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Paul Bissonnette
Paul Bissonnette sporting the Zappa
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 11 1985 (1985-03-11) (age 31),
Welland, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 121st overall, 2003
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2005 – present

Paul Albert[1] "BizNasty" Bissonnette (born March 11, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently with the Phoenix Coyotes organization.

Playing careerEdit

Bissonnette was selected in the fourth round, 121st overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. When drafted, Bissonnette was playing with the Saginaw Spirit of the junior Ontario Hockey League. During the 2003-04 season, Bissonnette served as the Spirit captain, and finished ninth in points. He played another half season with the Spirit before being traded to the Owen Sound Attack, where he finished the 2004-05 season.

He began his professional career in 2005 with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL. Bissonnette finished the season with only 14 games in Wheeling. He then played 55 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. During the 2006-07 season, he played 65 games with Wheeling. He only appeared in 3 games with the AHL Penguins. After beginning the 2007-08 season in Wheeling, Bissonnette was recalled to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he earned a permanent roster position. Due to his size and physicality, Bissonnette earned a spot on the Pittsburgh Penguins roster for the beginning of the 2008-09 season. He was waived in November and spent the rest of the season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.[2]

On May 5, 2009, during a playoff game between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Hershey Bears, Bissonnette was hit awkwardly by Greg Amadio and Steve Pinizzotto. He was deeply cut by the skate of one of the Hershey players on his left wrist and suffered nerve damage in his left hand.[3]

On October 1, 2009, Bissonnette was claimed on waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes, after failing to make the Penguins out of training camp.[4]

On October 5, 2011, Bissonnette signed a two year contract extension with the Coyotes.[5]

TwitterEdit

Bissonnette has become a prominent user of social networking website Twitter, with the candid nature of his 'tweets' gaining him a following of over 100,000 users. After removing his initial account on the request of his agent and the Coyotes (due to the sometimes blunt nature of his comments), Bissonnette returned to the website by popular demand under the username 'BizNasty2point0'.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 North Bay Centennials OHL 57 3 3 6 21 5 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Saginaw Spirit OHL 67 7 16 23 57
2003–04 Saginaw Spirit OHL 67 5 14 19 96
2004–05 Saginaw Spirit OHL 28 1 6 7 46
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 35 2 11 13 46 8 1 3 4 2
2005–06 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 14 3 7 10 4
2005–06 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 55 1 5 6 60 11 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 65 10 32 42 115
2007–08 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 22 3 14 17 43
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 46 3 5 8 145 7 0 0 0 11
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 0 1 1 22
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 57 9 7 16 176 8 0 2 2 9
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 41 3 2 5 117
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 1 0 1 71 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 104 4 3 7 210 1 0 0 0 0

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