The Anaheim Ducks have been one of the most proactive teams in recent memory when it comes to locking up their players before their contracts expire. Nick Bonino is the latest player to re-sign during the season, as the Ducks have inked the forward to a brand new contract.
Bonino deal with Ducks, 3 years, $5.7 M total
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This is icing on the cake that has been the 2013-14 campaign for Bonino. He’s only two points away from matching his career high and has tallied 16 points through 27 games for Anaheim so far this season. The Ducks have been leaning on the 25-year-old with a great deal of regularity this year, and Bonino is averaging close to 16 minutes a night.
The former San Jose Shark is tied with Dustin Penner for third on the team in goal scoring, and has become an important part of a potent and well-rounded attack in Anaheim.
Bonino will be making a great deal more than he had previously. His expiring deal was good for $700,000 a season. His new salary will be $1.9 million, and he’s rewarded the Ducks for dealing for him way back in 2009. Bonino came over to Anaheim along with Timo Pielmeier when the Ducks shipped Kent Huskins and Travis Moen to San Jose.