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***Ducks Sign Nick Bonino***

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Anaheim announced yesterday that they signed Boston University forward Nick Bonino to a two-year entry-level contract.  The terms are, as yet, undisclosed per J.P. Hoornstra, 787.5K prorated for this year and 630K for next year with a 175K signing bonus for a cap hit of 875K.  His salary in the AHL will be 67.5K each year.*  The contract synchronizes Bonino with a number of Ducks prospects who will become RFA's at the end of next year, including Dan Sexton, Luca Sbisa and Matt Beleskey.

The Ducks acquired the Connecticut native at last year's trade deadline, receiving Bonino, Timo PIelmeier and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2012 from San Jose in exchange for Travis Moen and Kent Huskins.  The Sharks selected Bonino in the 6th Round of the 2007 Entry Draft.  In recent years, the team's scouting director, Tim Burke, has found a number of NCAA steals in the late rounds, the most notable of which is Joe Pavelski.    

Links:  Anaheim Calling's Nick Bonino Profile.  Anaheim Calling's Prospects List, reviewing Bonino's season and placing him 4th in the cupboard.

*Earlier, this post erroneously listed Bonino as signed into 11-12.  Now that the terms of the deal are public, it is clear that his ELC will expire next year.