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Nick Bonino | Center | #13

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Boston University
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (173) / SJ
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Nick Bonino had an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado Monday night.
It was Bonino's first point of 2016-17. He had nine goals and 29 points in 63 contests last season. Oct 18 - 5:38 AM

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Nick Bonino (foot) returned to game action on Sunday.

Bonino injured his foot in practice a week ago and was well enough to return Sunday but he blocked another shot against the Blue Jackets. Fortunately, he didn't miss a shift. Bonino had only nine goals and 29 points in 63 games last season but shone in the playoffs where he had four goals and 18 points in 24 games as the Penguins marched on to win the Stanley Cup. Look for a 40-45 point season from Bonino this season.
Oct 3 - 9:54 AM

Nick Bonino (foot) didn't participate in Monday's practice.

Bonino was struck in the foot by the puck on Sunday. The good news is that this doesn't sound like a significant problem. "He came in and was sore, so we held him off," coach Mike Sullivan explained. With that in mind, it sounds like this is just a day-to-day issue.
Sep 26 - 5:07 PM

Nick Bonino suffered a foot injury in practice.

It is not yet known how serious the injury may be. "We’ll see how he is overnight," coach Mike Sullivan said. "He obviously took a shot in the foot. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I think it just hit him in an unfortunate spot. We’ll have more of an update [Monday]." Stay tuned.
Sep 26 - 9:43 AM

Nick Bonino had an elbow infection during the Stanley Cup Final.

Bonino was hurt while blocking a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Despite that he was still in the lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. He had four goals and 18 points in 24 playoff games.
Jun 16 - 6:10 PM

Nick Bonino has been credited with 18 blocks in the Stanley Cup Final.

He has been banged up in the Stanley Cup Final after he stopped a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay, but that hasn't stopped him from putting himself in front of pucks. The Penguins have blocked 93 shots against San Jose for an average of 23.3 per game.
Jun 9 - 5:37 PM

Nick Bonino will play in Game 5 versus San Jose.

He didn't practice Wednesday for maintenance and skipped Thursday's morning session, but he is fine to play. Bonino has potted four goals and added 13 assists in 22 playoff games for the Penguins.
Jun 9 - 1:28 PM

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday was a maintenance day for Nick Bonino.

As previously reported, Bonino didn't participate in Wednesday's practice. He might be playing through an ailment that he took the day to rest. Either way, it sounds like he's still projected to play in Game 5.
Jun 8 - 1:52 PM

Nick Bonino was the only Penguins regular not to attend Wednesday's practice.

We don't know yet if that means anything. Bonino was questionable for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final after blocking a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He didn't end up missing any games due to that injury, but it's possible it's still bothering him and he took a maintenance day to rest it. This could also be a sign of something new though.
Jun 8 - 12:38 PM

Nick Bonino registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 2-1 overtime win against San Jose Wednesday night.

Bonino has gotten a point in each of the two Stanley Cup Final games thus far. That's brought him up to four goals and 17 points in 20 playoff contests this year.
Jun 2 - 9:20 AM

Nick Bonino has 12 career playoff goals and five of them have been game winners.

Three of those five winners have come in overtime. Bonino has four goals, including two winning tallies, and 16 points in 19 games this playoffs.
May 31 - 12:45 PM

Nick Bonino scored the game-winning goal in Pittsburgh's 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

There was some initial speculation about whether or not Bonino would even be available for Game 1 after he seemed to be hurt when he blocked a shot in Game 7. That led to him missing a couple practices, but it ultimately didn't slow him down. He now has four goals and 16 points in 19 playoff contests. Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary netted the Penguins' other two goals. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang, Carl Hagelin, Justin Schultz, and Olli Maatta each registered an assist.
May 30 - 11:05 PM

The Penguins have confirmed that Nick Bonino will play in Game 1.

Bonino will play alongside Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel on the third line. Those three have had a lot of success in the playoffs and Bonino specifically is going into the Stanley Cup Final with three goals and 15 points in 18 contests.
May 30 - 7:58 PM

Nick Bonino is taking part in the Penguins' pregame warmups.

Just in case you needed further confirmation about his availability after he said Monday morning that he felt good. There was a time where his status was in doubt because he blocked a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final and then missed a couple practices.
May 30 - 7:49 PM

Nick Bonino confirmed that he will be in the lineup for Monday's Stanley Cup Final opener.

"Yeah, I feel good," he said. Bonino did not practice for the last two days, but he was on the ice for the morning skate. He appeared to be hurt after blocking a shot in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay, but appears to be fine to play.
May 30 - 12:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Conor Sheary
5Tom Sestito
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Derrick Pouliot
7Ian Cole
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Matt Murray
3Mike Condon