Penguins acquire Bonino in a three-team trade with San Jose and Montreal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino in a three-team deal that includes the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens, announced today by General Manager Ron Hextall. Trade details below:

  • Pittsburgh acquires forward Nick Bonino
  • San Jose acquires defenseman Arvid Henrickson, as well as a conditional 2024 fifth-round pick and 2023 seventh-round pick from Pittsburgh
  • Montreal acquires defender Tony Sund and selects San Jose in the fifth round 2024

Bonino, 34, was signed through the 2022-23 season and carries an average annual worth of $2.05 million. Montreal keeps 50% of the salary.

Bonino, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 17, is back for his second tour of duty with the Penguins. The forward played with Pittsburgh from 2015-2017 and scored 27 goals, 39 assists, and 66 points in 143 regular season games. He has played an integral part in the Penguins’ back-to-back championships, scoring eight goals, 17 assists and 25 points in 45 playoff games, including the series-clinching goal against the Washington Capitals in 2016.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward has skated in 59 games with the Sharks this season, recording 10 goals, nine assists and 19 points. This marked his seventh consecutive season with more than 10 goals, and ninth overall. Bonino leads all Sharks forwards with 2:14 minutes on ice per game, as well as 74 blocked shots on the season.

Bonino skated in 820 NHL games with San Jose, Minnesota, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, and Anaheim, scoring 158 goals, 195 assists, 353 points, and 41-plus. His best NHL season came in 2013-14 with Anaheim when he posted career highs all-around with 22 goals, 27 assists, and 49 points in 77 games.

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The striker has played in 105 playoff games during his playing career, scoring 19 goals, 29 assists and 48 points. Throughout Pittsburgh’s championship career, Bonino’s 17 assists and 25 points rank fourth on the team, including a team-leading 14 in 2016.

Before turning professional, Bonino played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University. He scored 45 goals, 72 assists and 117 points in 116 career games and won the national championship with the Terriers in 2009.

The Hartford, Connecticut native has played in two World Championships with Team USA in 2015 and ’18, winning bronze in each tournament.

Bonino was originally drafted in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks.

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