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Nick Bonino | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Boston University
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Nick Bonino (illness) is close to returning to the Pittsburgh lineup.
Bonino, who was acquired from Vancouver near the end of July, has been out since Tuesday with the illness. Look for the center to play on the third line this season with 35-40 points within his capabilities. Sep 26 - 9:01 AM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening, and a second round selection in 2016 from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2016 third-rounder and Brandon Sutter.

Bonino had 15 goals and 39 points in 75 contests in an extremely hot-and-cold season with Vancouver in 2014-15. He only really came out into his own in 2013-2014, but at the age of 27 we can't expect him to continue to grow offensively. On top of that, this move will likely hurt his fantasy value as he's moving from a situation where he would have been the second line center to a team that will likely stick him on the third line. For Pittsburgh though this frees up some cap space as Bonino comes with a $1.9 million annual hit through 2016-17 compared to Sutter's $3.3 million hit in 2015-16 followed by him possibly testing the UFA waters.
Jul 28 - 11:44 AM

Nick Bonino scored first goal of the playoffs during Vancouver's 2-1 win over Calgary on Thursday night.

It was a sweet goal off a fantastic Radim Vrbata feed to tie the game at two midway through the game. Bonino now has seven goals and 14 points in 29 career playoff games with Anaheim, and now Vancouver.
Apr 24 - 1:46 AM

Nick Bonino had two assists in Vancouver's 5-4 shootout win over Nashville on Tuesday.

Bonino extended his point streak to three games. He has 15 goals and 37 points in 70 contests in 2014-15. It's worth noting that he's been streaky this season with him scoring 19 points in his first 23 contests and 12 points in his last 17 games, but just six points in the 30 games that separate those two hot patches.
Apr 1 - 10:29 AM

Nick Bonino called himself probable to play Monday versus Anaheim.

He wasn't at Sunday's practice and his status was listed as uncertain by coach Willie Desjardins after Monday's morning session. However, it seems likely that he'll play.
Mar 9 - 3:04 PM

Nick Bonino returned to the Vancouver Canucks lineup on Tuesday night against Boston.

Bonino had been out since Feb. 9th due to a lower body injury, a span of seven games. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 games thus far.
Feb 24 - 8:35 PM

Nick Bonino (lower body) is regarded as a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Bonino has been out since Feb. 9 due to the injury. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 24 - 12:15 PM

Nick Bonino has been placed on the injured reserve list but is skating at practice Sunday.

Bonino is not practicing on a line. He has been out of action for the last six games but is getting closer to returning to action. Stay tuned.
Feb 22 - 11:06 AM

Nick Bonino (lower body) won't be in the lineup Friday.

He has missed Vancouver's last five games already with a lower-body injury. Linden Vey will be centering the second line on Friday versus New Jersey.
Feb 20 - 5:57 PM

Nick Bonino scored a goal in a 4-0 victory Thursday night.

Bonino got off to an incredible start this season, but he has just four points in 18 games since the start of December. That leaves him with 10 goals and 13 assists in 42 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 16 - 9:42 AM

Nick Bonino scored his ninth goal of the year in a 3-2 Vancouver win over the Islanders on Tuesday.

The goal was just his second in 23 games as he and the second line scoring for the Canucks has really dried up over the last couple months. Bonino sits at nine goals and 22 points on the campaign. He wasn't the only Canuck player to snap a bad streak as Linden Vey also found the back of the net for his first goal in 13 games while Ryan Stanton scored his first of year in the win.
Jan 7 - 1:18 AM

Nick Bonino has only two points in his last 13 games.

Bonino is currently sitting with eight goals and 21 points this season. He had 19 points in 23 games to start the season but has been in a big slump of late. He has been joined in the lack of scoring department by linemate Chris Higgins who has only two points as well in his last 13.
Jan 3 - 10:55 AM

Nick Bonino had an assist in a 7-1 win against Arizona.

Bonino got off to a great start this season, but he's slowed down with just two points in nine December games. He now has eight goals and 21 points in 33 contests.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 09:43:00 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:22:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Eric Fehr
5Matt Cullen
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Sergei Plotnikov
3David Perron
4Beau Bennett
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Pascal Dupuis
4Daniel Sprong
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Ian Cole
4Ben Lovejoy
5Rob Scuderi
6Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff