Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dennis Bonvie
Beginning in 1994-95, Dennis Bonvie has been a useful role player on three different clubs. His strength was his rugged work in the corners combined with an ability to play right wing and defence.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Bonvie played amateur hockey on the local junior club before heading to the OHL. Once there he played with the Kitchener Rangers and North Bay Centennials. He provided grit and muscle on both clubs and led the league with 316 penalty minutes in 1992-93. He spent the next season with the AHL's Cape Breton Oilers then signed as a free agent with the parent club in Edmonton. Over the next three years he played a handful of NHL games but toiled chiefly in the minors.

Bonvie was claimed on waivers by the Chicago Black Hawks on the eve of the 1998-99 season but played only eleven NHL games with the club. The next summer he signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins and lasted half a season before spending most of 2000-01 with Wilkes-Barre of the AHL. Over the course of the next two seasons, Bonvie had stints in Boston and Ottawa before being acquired by the Colorado Avalanche just prior to the 2004 NHL All-Star Game.

Upon his arrival with the Colorado organization, Bonvie was assigned to the club's AHL affiliate in Hershey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Antigonish Bulldogs NSMHL 50 15 30 45 52
1990-91 Antigonish Bulldogs MJrHL 40 1 8 9 347
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 0
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 0 0 0 47 -3
1995-96 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 38 13 14 27 269
1996-97 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 9 20 29 522 22 3 11 14 91
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 27 0
1997-98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 57 11 19 30 295 -4 9 0 5 5 18
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 0 0 44 -4
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 3 1 0 1 16 -1
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 37 4 10 14 158 +1 14 3 3 6 26
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 28 0 0 0 80 -2
1999-00 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 42 5 26 31 243 -10
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2000-01 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Pens AHL 65 5 18 23 221 +2 21 0 4 4 35
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 23 1 2 3 84 +3 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 55 8 8 16 290 -16
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 12 0 0 0 29 -1
2002-03 Binghamton Senators AHL 51 7 3 10 311 +3 14 2 4 6 85
2003-04 Binghamton Senators AHL 29 2 4 6 137 +2
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 30 3 6 9 154 -2
2004-05 Hershey Bears AHL 76 4 14 18 357 -17
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 70 2 13 15 431 +7 9 0 0 0 29
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 58 2 7 9 186 -1 4 0 1 1 7
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 50 2 4 6 203 +1 9 1 0 1 17
NHL Totals 92 1 2 3 311 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 25, 1994. Claimed by Chicago from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for Frank Bialowas, January 8, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 20, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 5, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 26, 2002. Traded to Colorado by Ottawa for Charlie Stephens, January 23, 2004.