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Ducks Sign Bonino to Three-Year Contract Extension

Thursday, 11.28.2013 / 1:18 PM / News
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Ducks Sign Bonino to Three-Year Contract Extension
The Ducks have signed center Nick Bonino to a three-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.
The Ducks have signed center Nick Bonino to a three-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bonino, 25 (4/20/88), has appeared in all 27 games for the Ducks this season, posting 7-9=16 points with eight penalty minutes (PIM). The Hartford, Connecticut native currently ranks fourth on the team in points, tied for third in goals, second in faceoff percentage (51.0%) and third among forwards in time-on-ice (15:57). In 139 career NHL games with Anaheim, Bonino has recorded 18-31=49 points and 34 PIM. He has also appeared in 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Ducks, co-leading the club in playoff goals in 2013 with 3-1=4 points in seven games vs. Detroit.

Originally selected by San Jose in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bonino was acquired by Anaheim with Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen on Mar. 4, 2009. He played three years at Boston University from 2007-10, scoring 45-72=117 points with 52 PIM in 116 career games. Bonino helped Boston University capture the National Championship in 2008-09, scoring the game-tying goal with 18 seconds remaining to force overtime in the championship game on Apr. 11, 2009 vs. Miami (Ohio). That season, Bonino was one of only seven college hockey players to register 50-or-more points (18-32=50).

Bonino spoke with reporters following practice on Thursday.

On the contract talks

"I’ve been talking to them for a while with both sides working toward a number. I was happy to get it done. We started talking a while ago. It’s been going on for a couple months. These things take time and I’m just happy it’s over. I don’t have to worry about it for a few years."

On the contract length
"I’m 25, so it’s a great deal for me. I’m happy to stay with this team and all the guys here. I’ll be done with it when I’m 29, so it’s a great deal and I’m very happy."

On his season so far
"This year is a big year for me. And so far, I’ve felt good. I’m doing what I can in the [defensive] zone, the [offensive] zone, special teams and in faceoffs. It’s stuff like that you know you want to be on and contributing everywhere. That’s been a good start. The only downfall this year is we’ve let a few games slip away that we should’ve had. All in all, through the first 27 games, we’re sitting in first place with a few games in hand."

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 63 20 41 13 61
C. Perry 51 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 66 17 24 1 41
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 65 10 20 11 30
H. Lindholm 63 6 23 20 29
P. Maroon 58 7 21 -4 28
C. Fowler 65 6 22 3 28
R. Rakell 55 6 19 5 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 9 5 0 .924 2.41

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