On October 16th, Nick Bonino signed a lockout contract with HC Neumarkt-Egna Riwega, a team in the Italian Serie A2 league. Serie A2 is being described as a second-division league.
Bonino could start plating for the team as soon as Sunday.
Here is a poor Google auto-translation of the statement from the Team’s website (original, untranslated text here):
Hockey Club Neumarkt Riwega succeeds century transfer from the NHL
Written by HC Neumarkt Riwega Tuesday, 16 October 2012 at 16:27 clock
Nick Bonino: A duck is from Anaheim to Wild Goose
Unique. Unbelievable. Fantastic. These three words can express what was going on at the Neumarktner club officials, as the signed contract fluttered into the house.
Was made possible by the transfer of one of the main sponsors of the Jockey Club Neumarkt and the good relations that the club maintains on various hockey agent. The fact that the team has started with a transfer card players in the league, one wanted to take this chance not let the gap with the high-profile players from the world’s top league to fill. The 24 year old Bonino, who has Italian roots, but no Italian passport has obtained a contract for the entire season with a get-out clause for the NHL and is expected to run up next Sunday for the Wild Goose in the Würth Arena. For the hockey fans in Neumarkt and the lowlands is thus for the first time and probably unique chance to win a star from the NHL and probably the strongest and best hockey league in the world to live. The association hopes to great audience interest and a warm welcome to the exceptional player. Thank you to take this opportunity to express to the sponsor Imperial Life, which this time action was possible at first, and the other patrons and sponsors who have contributed to the extra cost!
Can it be a coincidence that it is precisely the transfer of a century playing with the shirt number 63, the founding year of the Jockey Club Neumarkt?
The U.S. Americans Nick (Nicholas Lawrence) Bonino was on 20 Born April 1988 in Hartford, Conn., is since March 2010, when the Anaheim Ducks in the National Hockey League contract. Nick Bonino began his career during his time in junior hockey team of Farmington High School, where he was active from 2003 to 2005. He played from 2005 to 2007 Hockey Team of Avon Old Farms High School, where he ran aground in 51 games and scored 122 points. Then the attacker ran three years in the Boston University team on the ice in 116 games and gained a total of 117 points scorers. Bonino was in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in the sixth round, 173rd overall Position selected by the San Jose Sharks completed, but not a single game for the Sharks and was issued in March 2009 in a barter transaction to the Anaheim Ducks. During the season 2009/10, on 21 March 2010, he was taken by the Ducks under contract. He completed his first NHL game on 26 March 2010 against the Edmonton Oilers. His first goal for the Ducks he succeeded in his second NHL game, when on the 29th he March 2010 at the home game against the Dallas Stars scored the opening goal for Southern Californians. Having spent the training camp in September 2010 at the Anaheim Ducks, Bonino was sent in the first squad to reduce the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League, and then in the course of the championship for the NHL team to return. Is 1,85 m tall and 90kg heavy links Sagittarius completed since 50 games and collected 18 points scorers.
Nick Bonino’s largest Karriererfolge:
• 2008 Beanpot Tournament winner with Boston University
• 2009 Hockey East Championship with Boston University
• 2009 NCAA Division I Championship with Boston University
• 2009 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team
• 26 March 2010 first NHL game for the Anaheim Ducks
• 29 March 2010 first NHL goal against the Dallas Stars
• 07 Bonino December 2012 will receive a prize of $ 1.4 million dollar 2 year contract with the Anaheim Ducks
Jer is ready for the lockout to be over. Follow him on Twitter @JerMeansWell.