Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Bernier
Steve Bernier was born March 31, 1985 in Quebec City, Quebec. The first round, 16th overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Bernier is a graduate of the QMJHL's Moncton Wildcats.

An offensively gifted forward, Bernier played four seasons in Moncton registering 313 points (151-162-313) while earning CHL Second Team All-Star (2003) and QMJHL Second Team All-Star (2004) honours. Following an impressive junior career, Bernier made his professional debut in 2005-06 with the AHL's Cleveland Barons before being summoned by San Jose midway through the season.

Upon his arrival with the Sharks, Bernier went on to register 27 points in 39 games. The following season, Bernier became a regular in the club's line-up after appearing in a career high 62 NHL games with the Sharks. That season, the right-winger tallied 15 goals and 16 assists for 31 points and broke his toe in a January 14 game in the AHL. The Sharks failed to create any noise in the playoffs that season and were looking to make additions to their club in 2007-08. With Bernier set to become a restricted free agent after the 2007-08 season, the Sharks opted to send Bernier and a 2008 1st-round draft pick in exchange for Buffalo's Brian Campbell and a 7th-round draft pick.

After completing the regular season as a Sabre and seeing action in only 17 games, Bernier was dealt by the club to the Vancouver Canucks for a pair of draft picks. Shortly after his trade, the St. Louis Blues made a 1-year, 2.5 million offer to Bernier, however the Cancuks promptly matched the offer.

On June 25, 2010, Bernier was shipped to Florida as part of a package of players and draft picks that saw the Canucks acquire Keith Ballard.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Quebec AA Aces QAHA 28 33 23 56 24
1999-00 Quebec AA Aces QAHA 26 12 23 35 42
2000-01 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 39 17 35 52 48 16 9 17 26 8
2000-01 Team Quebec U-17 6 3 3 6 6
2001-02 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 31 28 59 51 -20
2001-02 Canada 8-Nations 5 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 71 49 52 101 90 +33 2 1 0 1 2
2002-03 Canada WJ18-A 7 4 4 8 12 0
2003-04 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 36 46 82 80 +39 20 7 10 17 17
2004-05 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 68 35 36 71 114 +18 12 6 13 19 22
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 14 13 27 35 +4 11 1 5 6 8
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 49 20 23 43 33 -2
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 62 15 16 31 29 +5 11 0 1 1 2
2006-07 Worcester Sharks AHL 10 3 4 7 2 +4
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 59 13 10 23 62 -2
2007-08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 3 6 9 2 +1
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 81 15 17 32 27 +4 10 2 2 4 7
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 59 11 11 22 21 0 12 4 1 5 0
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 68 5 10 15 21 -14
2011-12 Albany Devils AHL 17 3 3 6 8 -4
2011-12 New Jersey Devils NHL 32 1 5 6 16 +6 24 2 5 7 27
2012-13 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 8 7 15 17 -7
2013-14 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 3 9 12 33 -15
NHL Totals 542 88 104 192 263 68 9 14 23 44


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2002) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2003, 2004) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with San Jose's 1st round choice (Tyler Ennis) in 2008 Entry Draft for Brian Campbell and Buffalo's 7th round choice (Drew Daniels) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to Vancouver by Buffalo for Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Brayden McNabb) in 2009 Entry Draft and Vancouver's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Petr Straka) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 4, 2008. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Michael Grabner and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Quinton Howden) in 2010 Entry Draft for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich, June 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), October 26, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, January 30, 2012.