The Ducks have recalled center Nick Bonino from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bonino, 23 (4/20/88), has appeared in one game with Anaheim this season, going scoreless in 11:49 time-on-ice (TOI) in the club’s Nov. 1 contest at Washington. Bonino has scored 5-15=20 points with a +2 rating in 17 games with the Crunch this season. Bonino is currently the team leader in assists, ranks and tied for second in points and second in points-per-game (1.18). Most recently assigned to Syracuse on Nov. 16, Bonino strung together a five-game point streak from Nov. 18-30, collecting 3-4=7 points (including one GWG) during that time. The 6-0, 192-pound center collected an AHL career-best four assists in a 6-2 victory on Oct. 15 vs. Adirondack.
Selected by San Jose in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bonino was acquired by Anaheim with Timo Pielmeier in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen on Mar. 4, 2009. He has appeared in 36 career NHL games with the Ducks, scoring 1-1=2 points with 10 PIM. In addition, the Hartford, CT native has scored 17-48=65 points with a +12 rating in 67 career AHL games.