Brian Bonin
Position Centre
Shoots Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
Teams Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota Wild
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born November 28 1973 (1973-11-28) (age 46),
St. Paul, MN, U.S.
NHL Draft 211th overall, 1992
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1996 – 2005

Brian Bonin (born November 28, 1973, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.) is a former professional ice hockey center. He was drafted in the ninth round, 211th overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

After being named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 1992 for his play at White Bear Lake High School, Bonin entered the University of Minnesota. His stellar time with the Golden Gophers culminated with winning the Hobey Baker Award, given to the most outstanding collegiate hockey player in the NCAA, in his senior season.

Bonin made his professional debut with the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks in the 1996–97 season. He then joined the AHL's Syracuse Crunch for the 1997–98 season, tallying 69 points in 67 games.

Bonin made his NHL debut with the Penguins in the 1998–99 season, appearing in five regular-season and three playoff games. The rest of the season was split between the IHL's Kansas City Blades and the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings. After another full season with the Syracuse Crunch and most of one with the Cleveland Lumberjacks, Bonin joined the Minnesota Wild for seven NHL games in the 2000–01 season. To date, he has no further NHL experience.

In his 12 career NHL games, Bonin was held off the scoresheet. He also went scoreless in his three career Stanley Cup playoff games.


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Preceded by
Darby Hendrickson
Minnesota Mr. Hockey
1991–92 season
Succeeded by
Nick Checco
Preceded by
Brian Holzinger
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
1995–1996 season
Succeeded by
Brendan Morrison
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