Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino was selected to lead Team USA (men’s) to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship as their captain.
Professional ice hockey player Nick Bonino is a center competing for the Minnesota Wild in the NHL (National Hockey League). He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on April 20, 1988, and attended Boston University during his college hockey career.
Although the San Jose Sharks selected Bonino in the 2007 NHL Draft, it was the Anaheim Ducks who gave him his NHL debut in 2009. He has also had games with the Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks. He is renowned for his defensive prowess, passing ability and ability to assist in his team’s offensive production.
Over the course of his career, Bonino has won two Stanley Cups, one in 2016 with the Penguins and one in 2007 with the Ducks. At both the Winter Olympics and World Championships, he competed for the United States. Off the ice, Bonino participates in humanitarian initiatives, such as helping the fight against pediatric cancer.
The NHL (National Hockey League) is home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that competes professionally in ice hockey. In 1967, as part of the league’s expansion, the team was founded. It is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins have won six Stanley Cup titles in total, with their most recent triumph coming in 2017.
When Team USA revealed their selection, they praised the seasoned forward, and when they arrived in Munich, Germany, for practice, they selected him as their captain. The 2023 competition will be Bonino’s third appearance for Team USA and his first as captain. Team USA won the bronze medal in Bonino’s first two tournament appearances.
PPG Paints Arena, where the Penguins play their home games, is renowned for its devoted fan base and the team’s fast-paced, high-scoring style of play. The Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals are two teams in the team division with a heated rivalry. The Penguins are also active in a variety of off-ice charitable causes, including programs for youth hockey players and cancer research.