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Canucks Acquire Forward Steve Bernier

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the club has acquired right wing, Steve Bernier from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a second round Draft pick in 2010 and third round pick (Los Angeles’ selection) in 2009.


“Steve Bernier is a highly regarded young player who’s enjoyed success early in his career,” said Gillis. “With his right-handed shot he will be a great addition to our top six forward group and an asset to our power play.”

Bernier, 23, split the 2007-08 season between the Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks combining for 32 points (16-16-32) and 64 penalty minutes in 76 games played. In 177 career NHL games Bernier has recorded 45 goals, 45 assists (45-45-90) and 128 penalty minutes. Bernier captured a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Under-18 Championships in Yaroslavl, Russia in 2003.

The 6-foot-2, 225 lbs. native of Quebec City, PQ, was originally selected in the 1st round, 16th overall in 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1998-1999 Quebec AA  QAHA   28 33 23 56   24          
1999-2000 Quebec AA  QAHA   26 12 23 35   42          
2000-2001 Ste-Foy  QAAA   39 17 35 52   48          
2000-2001 Team Quebec  U-17   6 3 3 6   6          
2001-2002 Moncton  QMJHL   66 31 28 59   51          
2001-2002 Canada  8-Nations   5 0 0 0   2          
2002-2003 Moncton  QMJHL   71 49 52 101 33 90 16 0      
2002-2003 Canada  WJ18-A   7 4 4 8   12          
2003-2004 Moncton  QMJHL   66 36 46 82 39 80 9 3      
2004-2005 Moncton  QMJHL   68 35 36 71 18 114 12 1      
2005-2006 Sharks   39 14 13 27 4 35 2 1 1 75 18.7
2005-2006 Cleveland  AHL   49 20 23 43 -2 33 11 0 6    
2006-2007 Sharks   62 15 16 31 5 29 6 0 4 104 14.4
2006-2007 Worcester  AHL   10 3 4 7 4 2 0 0 1    
2007-2008 Sharks   59 13 10 23 -2 62 4 0 0 96 13.5
2007-2008 Sabres   17 3 6 9 1 2 0 0 0 35 8.6
NHL Totals:   177 45 45 90 8 128 12 1 5 310 14.5
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 Ste-Foy  QAAA   16 9 17 26   8          
2002-2003 Moncton  QMJHL   2 1 0 1   2 0 0 0    
2003-2004 Moncton  QMJHL   20 7 10 17   17 2 0 2    
2004-2005 Moncton  QMJHL   12 6 13 19   22 2 1 1    
2005-2006 Sharks   11 1 5 6 4 8 1 0 1 14 7.1
2006-2007 Sharks   11 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 15 0.0
NHL Totals:   22 1 6 7 6 10 1 0 1 29 3.4
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