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Canucks Sign 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 signed winger, Steve Bernier to a new contract. Bernier had been signed to an offer sheet by the St. Louis Blues earlier today. Bernier was acquired by the Canucks from the Buffalo Sabres on July 4, 2008.


“Steve is a highly regarded young offensive player in our League,” said Gillis. “As we have stated with his right-handed shot he will be a great addition to our top six forward group and an asset to our power play.”

“We have a great deal of respect for the St. Louis Blues, John Davidson, Larry Pleau and their management team. The offer sheet to Bernier is a clear indication of how highly Steve is thought of in our League.”

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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