were hoping they were re-signing. But this is no fun for anyone. Coach Joel Quenneville went on record saying he believed this wouldn't be the last he'd seen of near 30-year-old, remember there's no cap in the playoffs, but what role he'd play and production he'd provide seems light at best.
Jan 17 - 12:46 PM

Bryan Bickell was a healthy scratch in four straight games prior to being placed on waivers.

When he has gotten an opportunity to play, Bickell has been limited to just 9:45 minutes per contest. With a role that limited, it's not surprising that Bickell has just two assists in 23 games in 2015-16. Under other circumstances his experience and past success might have made him an enticing player to teams that think all he needs is a new opportunity elsewhere. However, Bickell is signed to a four-year, $16 million deal that doesn't expire until 2017, which is too rich as a fixer upper. Chicago might be able to find a new home for him over the summer, especially if there's a team that's meaningfully below the salary floor after the opening days of the free agent market fade, but it's unlikely that the Blackhawks will be able to part ways with him prior to that.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jan 17 - 10:03 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed struggling forward Bryan Bickell on waivers for the second time this season.

Bickell hasn't been very good this year as he has just two assists in 23 contests with the Blackhawks. He did spend some time in the AHL earlier this season, and if he goes unclaimed, he's likely headed back there.
Jan 16 - 1:35 PM

Bryan Bickell and Brandon Mashinter will each be scratched from Friday's match with Toronto.

Unfortunately, neither forward has made much of an impact on the stat sheet. Which is troublesome for the Blackhawks when one considers Bickell's cap hit. The Stanley Cup hero has two points and 55 hits in 23 games this season.
Source: Mike Brophy
Jan 15 - 6:39 PM

Bryan Bickell is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

This will be the 29-year-old's third straight game in the press box. He has two assists in 23 games in 2015-16. Brandon Mashinter, who was originally supposed to play, will also watch from the press box. Artem Anisimov (illness) will play.
Jan 14 - 7:12 PM

Bryan Bickell and Michal Rozsival will each be scratched from Tuesday's match with Nashville.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between either of these two players. Bickell especially, who has posted two points and 55 hits through 23 games thus far.
Jan 12 - 7:44 PM

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2Victor Rask
3Teuvo Teravainen
4Jay McClement
5Brad Malone
6Brody Sutter
LW1Jeff Skinner
2Joakim Nordstrom
3Nathan Gerbe
4Chris Terry
5Phil Di Giuseppe
6Bryan Bickell
7Brendan Woods
RW1Elias Lindholm
2Riley Nash
3Andrej Nestrasil
4Sebastian Aho
D1Justin Faulk
2Ron Hainsey
3Noah Hanifin
4Michal Jordan
5Jaccob Slavin
6Brett Pesce
7Trevor Carrick
8James Wisniewski
G1Cam Ward
2Eddie Lack