|Born||April 20, 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team||Anaheim Ducks|
|NHL Draft||173rd overall, 2007|
San Jose Sharks
Nick Bonino (born on April 20, 1988 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Nick began his high school career at Farmington High School in Connecticut where he amassed 91 points in 24 games as a junior and led the school to its first state championship. He then transferred to Avon Old Farms, playing for legendary coach John Gardner.
While at Avon Old Farms, Nick captained a New England Championship hockey team in 2007. He played his collegiate career at Boston University. While a sophomore at Boston University, Nick led the team to a NCAA National Championship over Miami University by first providing an assist to Zach Cohen to bring the Terriers within 1 goal and then by scoring the game-tying goal with 17.4 seconds left in the third period to force overtime.
Nick was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round, 173rd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. His rights were traded to the Ducks with goaltender Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Travis Moen and Kent Huskins on March 4, 2009.
On March 21, 2010, Nick signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Ducks. After signing with the Ducks, he immediately joined the team making his NHL debut on March 26, 2010 in a game versus the Edmonton Oilers. He scored his first NHL goal in Anaheim's next game, three nights later, against the Dallas Stars, the goal was assisted by Teemu Selanne.
Nick finished the year playing in 9 games and registering 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points and 6 PIMs. In the 2012-2013 NHL season, he scored a hat trick in his team's 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on February 2, 2013.
Awards & Achievements
- 2009: NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team