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Canucks Re-Assign Kevin Bieksa

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that defenceman Kevin Bieksa has been re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL for a conditioning assignment.


Bieksa, 26, has missed a total of 46 NHL games, from November 3, 2007 to February 19, 2008, due to a leg injury. In 2007-08, the 6’0”, 205-pound defenceman has recorded four points (1-3-4) and 23 penalty minutes in 12 games played with the Canucks.

In 132 NHL games, the Grimsby, Ontario native has registered 52 points (13-39-52) and 234 penalty minutes over the span of three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. He previously played three seasons with the Manitoba Moose, tallying 15 goals, 46 assists and 267 penalty minutes in 107 games.

Bieksa was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round, 151st overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

 
 Player Notes

CAREER
Most Goals in a Game 1 Several Times (Latest Apr. 7/07 at SJ)
Most Assists in a Game 2 Several Times (Latest Oct. 12/07 at EDM)
Most Points in a Game 3 Oct. 13/06 vs SJ
Career Hat Tricks 0

2007-08 NHL SEASON
Scored first goal of the season (PP) and was plus two, Oct. 21/07 at CBJ
Registered one assist, Oct. 13/07 vs EDM
Recorded two assists, Oct. 12/07 at EDM

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 Burlington  OPJHL   27 0 3 3   10          
1998-1999 Burlington  OPJHL   49 8 29 37   83          
1999-2000 Burlington  OPJHL   49 6 27 33   139          
2000-2001 Bowling Green  CCHA   35 4 9 13   90          
2001-2002 Bowling Green  CCHA   40 5 10 15   68          
2002-2003 Bowling Green  CCHA   34 8 17 25   92          
2003-2004 Bowling Green  CCHA   38 7 15 22   66          
2003-2004 Manitoba  AHL   4 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0    
2004-2005 Manitoba  AHL   80 12 27 39 21 192 4 0 3    
2005-2006 Canucks   39 0 6 6 -1 77 0 0 0 38 0.0
2005-2006 Manitoba  AHL   23 3 17 20 3 73 2 0 0    
2006-2007 Canucks   81 12 30 42 1 134 6 0 2 203 5.9
2007-2008 Canucks   12 1 3 4 -5 23 1 0 1 21 4.8
NHL Totals:   132 13 39 52 -5 234 7 0 3 262 5.0
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 Manitoba  AHL   14 1 1 2 -2 52 0 0 0    
2005-2006 Manitoba  AHL   13 0 10 10 -4 38 0 0 0    
2006-2007 Canucks   9 0 0 0 -1 20 0 0 0 13 0.0
NHL Totals:   9 0 0 0 -1 20 0 0 0 13 0.0
 
 Career Notes
AHL All-Rookie Team (2005)

PERSONAL
Married to Katie…Names Steve Yzerman and Cam Neely as his hockey idols…Hobbies include golf, poker and watersports…Lists the Tragically Hip as his favourite band and Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as his favourite actors…Enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy and Prison Break…Named to CCHA All-Academic Honorable Mention with his 3.42 GPA in finance…Most memorable hockey moment was starting his first game for the Canucks…Lists Ocean’s Eleven and Old School as his favourite movies and watermelon as his favourite food.

NHL FIRSTS
First Game: Dec.19.05 vs LA
First Goal: Oct.13.07 vs SJ
First Assist: Jan.5.06 vs CHI

FEATURES
Bieksa Back At It
Chair Raising Practice
D-eep in Scoring
Bieksa Back For Three More
Three Year Extension
Canucks Take Three
Mixing It Up
Playoff Rookies No More
Clocking In
Where Have All The Nicknames Gone?
Offence from the Blue
Offside
So Far, So Good
Sophomore Star
Ask A Player
On the Defence
The Blueline Group
Super-Stitious
Bieksallent

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