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Nick Bonino | Center

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Boston University
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Nick Bonino potted the lone goal for Vancouver in a 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.
Bonino’s third-period tally ended a six-game points drought. He has eight goals and 20 points this season, certainly numbers strong enough for a second-line center. Alex Burrows and Jannik Hansen assisted on the marker. Dec 14 - 1:22 AM

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Nick Bonino registered three assists in Vancouver's 5-0 win over Columbus.

This game was closer than the score would indicate. The Canucks had a 1-0 lead heading into the second intermission, but added four goals in the third period. Bonino picked up assists on goals from Chris Higgins, Brad Richardson and Alex Burrows. The 26-year-old has seven goals and 19 points in 23 games this season. He was the game's third star.
Nov 28 - 11:22 PM

Nick Bonino had an assist in Vancouver's 2-0 win on Tuesday.

Bonino ended a two-game point drought, which was actually his longest slump of the season. He's been a great addition to the Canucks with seven goals and 16 points in 22 games this season.
Nov 26 - 9:41 AM

Nick Bonino scored the shootout winner in Vancouver's 2-1 win over Anaheim.

Bonino also added an assist against his former team. The 26-year-old was acquired by the Canucks in the trade that sent Ryan Kesler to Anaheim. Bonino has been a nice surprise for Vancouver. After playing more of a bottom-six role in Anaheim, he has produced some solid numbers for the Canucks. Bonino has seven goals and 13 points in 16 games.
Nov 9 - 11:59 PM

Nick Bonino potted two goals back-to-back in the Canucks 5-2 rout of the Avalanche on Sunday.

Bonino was one of four Canucks to score goals in an explosive last 19 minutes and five seconds of hockey in this tilt. His second of the night was a goal scorers' finish on a short side snipe. The biggest return in the Ryan Kesler trade has been everything the Canucks could have hoped for and more to start the season with six goals and five assists through 13 games.
Nov 4 - 11:57 PM

Nick Bonino picked off an Alexei Emelin pass and finished a Derek Dorsett dish to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead in Montreal on Thursday night.

Emelin was trying to go up the middle with an outlet pass and Bonino just stepped right in and took it. It was a great display of awareness of Bonino's part. He also chipped in by winning 45% of his draws over 17 minutes of ice time, including nearly three minutes of special teams.
Oct 31 - 1:27 AM

Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 4-2 over Washington on Sunday night.

Bonino was acquired by Vancouver in the Ryan Kesler trade and he's been very good so far this season. The 26-year-old now has three goals and seven points in eight games this season. Henrik Sedin, Luca Sbisa and Radim Vrbata also scored for the Canucks.
Oct 27 - 12:31 AM

Nick Bonino notched a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 4-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Bonino has fared quite well for his new team in the early goings of this season with four points in six games. The 26-year-old is building off a breakout 49 point campaign with the Ducks last season.
Oct 23 - 11:06 PM

Nick Bonino has been encouraged by the Vancouver Canucks' play so far this season.

The Canucks acquired Bonino from Anaheim as part of the Ryan Kesler trade. "There's not much I haven't liked," Bonino said. "I think our compete level is just about where it needs to be. We were in the back end of a back-to-back here (against Tampa) and I think we were in the game the whole way. So far we're a pretty close group and being 3-1, we're almost perfect. I think (this road trip) is a good chance to get that much closer, get to know the guys, have dinner together. Usually that translates to the ice." For his part, Bonino has a goal and an assist in four games in 2014-15.
Oct 20 - 10:08 AM

Nick Bonino scored his first goal as a member of the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Bonino tipped in a shot by Dan Hamhuis to cut the Oilers lead to 3-2 in a game the Canucks would eventually prevail in a shootout 5-4. Bonino is seeing second line minutes as their center and should be able to get 40-45 points this season in that role.
Oct 12 - 10:41 AM

Nick Bonino has been studly for the Canucks during the preseason, which is yet another reason why the Oilers shouldn't have left him all alone in front of the net on Thursday night.

Brad Hunt, Teddy Purcell, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all ended up in their right defensive corner while chasing the puck, on the powerplay, leaving Nick Bonino with more open space than an empty parking lot. He scored by shooting against the grain to tie the game at one midway through the second. He also won 55% of his faceoffs, and skated 20:04, including 4:43 on the powerplay and 2:03 on the kill.
Oct 3 - 3:11 AM

Nick Bonino was part of the action during Thursday night's victory over Calgary, netting two nifty primary assists in the first period.

The big return for Ryan Kesler is off to a solid start this preseson, as he set up Chris Higgins and Nicklas Jensen with high-level grade-A passes. Bonino played 15:34, including 3:37 on the power play and won 44% of his faceoffs.
Sep 26 - 1:27 AM

Nick Bonino is looking forward to the opportunity to serve as Vancouver's second-line center.

"You want to play as many minutes as you can," Bonino said. "I think that’s the goal in this league and the second-line center is going to play good minutes and be in a lot of good situations. Obviously that is something everyone wants. At the same time, last year in Anaheim I was a fourth-line center and did a bit of everything. So no matter how the lineup shakes out, I will do whatever I can to help the team." The Ducks acquired Bonino in the Ryan Kesler trade. Bonino broke out last season with 22 goals and 49 points in 77 games.
Sep 18 - 10:40 AM

The Vancouver Canucks plan to use Nick Bonino as their second line center.

Bonino had 49 points for the Ducks last season before being traded to Vancouver as part of the Ryan Kesler deal, but 20 points came on the power play as he played on the first unit with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He won't have that luxury this season but the Canucks are confident that he can play the role of second line center and contribute offensively.
Jun 30 - 8:44 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and a third round selection from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Ryan Kesler and a third round pick.

Bonino is about to start a three-year, $5.7 million contract, which could prove to be a steal if he has another season like he did in 2013-14. He was one of the Ducks' top secondary scorers with 22 goals and 49 points in 77 games. The 26-year-old has been dominate in the AHL for years and had 13 points in 27 NHL contests during the shortened campaign, so his breakout season wasn't completely out of nowhere, but there is still some reason to worry about his potential for regression.
Jun 27 - 2:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Bo Horvat
5Brad Richardson
6Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Alex Biega
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack