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Nick Bonino | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Boston University
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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

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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

Nick Bonino had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 loss on Wednesday.

Bonino has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last four games. He has four goals and three assists in 12 postseason contests.
May 15 - 7:54 AM

Nick Bonino scored a goal in Game 5 of the second round on Monday.

It was Bonino's first goal in the Ducks' series against Los Angeles. He has four goals and six points in 11 playoff games in 2014.
May 13 - 5:45 AM

The Anaheim Ducks were not pleased with their power play in Game 1.

The Ducks were 0-4 with the man-advantage as they dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Kings. "I think we had four chances," Nick Bonino said. "It's been Jekyll-and-Hyde all year. We're either scoring 2-for-5, 2-for-4 or else we're going 0-for-6. We had chances again last night. I think we had times when we could have shot the puck and we might have held on looking for that perfect pass."
May 5 - 6:43 AM

Nick Bonino, 26, already has three career game-winning goals in 17 playoff games.

That includes the overtime winner that eliminated the Dallas Stars in the first round. "I've had the opportunity to score some big goals so far in my career," Bonino said. "Whether it's just being in the right place in the right time or what, I can't explain it. Hopefully, it continues." He got some playing time with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry during the first round and that should continue.
Apr 30 - 9:24 AM

Nick Bonino scored his second goal of the night at 2:47 of overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 victory over the Stars and a series win as their opening playoff round concluded dramatically in Dallas Sunday night.

The Ducks came back from 2-0 and 4-2 disadvantages Sunday to take the best-of-seven series 4-2 over the Stars. Devante Smith-Pelly notched his second goal of the game at 19:36 of the third period to stretch the game into OT. Bonino scored his first of the night 17:50 of the third to cut the Stars' lead to 4-3. Ben Lovejoy had the other Anaheim goal. The Ducks now await the winner of the St. Jose Sharks-Los Angeles Kings series for their second playoff opponent of the post-season.
Apr 27 - 11:29 PM

Nick Bonino was one of Anaheim's scorers in an exciting game in Los Angeles Saturday night, won 4-3 in a shootout by the Ducks.

It didn't really matter what transpired after 10:01 p.m. Pacific Time for the Ducks. The Western Conference top seed was all theirs. Devante Smith-Pelly simply put the finishing touch on a 4-3 shootout win against the Kings with a goal in the fourth round at Staples Center on Saturday night. Anaheim will play the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs next week. The Ducks needed one point and they secured it by going to overtime after they traded late third-period goals with their rivals in the season-series finale. Smith-Pelly snapped it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick for the only goal of the shootout. Smith-Pelly also scored in regulation, his second of the season. Bonino's goal was his 21st of the season. And Matt Beleskey contributed to the Ducks' big win with his ninth.
Apr 13 - 1:37 AM

Nick Bonino’s promotion to the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry produced immediate dividends Friday night as Bonino got a pass from Getzlaf and snapped a wrister past Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens just 35 seconds into the game.

It was Bonino's 19th goal and 46th point in 68 games in 2013-14.
Mar 29 - 8:56 AM

Nick Bonino scored a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win against Calgary.

It was Bonino's second game after sustaining a lower-body injury. He has 18 goals and 45 points in 67 contests in 2013-14.
Mar 27 - 8:30 AM

Nick Bonino (lower body injury) returned to action on Sunday.

Bonino suffered the injury on Tuesday and was forced to sit out Thursday's game before returning to action on Sunday. He did little damage in the 6-2 win with four shots on goal and a plus-one rating in 14:17 minutes. He has 17 goals and 44 points with a plus-eight rating in 66 games.
Mar 24 - 1:30 AM

Although he practised on Saturday, Nick Bonino is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Florida.

Bonino is still dealing with a lower-body injury he sustained in Tuesday's game blocking a shot. It is likely he will be a game-time decision. Check back with us later today for updates on Bonino's status.
Mar 23 - 12:15 PM

Nick Bonino (lower body) might be able to return on Sunday.

Bonino missed Thursday's contest due to the ailment. He has 17 goals and 44 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 22 - 9:18 AM

Nick Bonino isn't on the ice with his teammates on Wednesday.

Bonino sustained an undisclosed lower-body injury while blocking a shot late in Tuesday's game. He has 17 goals and 44 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 19 - 2:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Shawn Matthias
3Brad Richardson
4Dustin Jeffrey
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Alex Burrows
2Radim Vrbata
3Jannik Hansen
4Derek Dorsett
5Linden Vey
6Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack
3Jacob Markstrom