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Dennis Bonvie
Dennisbonvie
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams NHL
Edmonton Oilers
Chicago Blackhawks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Colorado Avalanche
AHL
Cape Breton Oilers
Hamilton Bulldogs
Portland Pirates
Philadelphia Phantoms
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Providence Bruins
Binghamton Senators
Hershey Bears
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 23 1973 (1973-07-23) (age 43),
Antigonish, NS, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1993 – 2008


Dennis Kevin Bonvie (born July 23, 1973, in Antigonish, N.S.) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, most notable for being the most penalized player in professional hockey history. He is currently a scout for the Blackhawks.

Playing careerEdit

While Bonvie, a 5'11", 205-pound right winger, had appeared in 92 National Hockey League games with six different NHL teams since being turned pro in 1993 by the Edmonton Oilers, he spent the vast majority of his career in the American Hockey League in which he played with eight different clubs. Bonvie was known for a physical style of play and his primary role as the enforcer for his various teams.

As a member of the Hamilton Bulldogs in 1997, Bonvie established a then-single season AHL record for penalty minutes (PIM) with 522, a mark which stood for eight seasons before being eclipsed in 2004–05 by Brian McGrattan of the Binghamton Senators with 551. Bonvie's eventual career AHL penalty minute total, 4,493 minutes (in just 871 regular season games) was a remarkable 1,553 more than Rob Murray's second overall career AHL record high total 2,940 PIM in 1,018 games over fifteen seasons. During the 2008 season, Bonvie surpassed Kevin Evans for the most career penalty minutes in professional hockey history.

The Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza (home of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins) is often called the "house that Bonvie built."

Dennis's younger brother Herb played pro hockey, but has since retired.

Dennis retired following the 2008 season. In his final season, he played as a member of the Eastern Conference champion Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team. The Penguins eventually lost the 2008 Calder Cup in six games to the Chicago Wolves.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Kitchener Rangers OHL 7 1 1 2 23
1991–92 North Bay Centennials OHL 49 0 12 12 261 21 0 1 1 91
1992–93 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 3 21 24 316 5 0 0 0 34
1993–94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 63 1 10 11 278 4 0 0 0 11
1994–95 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 74 5 15 20 422
1994–95 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 38 13 14 27 269
1995–96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 0 0 0 47
1996–97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 9 20 29 522 22 3 11 14 91
1997–98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 57 11 19 30 295 9 0 5 5 18
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 27
1998–99 Portland Pirates AHL 3 1 0 1 16
1998–99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 37 4 10 14 158 14 3 3 6 26
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 0 0 44
1999–2000 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 42 5 26 31 243
1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 28 0 0 0 80
2000–01 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 65 5 18 23 221 21 0 4 4 35
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Providence Bruins AHL 55 8 8 16 290
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 23 1 2 3 84 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 51 7 3 10 311 14 2 4 6 85
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 12 0 0 0 29
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 29 2 4 6 137
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 30 3 6 9 154
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 76 4 14 18 357
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 70 2 13 15 431 9 0 0 0 29
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 58 2 7 9 186 4 0 1 1 7
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 50 2 4 6 203 9 1 0 1 17
NHL totals 92 1 2 3 311 1 0 0 0 0
OHL totals 120 4 34 38 600 21 0 1 1 91
AHL totals 871 84 191 275 4493 98 9 27 36 353

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