|Assets:||Initiates contact from the back end. Owns a good shot from the point. Is defensively responsible and able to log big minutes. Can fight, too. Has all-around appeal and agitating qualities, too.|
|Flaws:||Plays an aggressive style that runs into injuries over the course of an 82-game NHL schedule. Does take bad penalties that hurt his club on occasion. Lacks a little consistency in all facets of the game.|
|Career Potential:||Solid all-around defenseman.|
|2/26/2014||Missed 5 games (bruised foot).|
|2/03/2014||Bruised foot, injured reserve.|
|1/30/2014||Bruised foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/27/2013||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|4/16/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/14/2013||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|3/02/2013||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|4/05/2012||Missed 4 games (undisclosed).|
|6/28/2011||Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a five-year contract.|
|3/23/2011||Missed 15 games (broken left foot).|
|3/08/2011||Broken left foot, injured reserve.|
|2/17/2011||Broken left foot, day-to-day.|
|12/01/2010||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|3/13/2010||Missed 27 games (lacerated leg).|
|12/30/2009||Lacerated leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/27/2008||Missed 7 games (broken foot).|
|11/13/2008||Broken foot, day-to-day.|
|10/19/2008||Missed 3 games (left knee injury).|
|10/13/2008||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2008||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|2/20/2008||Missed 47 games (calf laceration).|
|11/03/2007||Calf laceration, sidelined indefinitely.|
|10/26/2007||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|10/24/2007||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|7/09/2007||Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a three-year contract extension.|
|5/01/2007||Missed Game 1, 2 and 3 of Round Two against the Anaheim Ducks (unknown).|
|8/17/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|4/08/2006||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|12/19/2005||Recalled from Manitoba (AHL).|
|10/02/2005||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|9/16/2004||Assigned to Manitoba (AHL).|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round (151st overall) in 2001.|
Kevin Bieksa will captain Canada at the WHC | 05/08/2014 11:08 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa has been named Canada's captain for the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships.
ImpactCoach Dave Tippett also chose Kyle Turris of the Ottawa Senators and Washington's Jason Chimera as the alternates. Bieksa was chosen to wear the "C" because of his "outgoing personality and his on-ice passion."
Kevin Bieksa a healthy scratch Saturday | 04/13/2014 9:52 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa was a healthy scratch Saturday.
ImpactBieksa was replaced on the blueline by Frank Corrado. Bieksa has four goals and 24 points with 107 penalty minutes in 75 games this season.
Kevin Bieksa (leg) should play Saturday | 03/29/2014 4:48 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (leg) participated in Saturday's morning skate and it looks like he'll play against Anaheim.
ImpactHe hurt his right leg Thursday in a collision with Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog, but he made it through that session. "We'll see how it feels later but obviously I got through the skate okay," Bieksa said. "At this time of year, there are a lot of guys playing injured. So if you can play, you play."
| 02/27/2014 2:07 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa returned to action on Wednesday February 26.
Kevin Bieksa practices for short time Sat. | 02/22/2014 8:13 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (foot) practiced for a short time Saturday.
ImpactCanucks coach John Tortorella said Bieksa was sore. "Kevin wanted to stay on. I kicked him off," Tortorella said. "He had a good skate yesterday. He's been skating well on his own. The whole group has a day off Sunday so, hopefully, the day off and getting him off the ice early today will help him for Monday." Bieksa hasn't played since Jan. 29. He has 19 points in 55 games this season.
Canucks get good news on Kevin Bieksa | 02/22/2014 11:11 AM
NewsThere is good news for the Vancouver Canucks as veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa is back practicing with the team.
ImpactBieksa is believed to have suffered a right-foot fracture some time last month and he hasn't played since Jan. 29. "I am not going to talk about it too much, but it was a puck obviously," Bieksa said of his injury. "It's not hard to figure that one out." He is still wearing a walking boot on his right foot, but Bieksa also hopes to be ready for Wednesday's game against St. Louis.
Kevin Bieksa (undisclosed) out for Friday | 01/30/2014 4:37 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa has been nursing a sore foot for a couple of weeks, but he won't play Friday against Winnipeg.
ImpactHe logged 23:02 of ice time against Chicago on Wednesday, but he won't travel with the team to start the Canucks' road trip. It's unclear if this is a different ailment or if his foot ailment worsened. Consider him day-to-day for the time being with an undisclosed injury.
Kevin Bieksa picks up an assist Monday | 01/28/2014 10:42 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa recorded an assist in Vancouver's 4-2 defeat on Monday.
ImpactBieksa 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 scores two goals to lift Canucks | 01/26/2014 10:55 PM
NewsDefenseman 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.
ImpactBieksa, 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 to play in 500th game Sunday | 12/21/2013 10:35 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa will play in his 500th NHL game on Sunday.
ImpactIt'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 having an off year offensively | 12/18/2013 11:11 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa logged a team-high 26:28 minutes in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout defeat on Tuesday.
ImpactBieksa 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.
Bieksa scores in loss | 11/15/2013 4:11 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa scored a goal in Vancouver's 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose Thursday night.
ImpactBieksa 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 collects three helpers vs. Pens | 10/19/2013 4:09 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa contributed three assists in Vancouver's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
ImpactHe 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.
Bieksa: Thornton, Couture so-called Canadians | 05/07/2013 12:25 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa called out San Jose Sharks forwards Joe Thornton and Logan Couture for embellishing penalties.
ImpactWhether 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 scores Vancouver's lone goal | 05/02/2013 1:34 AM
NewsKevin 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.
ImpactIn 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 Canucks Masterton nominee | 04/29/2013 11:36 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa has been named the Vancouver Canucks nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
ImpactThe 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."
| 04/28/2013 2:48 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa returned to action on Saturday April 27.
Kevin Bieksa returns to Canucks lineup today | 04/27/2013 11:55 AM
NewsDefenseman Kevin Bieksa, who has missed five games because of a lower-body injury, will be back in the Vancouver lineup today when the Canucks wrap up their regular season with a game against the Edmonton Oilers.
Impact"Even though I didn't talk to Kevin after today's (yesterday`s) practice, he looked good and, if I was a betting man, I would say he would probably be coming into the lineup," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "I think health-wise, he's fine. He's had some good practices so his best thing is probably to play."
Kevin Bieksa expects to be ready for playoffs | 04/25/2013 5:19 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (lower body) expects to be ready for Vancouver's playoff opener next week.
ImpactThursday's contest will be the fifth straight game he has missed. He hasn't been ruled out yet for Saturday's contest, but it doesn't sound like he'll play in Edmonton.
Kevin Bieksa 'getting close' to returning | 04/24/2013 9:28 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (lower body) skated with the team on Wednesday, but he is still day-to-day.
ImpactThe defenseman skated for 35 minutes before leaving early. He hasn't played since April 15. While Bieksa won't play Thursday, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said he is "getting close" to returning.
Kevin Bieksa unable to dress Saturday | 04/21/2013 8:18 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa missed his third straight game for the Canucks in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
ImpactBieksa is dealing with a lower body ailment, but coach Alain Vigneault is unwilling to divulge any further information, making it difficult to estimate his return. We suggest reserving him until we hear positive news on his condition.
Bieksa doesn't travel with team to Dallas | 04/18/2013 5:12 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa's lower-body injury apparently isn't to his groin.
ImpactCoach Alain Vigneault said this morning, "I swear on my daughters" it's not a recurrence of a groin injury that has given Bieksa some problems this campaign. He did not travel with the team for Thursday's game at Dallas and he hasn't played since April 15th.
Kevin Bieksa sidelined Tuesday; Cam Barker in | 04/16/2013 5:59 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa has a lower-body injury and won't play Tuesday night.
Canucks on Twitter
ImpactBieksa will be replaced in the lineup by Cam Barker. Bieksa has dealt with injuries and poor offensive production this season. The veteran defenseman has just six goals and 11 points in 35 games this season. We're considering him day-to-day for now.
Canucks have excelled in one-goal games | 03/27/2013 9:42 AM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks have won five consecutive one-goal games.
Impact"We're comfortable in one-goal games and we're winning win them," Bieksa said. "I think we've won five in a row and all of them have been one-goal games. It's tight-checking and it's given us confidence. It shows a lot about our character. There are guys who are stepping up in different ways, and taking different roles. We've definitely tightened it up a lot. We gave up two shots after one and eight shots after two. That's textbook defensive hockey and that's what we're going to do, if it gets us wins in the playoffs." This winning streak has kept them in the race for the Northwest Division title against the similarly hot Minnesota Wild. Vancouver has two more points than Minnesota, but the Wild have played in two fewer games.
Kevin Bieksa (groin) will return Thursday | 03/14/2013 4:24 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (groin) will return to Vancouver's lineup Thursday night.
ImpactHe has missed five straight contests and seven games total with a lingering groin issue. "I wouldn't say I came back too early last time," Bieksa said. "Everything was telling me that I felt good. It was a matter of taking a hit in that game. I'm feeling good now. I've had probably 5-6 days of being pain-free so I think that's a good thing. I'm eager to get back in to help the team out." Bieksa hasn't done that on the scoresheet this campaign with five goals and six points in 18 appearances. He does have 33 shots, 30 hits, 29 blocks and a plus-6 rating though.
Kevin Bieksa won't play Tuesday vs. Jackets | 03/12/2013 4:01 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa will not play against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
ImpactBieksa has been sidelined for all but one of the past seven games with the ailment and it remains unclear when exactly he'll return. Groin injuries can be tricky and we're sure the Canucks don't want to rush Bieksa back just to lose him for an extended period. The injury doesn't appear to be serious and we'll continue to list Bieksa as day-to-day for the time being.
Kevin Bieksa questionable for Sunday | 03/09/2013 7:55 AM
NewsCanucks blueliner Kevin Bieksa is questionable for Sunday's game against the Wild due to his nagging groin.
ImpactBieksa will skate on his own Saturday to test the injury and a decision will be made about his status prior to Sunday's contest. The injury doesn't appear it will be a long-term issue.
Kevin Bieksa misses morning skate on Tuesday | 03/05/2013 3:18 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (groin) didn't participate in the morning skate Tuesday.
Jason Botchford on Twitter
ImpactIf we had to guess, we'd bet Bieksa won't play Tuesday night, but we won't know anything for certain until probably closer to the gametime. Owners will want to check back before the drop of the puck for official word and we'll let you know as soon we hear something.
Kevin Bieksa to be game time decision | 03/05/2013 12:47 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (groin) will be a game time decision Tuesday.
ImpactThe decision will likely be made after the morning skate. Bieksa missed two games with the groin injury before returning to action on Saturday but suffered a relapse on Sunday and sat the game out.
Kevin Bieksa out, Cam Barker in on Sunday | 03/03/2013 8:00 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa will be sidelined with a groin injury on Sunday.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactHe won't be able to play for the Vancouver Canucks against the Calgary Flames (assuming that game isn't canceled late). Bieksa clears the way for Cam Barker, who will make his 2013 debut.
| 03/03/2013 3:28 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa returned to action on Saturday March 2.
K. Bieksa (groin) game-time decision Saturday | 03/02/2013 3:34 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (groin) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Ben Kuzma on Twitter
ImpactIt's worth noting that Canucks coach Alain Vigneault likes Bieksa's chances of playing. Bieksa hasn't played since Feb. 22.
Kevin Bieksa participates in Friday's skate | 03/01/2013 7:39 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (groin) took part in Friday's practice.
Impact"(It was my) first skate with the guys, it was OK," Bieksa said. "It's getting better but I don't have anything too interesting to tell you other than we'll see how it feels (Saturday). It felt good though, I was happy with the way I felt today." In other words, he should still be considered day-to-day. He has six points and 24 penalty minutes in 17 games this season.
Kevin Bieksa sits out morning skate Tuesday | 02/26/2013 2:48 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa (groin) did not participate in the morning skate and is unlikely to play Tuesday against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter
ImpactBieksa has been out since "tweaking" his groin Friday night. There's no timetable for his return and he remains day-to-day. After Tuesday, the Canucks don't play until Saturday and the extra days' rest would certainly help.
No Kevin Bieksa for Canucks on Sunday | 02/24/2013 5:48 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks won't have Kevin Bieksa for their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactThe versatile blueliner presents an appealing combination of snarl and skill. He'll be missed by fantasy owners and the Canucks alike.
Bieksa's groin injury might not be serious | 02/23/2013 12:20 PM
NewsThe Vancouver Canucks didn't initially think Kevin Bieksa's groin injury is serious, but they still need to evaluate him further Saturday.
ImpactBieksa left Friday's game due to the ailment. "He tweaked a groin a little bit, we'll know more tomorrow," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "At first, it doesn't seem to be that serious but we will find out tomorrow. See how he reacts to ice and treatment." Bieksa has five goals and six points in 17 games this season.
Kevin Bieksa tweaks groin Friday night | 02/22/2013 11:57 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa "tweaked his groin" Friday night, according to Sportsnet's Dan Murphy.
Dan Murphy on Twitter
ImpactThe blueliner left in the second period after playing 8:21. He will undergo treatment Friday night and Saturday, but the injury is not expected to be serious. If he can't play Sunday versus the Wings, Andrew Alberts will draw into the lineup. Expect more clarity on this within the next day. Bieksa has five goals and an assist on the year.
| 02/10/2013 3:01 AM
NewsKevin Bieksa returned to action on Saturday February 9.
Kevin Bieksa is questionable with an illness | 02/07/2013 2:26 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa missed Vancouver's Thursday morning skate due to an illness.
Ben Kuzma on Twitter
ImpactBieksa is still expected to play on Thursday, but we'll err on the side of caution and consider him questionable. Andrew Alberts will play if Bieksa is unavailable.
Bieksa is pointless through eight games | 02/02/2013 7:19 PM
NewsKevin Bieksa is still searching for his first point of the season.
ImpactBieksa has 18 penalty minutes through eight games. He's averaging 22:04 minutes this season, including 3:14 minutes per contest with the man advantage. Don't panic if you drafted him as he should rebound.
|Goals||0||5 times-last:at Dal||last:Oct 21||2|
|Assists||1||vs. TB||Oct 18||3|
|Points||1||vs. TB||Oct 18||3|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Cgy||Oct 8||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Oct 17||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||5 times-last:at Dal||last:Oct 21||1|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. TB||Oct 18||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||5 times-last:at Dal||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||5 times-last:at Dal||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shots||5||at Dal||Oct 21||6|
|Penalty Minutes||134||2006-07 (Van)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2006-07 (Van)|
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