Kevin Bieksa D VAN 8 Months
Kevin Bieksa recorded an assist in Vancouver's 4-2 defeat on Monday.
Bieksa has four goals and 19 points in 54 games this season. He's also the only player in the NHL with over 90 penalty minutes, hits, and blocked shots.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 8 Months
Defenseman Kevin Bieksa scored the opening goal and the final one in overtime to give the Canucks a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.
Bieksa, a formidable stay-at-home defenseman, matched his offensive output on the season Sunday with his third and fourth goals of the season. Jannik Hansen (ninth), Chris Higgins (14th) and Zac Dalpe (third) were the other goal producers for the Canucks, who had been having trouble scoring in abundance until Sunday. Higgins also had two assists.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 9 Months
Kevin Bieksa will play in his 500th NHL game on Sunday.
It's a nice milestone for the Canuck defenseman. He has one goal and 14 points in 38 games but his value picks up with a plus-eight rating and 34 penalty minutes this season. His goal came on the power play.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 10 Months
Kevin Bieksa logged a team-high 26:28 minutes in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout defeat on Tuesday.
Bieksa is one of the league's biggest rolls of the dice when it comes to defensemen. He had surpassed the 40-point mark on three separate occasions, but those exceptional seasons have been spread out and separated by mediocre campaigns. The 2013-14 season is shaping up to be one of those lesser offensive showings as he has 12 points in 36 games.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 11 Months
Kevin Bieksa scored a goal in Vancouver's 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose Thursday night.
Bieksa scored his first goal of the season with a power play one-timer with 6:20 left in the second period. He now has ten points in 21 games. Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows assisted the goal.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN 12 Months
Kevin Bieksa contributed three assists in Vancouver's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
He picked assists on goals by Alexander Edler, Brad Richardson and Zack Kassian in the defeat. Going into Saturday's match, he had one assist in eight outings. Bieksa didn't contribute much in the way of offense last year and he hasn't been dangerous in the other team's end in 2013-14 either. He has been credited with a plus-7 rating, 20 hits and 18 blocks to give him some fantasy value in leagues with multiple categories.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN May 07 '13
Kevin Bieksa called out San Jose Sharks forwards Joe Thornton and Logan Couture for embellishing penalties.
Whether Bieksa was just trying to deflect attention from Vancouver's 3-0 series deficit or not, the Canucks defender went after the two Sharks hard on Monday. Bieksa called players "so-called Canadians" and said the duo exaggerate to draw penalties. "Couture, you can't go near the guy, he snaps his head back, he flails," Bieksa said Monday. "You touch him after the whistle and he is going to jump off the ice and throw himself into the glass." We'll see if Bieksa's tactic works in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN May 02 '13
Kevin Bieksa was the only Vancouver Canucks player who found the net in a 3-1 loss in Game 1 against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.
In fact, Bieksa was the only player on the team to register a point, as his tally was unassisted. Interestingly, Bieksa scored the strange goal that eliminated the Sharks the last time the two teams played in the postseason.
Kevin Bieksa D VAN Apr 29 '13
Kevin Bieksa has been named the Vancouver Canucks nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
The award is given to the NHL player for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Bieksa organized a charity game during the lockout that raised $200,000 and has volunteered for mindcheck.ca, a mental health website dedicated to his buddy Rick Rypien who had serious mental health issues that led to suicide in 2011. "I don't think you do stuff like that for the acknowledgment or credit or notoriety," Bieksa said. "It's just the way I was raised. The way this team is shaped, we do a lot of community work, I think, more so than a lot of other teams around the league. We take a lot of pride in it and we enjoy doing it. NHL season or not, we still felt like we wanted to contribute and do what we could to help. And that's what we did."
Kevin Bieksa D VAN Apr 28 '13
Kevin Bieksa returned to action on Saturday April 27.