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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Brad Richardson
5Jared 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
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack