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Canucks Recall 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 recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.


Bieksa, 26, completed a one game conditioning assignment with the Manitoba Moose, recording one assist, plus one and two penalty minutes, and will now rejoin the Canucks in Nashville. He 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.

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
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