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Stu Bickel

Stu Bickel  #4

Minnesota Wild  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: October 2, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Chanhassen, MN, United States
Shoots: Right
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS *Made Wild debut at DAL (11/15) to become 20th Minnesota native to skate for Wild *Recorded three assists and 30 PIM (PIM) in nine games with Iowa (AHL) this season. Led team in PIM at time of recall CAREER HIGHLIGHTS *Collected eight points (1-7=8) and 85 PIM in 24 games with Hartford (AHL) in 2013-14 *Skated in 16 NHL games with New York Rangers in 2012-13 Posted an even or better plus/minus rating in 14 of 16 contests *Tallied a shorthanded assist in NHL debut at NJ (12/20/11) Recorded an assist in first three NHL games and a plus-4 rating (0-4=4, 12/20-12/23/11) Ranked third on Rangers in fighting majors (12) in 2011-12 Had three hits, a plus-two rating and skated career-high 21:54 vs. CAR (3/113/12) Skated in 18 playoff games with Rangers and ranked fourth on the team in PIM *Spent one season at University of Minnesota (2007-08)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 2, 2008. Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim for Nigel Williams, November 23, 2010. Missed majority of 2012-13 and 2013-14 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2014.
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The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series