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Steve Bernier

Steve Bernier  #18

Right Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1985
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Quebec City, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: SJS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)
Has tied career-high with 16g-16a-32pts this season...Recorded 15th career 2g game Apr. 9 at TB; also scored 2g Mar. 20 at Buf. to reach the 100g mark & Jan. 14 at LA...Notched 1g-1a-2pts Apr. 7 vs. NYR...Played in 600th NHL game Mar. 23 vs. LA...Appeared in 200th game with NJ Feb. 20 vs. Van...Scored PPG Feb. 14 at Nsh...Posted 1g-1a-2pts Jan. 31 vs. Fla...Had points in back-to-back games five times, most recently Apr. 7-8 (3g-1a-4pts)...Missed two games Jan. 2-3 (hip)...Registered 200th NHL point with 1a Dec. 13 at Dal...Posted 2a Dec. 9 vs. Chi...Posted 1g-1a-2pts (GWG) Dec. 4 at Tor...Had 1g-4a-5pts in nine games with A-Devils...Re-signed with NJD on Jul. 2 2013-14: Saw action in 78 games, including 69 straight Oct. 3-Mar. 18...Recorded points in back-to-back games twice Played in his 500th career NHL game Dec. 20 vs. Ana.; posted 100th career assist Dec. 13 at Pit.; and played in his 100th game as a Devil Nov. 20 at Ana....Notched 1st career OT goal Nov. 30 vs. Buf.
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2002) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2003, 2004) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with San Jose's 1st round choice (Tyler Ennis) in 2008 Entry Draft for Brian Campbell and Buffalo's 7th round choice (Drew Daniels) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to Vancouver by Buffalo for Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Brayden McNabb) in 2009 Entry Draft and Vancouver's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Petr Straka) in 2010 Entry Draft, July 4, 2008. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Michael Grabner and Vancouver's 1st round choice (Quinton Howden) in 2010 Entry Draft for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich, June 25, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), October 26, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, January 30, 2012.
Quote of the Day

That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.

— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason