|Assets:||Has the size NHL scouts look for from the blueline position. Is physical and at his best when he keeps his game simple. Is a willing pugilist who can also deliver bone-jarring hits if he's lucky.|
|Flaws:||His puck skills leave a lot to be desired. Also, he is prone to taking bad penalties. Won't put up a lot of points at the highest level. His skating ability is not great by National Hockey League standards.|
|Career Potential:||Physical depth defenseman.|
|2/20/2015||Assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|2/10/2015||Recalled from the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|1/29/2015||Assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|1/26/2015||Recalled from the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|1/09/2015||Assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|1/08/2015||Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.|
|11/12/2014||Recalled from the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|10/30/2014||Assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|10/28/2014||Recalled from the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|10/13/2014||Placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild for the purpose of being assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL).|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a one-year two-way contract.|
|9/29/2013||Placed on waivers by the New York Rangers for the purpose of being assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|4/28/2013||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL).|
|3/24/2013||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|3/23/2013||Placed on waivers by the New York Rangers.|
|7/01/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a two-year contract.|
|12/18/2011||Recalled from Connecticut (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|10/06/2011||Assigned to Connecticut (AHL).|
|7/27/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|11/23/2010||Re-assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|11/23/2010||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|11/07/2010||Re-assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|11/06/2010||Re-assigned to Elmira (ECHL).|
|10/07/2010||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|4/05/2010||Re-assigned to Bakersfield (ECHL).|
|4/01/2010||Re-assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/29/2010||Re-assigned to Bakersfield (ECHL).|
|12/09/2009||Re-assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|9/25/2008||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|7/02/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild.|
|11/23/2010||New York Rangers traded Nigel Williams to the Anaheim Ducks for Stu Bickel.|
|7/02/2008||Signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Ducks.|
Minnesota signs Stu Bickel to 1-year contract | 07/01/2014 5:55 PM
NewsMinnesota has signed Stu Bickel to a one-year, two-way contract.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactHe skated in just 24 games for Hartford in the AHL last season, where he picked up eight points and 85 penalty minutes.
Rangers waive Stu Bickel on Sunday | 09/29/2013 5:16 PM
NewsThe New York Rangers came to the conclusion that it was best to waive defenseman Stu Bickel on Sunday.
ImpactHe was already marginalized in John Tortorella's system, so it's no surprise that Alain Vigneault decided that he wasn't worth having on the everyday roster. Injuries could force him in, though.
Stu Bickel (back) will play Monday night | 09/16/2013 2:42 PM
NewsStu Bickel is slated to play in Monday's preseason game despite missing Sunday's scrimmage because of back spasms.
The Bergen Record
ImpactBickel and coach Alain Vigneault said he was fine to play, so he'll be in the lineup.
Stu Bickel suffers from back issue | 09/15/2013 2:29 PM
NewsMarginal New York Rangers defenseman Stu Bickel sat out Sunday with a sore back and remains questionable for Monday.
Steve Zipay on Twitter
ImpactHe's not an impact player anyway, but Bickel's hoping he can make a dent on the big-league lineup. This won't help.
Rangers shut down D Stu Bickel (wrist) | 05/13/2013 4:24 PM
NewsStu Bickel has a wrist injury so he won't be part of the New York Rangers' taxi squad.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe has been sent home to start rehabbing the ailment. Bickel dressed in 16 contests with the Rangers in the regular season.
Stu Bickel heads down to AHL Connecticut | 03/25/2013 10:41 AM
NewsStu Bickel was reassigned to the minors Sunday after he cleared waivers.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe has served as a healthy scratch for seven straight games prior to being placed on waivers. Bickel has played forward and defense this season, while picking up 49 penalty minutes in 16 appearances.
Bickel's not eager to talk about being waived | 03/23/2013 9:08 PM
NewsStu Bickel wasn't eager to comment on the Rangers' decision to put him on waivers.
The Bergen Record
Impact"It is what it is," Bickel said. "It's been tough for me to get an opportunity to play any minutes on the backend to develop some confidence." Bickel has been a healthy scratch since March 8th and has only averaged 5:31 minutes per game when he does play. If he gets claimed by a team that intends to use him consistently, then he'll have some limited fantasy value because of his tendency to accumulate an average of two or more penalty minutes per game.
Rangers put Stu Bickel on waivers | 03/23/2013 12:44 PM
NewsThe New York Rangers have placed Stu Bickel on waivers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactBickel has no points and 49 penalty minutes in 16 games this season. He's been a healthy scratch since March 8.
Rangers continue to sit Stu Bickel, Gilroy | 03/20/2013 11:02 AM
NewsStu Bickel has been a healthy scratch for six straight contests.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe has no points, 49 penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 16 games this season. Matt Gilroy was scratched for a fourth consecutive time Tuesday night.
Stu Bickel may draw in Saturday v Habs | 02/23/2013 1:17 PM
NewsWith Michael Del Zotto doubtful Saturday due to a hip injury and Marc Staal suffering from the flu, Stu Bickel may draw back in against the Canadiens.
ImpactIf you've been waiting to insert Bickel into your lineup to pad your penalty minute stats, this could be your chance. He participated in the morning skate as if he were playing Saturday night.
Stu Bickel likely to be health scratch Sunday | 02/17/2013 10:55 AM
NewsLook for Stu Bickel to be a healthy scratch in Sunday's contest against the Washington Capitals.
ImpactBickel can contribute a little bit in pools that have penalty minutes as a scoring category, but that's about it. Bickell is a natural defenseman but has also been playing on the fourth line when active.
Stu Bickel might shift back to defense soon | 02/04/2013 12:03 PM
NewsStu Bickel has been serving as a forward lately, but might shift back to the blueline soon.
ImpactThe Rangers have been without forwards Chris Kreider and Ryan Callahan sidelined, but both should return in the not too distant future. Bickel has gotten between 1:52 and 5:26 minutes per game as a forward over the last three games.
Stu Bickel to play against the Flyers | 01/29/2013 12:49 PM
NewsStu Bickel will be in the Rangers linuep on Tuesday when they face the Flyers.
Pat Leonard on Twitter
ImpactLook for Bickel to get into a fight tonight as the Rangers will sit Steve Eminger to get Bickel's toughness in the lineup. If your pool uses the penalty minute category, put Bickel in tonight.
Stu Bickel may move up to forward vs. Bruins | 01/23/2013 4:05 PM
NewsStu Bickel may line up as a forward on the fourth line on Wednesday of Arron Asham can't play because of a mild groin strain.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe Rangers said Wednesday that Asham is "OK" but they didn't say whether or not he would play. "Playing forward or D? Obviously, I've got to be prepared to play both," said Bickel. "It doesn't really affect my mental preparation. I bring the same elements to the table either way. Obviously, naturally I'm a defenseman, that comes more naturally to me. But yeah, I just want to play."
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|Goals||0||9 times-last:at Dal||last:Jan 3|
|Assists||1||vs. Wpg||Dec 27|
|Points||1||vs. Wpg||Dec 27|
|Penalty Minutes||39||at Dal||Jan 3|
|Plus/Minus||1||at Dal||Nov 15|
|Power Play Goals||0||9 times-last:at Dal||last:Jan 3|
|Power Play Points||0||9 times-last:at Dal||last:Jan 3|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||9 times-last:at Dal||last:Jan 3|
|Shorthanded Points||0||9 times-last:at Dal||last:Jan 3|
|Shots||2||vs. Wpg||Dec 27|
|Penalty Minutes||108||2011-12 (NYR)|
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