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Ducks Recall Bonino, Levasseur

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled center Nick Bonino and goaltender J.P. Levasseur from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Bonino, 22 (4/20/88), has appeared in 26 games for Anaheim this season, going scoreless with four penalty minutes (PIM). Most recently assigned to the Crunch on Jan. 3, Bonino appeared in 50 games with Syracuse this season, collecting 12-33=45 points with a +10 rating and 32 PIM. His .90 points-per-game led all active players with Syracuse at the time of his recall. Over his last five games with the Crunch, Bonino earned 2-8=10 points, including a career-high three assists (0-3=3) on two separate occasions (Apr. 1 vs. Binghamton and Apr. 7 vs. Norfolk). The Hartford, CT native also earned 4-16=20 points with a +8 rating in his last 15 AHL contests.

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 35 career NHL games with Anaheim, scoring 1-1=2 points with 10 PIM.

Levasseur, 24 (1/15/87), who has yet to make his NHL debut, posted a 3.01 GAA, .912 SV%, a career-high five shutouts and a 13-23-3 record in 45 games with Syracuse this season. In his first AHL season, Levasseur earned shutouts on Nov. 12 at Albany (23 saves, 3-0 win), Dec. 19 vs. Connecticut (32 saves in a 5-0 win), Jan. 14 at Hamilton (46 saves in 1-0 shootout loss), Feb. 4 at Adirondack (31 saves in a 5-0 win) and Mar. 11 vs. Texas (34 saves in a 1-0 shootout win). The Victoriaville, Quebec native won two of his last three starts (2-1-0), stopping 102-of-111 shots for a .919 SV% and 3.00 GAA.

Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur has played four AHL seasons with Portland (2007-08), Iowa (2008-09), Springfield (2009-10) and Syracuse (2010-11). He has gone 38-62-9 with seven shutouts, a 3.12 GAA and .889 SV% in 121 career AHL appearances.

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