Dennis Bonvie (RW)
ACQUIRED: Signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as a free agent, August 8, 2005
2006-07: Recorded his 1,000th penalty minute with the Penguins on February 7 at Philadelphia…Appeared in his 800th American Hockey League game on February 23rd at Binghamton, recording a goal in that contest…Appeared in his 900th career professional game (808 AHL, 92 NHL) on March 13 vs. Syracuse.
2005-06: Led the AHL with 431 penalty minutes...Moved past Tiger Williams for most career penalty minutes in a single league when he picked up 14 in Providence on Feb. 19 (3,969 to 3,966) ...Went over the 4,000 pim mark for his AHL career on March 12 vs. Binghamton, his 750th AHL game... Moved into first on the Pens’ all-time pim list on March 17 (836)...Set Pens record for pim in a season on March 25...Second among active AHLers in games played and 31st all-time at the end of the season.
2004-05: Led the Hershey Bears and finished second in the league with 357 penalty minutes.
2003-04: Combined for 291 penalty minutes while playing in 59 games with Hershey and the Binghamton Senators, fourth in the AHL.
2002-03: Finished fourth in the AHL with 311 penalty minutes while playing for the Binghamton Senators.
2001-02: Finished ninth in the AHL with 290 penalty minutes while playing for the Providence Bruins... Added 84 penalty minutes and three points (1+2) while suiting up for the Boston Bruins...The points were his first in the National Hockey League.
2000-01: Ranked second on the Penguins with 221 penalty minutes, and helped the team to the Calder Cup Finals.
1999-00: Led the Penguins with 243 penalty minutes in the team’s inaugural season.
1998-99: Played in 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks…also played for Portland and Philadelphia in the AHL.
1996-97: Set a new AHL record with 522 penalty minutes in one season with Hamilton.
1995-96: Ninth in the AHL with 269 penalty minutes, despite playing in just 38 games with Cape Breton…Played 8 games with Edmonton.
1994-95: Second in the AHL with 422 penalty minutes…Made NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers…Played in the AHL All-Star Game in Providence, scoring one goal for the Canadian All-Stars.
1992-93: Led the OHL with 316 penalty minutes.
1991-92: Second in the OHL with 284 penalty minutes.
CAREER NOTES: Is the American Hockey League’s all-time leader in penalty minutes with 4,290 entering the 2007-08 season...Has played with Cape Breton, Hamilton, Portland, Philadelphia, Providence, Binghamton, Hershey and Wilkes-Barre during his 14year AHL career, recording 82 goals, 187 assists and 179 points in 821 games.