Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino has been selected to lead Team USA (men’s) at the (International Ice Hockey Federation) IIHF World Championship as their captain.
Professional ice hockey player Nick Bonino is a center who competes 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 undergraduate hockey career.
Although the San Jose Sharks selected Bonino in the 2007 NHL Draught, it was the Anaheim Ducks who gave him his NHL debut in 2009. He has also participated in games with the Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Vancouver Canucks. He is renowned for his defensive prowess, faceoff prowess, and capacity to aid in his team’s offensive production.
Throughout 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 endeavours, like aiding the fight against pediatric cancer.
The NHL (National Hockey League) is home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that competes in ice hockey professionally. In 1967, as part of the league’s expansion, the team was established. It is situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins have won six Stanley Cup titles in total, with their most recent triumph occurring in 2017.
When Team USA revealed their selection, they praised the seasoned forward, and when they got to Munich, Germany for practices, they chose him as 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.
The PPG Paints Arena, where the Penguins play at home, is renowned for its devoted fan base and the team’s high-scoring, fast-paced style of play. The Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals are two teams in the team’s division with a heated rivalry. The Penguins are also active in a number of charitable causes off the ice, including programs for young hockey players and cancer research.