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June 27,2014(ISN) – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired centre Nick Bonino, defenceman Luca Sbisa and the 24th and 85th picks in the 2014 NHL Draft from Anaheim in exchange for Ryan Kesler and a third round pick in 2015.

“This trade reinforces our goal to add youth, support our core players and develop draft picks who will contribute to the future success of our team,” said Canucks General Manger, Jim Benning. “Nick Bonino and Luca Sbisa are talented players who immediately bring youth and skill to our roster. An additional first and third round pick gives us the opportunity to add two strong players to our system.”

Bonino, 26, scored 22 goals and 27 assists (22-27-49) in 77 games played with Anaheim during the 2013.14 season. The 6’1″, 196-pound centre has played 189 career NHL games recording 82 points (33-49-82) and 48 penalty minutes. In 2009 while playing for Boston University, Bonino was named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. The Hartford, CT native was originally selected 173rd overall by San Jose in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Sbisa, 24, played 30 games with Anaheim (1-5-6) and four games with the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals (0-2-2) in the 2013.14 season. The 6’2″, 198-pound defenceman has played 266 career NHL games with Anaheim and Philadelphia recording 56 points (9-47-56) and 217 penalty minutes. Internationally Sbisa has represented Switzerland at the Winter Olympic Games, World Championships and World Juniors. The Ozieri, Italy native was originally selected 19th overall by Philadelphia in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

NICK BONINO’S CAREER STATISTCS
— Regular Season — —- Playoffs —-
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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2007-08 Boston University H-Eas 39 16 13 29 10
2008-09 Boston University H-Eas 44 18 32 50 30
2009-10 Boston University H-Eas 33 11 27 38 12
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 1 1 2 6 — — — — —
2010-11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 12 33 45 32 — — — — —
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 26 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 6 16 22 2 — — — — —
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 50 5 13 18 8 — — — — —
2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 5 8 13 8 7 3 1 4 4
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 77 22 27 49 22 13 4 4 8 8
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NHL Totals 189 33 49 82 48 24 7 5 12 14

LUCA SBISA’S CAREER STATISTICS

— Regular Season — —- Playoffs —-
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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2006-07 Zug Swiss 7 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 62 6 27 33 63 19 3 12 15 17
2008-09 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 18 4 11 15 19 11 2 1 3 12
2008-09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 1 1 2 2 — — — — —
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 39 0 7 7 36 1 0 0 0 2
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8 0 0 0 6 — — — — —
2009-10 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 17 1 12 13 18 — — — — —
2009-10 Portland Winterhawks WHL 12 3 2 5 11 13 2 2 4 26
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 68 2 9 11 43 6 0 1 1 8
2010-11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 2 7 9 4 — — — — —
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 80 5 19 24 66 — — — — —
2012-13 Lugano Swiss 30 5 7 12 14
2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 41 1 7 8 23 5 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 4 0 2 2 0 — — — — —
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 30 1 5 6 43 2 0 1 1 5
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NHL Totals 266 9 47 56 217 14 0 2 2 19

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