Bonino the Next HEA Star to Go Pro
CHN Staff Report
Joining other Hockey East talent to head to the professional ranks, Boston University junior forward Nick Bonino signed with the Anaheim Ducks, forgoing his senior year for a two-year, entry-level deal.
Bonino led the Terriers in scoring with 38 points in 33 contests, with a team-leading 27 assists that placed him 10th in Hockey East. He tallied a career-high four assists Jan. 16 against Merrimack, as well as assisted on the game-winning goal in January's Frozen Fenway game. He was named the Hockey East Player of the Month for his 14 points in nine games in February.
Over his three years with BU, he tallied 45 goals and 117 career points in 116 games, with a high of 50 points (18-32) in 44 games during the Terriers' 2009 NCAA National Championship run, including the game-tying goal with 0:18 left in the Title game. During the 2007-08 season, He led all Hockey East freshmen in scoring with 29 points on 16 goals and 13 assists.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hartford native was originally a sixth-round selection of San Jose in the 2007 entry draft, and was then traded to Anaheim during the 2009 season.