Canucks sign defenceman Kevin Bieksa to a five-year contract

Monday, 27.06.2011 / 2:59 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Kevin Bieksa to a five-year contract.

Bieksa, 30, appeared in 66 games for the Canucks in 2010.11, recording 22 points (6-16-22) and 73 penalty minutes. The 6’0”, 199-pound defenceman finished the season with a rating of +32, ranking tied for second in the League. Bieksa also ranked second among Canucks defencemen in hits (104) and third on the team for blocked shots (93) despite missing 16 games to injury. In the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he registered 10 points (5-5-10) in 25 games played, including the series winner against San Jose in the Western Conference Final on May 25, 2011 to help advance the Vancouver Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 17 years. Bieksa was also named as an Alternate Captain for the 2010.11 season.

Bieksa has spent his entire career with the Vancouver Canucks, collecting 147 points (34-113-147) and 556 penalty minutes in 347 NHL games. He now ranks 12th among Canucks defencemen in career points.

The Grimsby, Ontario native was originally selected in the fifth round, 151st overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 Burlington Cougars-OPJHL 27 0 3 3 10
1998-1999 Burlington Cougars-OPJHL 49 8 29 37 83
1999-2000 Burlington Cougars-OPJHL 49 6 27 33 139
2000-2001 Bowling Green University-CCHA 35 4 9 13 90
2001-2002 Bowling Green University-CCHA 40 5 10 15 68
2002-2003 Bowling Green University-CCHA 34 8 17 25 92
2003-2004 Bowling Green University-CCHA 38 7 15 22 66
2003-2004 Manitoba Moose-AHL 4 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0
2004-2005 Manitoba Moose-AHL 80 12 27 39 21 192 4 0 3
2005-2006 Canucks 39 0 6 6 -1 77 0 0 0 38 0.0
2005-2006 Manitoba Moose-AHL 23 3 17 20 3 73 2 0 0
2006-2007 Canucks 81 12 30 42 1 134 6 0 2 203 5.9
2007-2008 Canucks 34 2 10 12 -11 90 1 0 1 64 3.1
2007-2008 Manitoba Moose-AHL 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
2008-2009 Canucks 72 11 32 43 -4 97 5 0 2 153 7.2
2009-2010 Canucks 55 3 19 22 -5 85 1 0 0 95 3.2
2010-2011 Canucks 66 6 16 22 32 73 1 0 2 105 5.7
NHL Totals 347 34 113 147 12 556 14 0 7 658 5.2
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2004-2005 Manitoba Moose-AHL 14 1 1 2 -2 52 0 0 0
2005-2006 Manitoba Moose-AHL 13 0 10 10 -4 38 0 0 0
2006-2007 Canucks 9 0 0 0 -1 20 0 0 0 13 0.0
2007-2008 Manitoba Moose-AHL
2008-2009 Canucks 10 0 5 5 3 14 0 0 0 18 0.0
2009-2010 Canucks 12 3 5 8 2 14 1 0 1 20 15.0
2010-2011 Canucks 25 5 5 10 6 51 1 0 1 47 10.6
NHL Totals 56 8 15 23 10 99 2 0 2 98 8.2