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Nick Bonino
Born April 20, 1988 (1988-04-20) (age 33)
Hartford, Connecticut
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2010–present

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).

Playing Career

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

Career Statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Boston University HE 39 16 13 29 10
2008–09 Boston University HE 44 18 32 50 30
2009–10 Boston University HE 33 11 27 38 12
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 12 33 45 32
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 26 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 6 16 22 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 50 5 13 18 8
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 5 8 13 8 7 3 1 4 4
NHL totals 112 11 22 33 26 11 3 1 4 6
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