RotoWire Partners

Kevin Bieksa

33-Year-Old Defenseman – Vancouver Canucks

2014-15 NHL Stats

G

1

A

2

PP Pts

1

+/-

0

PIM

32

2014-15 NHL Projections

G

A

PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After taking a step back in 2012-2013, Bieksa once again struggled offensively in 2013-2014. Only two years removed from his eight-goal, 44-point season, Bieksa only managed four goals and 24 points in 76 games last season. Pencilled in as Vancouver’s top defenseman on the r...

Read more about Kevin Bieksa

SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 198   DOB: 6/16/1981   BORN: Grimsby, Ontario   DRAFTED: 5th Rd, #151 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Kevin Bieksa Contract Information:

Signed a five-year deal worth $23 million with Vancouver in June of 2011.

November 14, 2014  –  Kevin Bieksa News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Bieksa (illness) said after morning skate that he was "ready to go" for Friday's game against the Coyotes.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Kevin Bieksa – simply subscribe now.

Kevin Bieksa NHL Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 24 39 0 6 6 -1 77 38 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 25 81 12 30 42 1 134 203 5.9 2 0 6 0 6
2007-08 26 34 2 10 12 -11 90 64 3.1 1 0 1 0 1
2008-09 27 72 11 32 43 -4 97 153 7.2 2 0 23:29 5 18 23 3:53 119 60
2009-10 28 55 3 19 22 -5 85 95 3.2 0 0 21:49 1 6 7 2:50 70 59
2010-11 29 NHL VAN 66 6 16 22 32 73 105 5.7 2 0 22:28 1 2 3 2:27 104 93
2011-12 30 NHL VAN 78 8 36 44 12 94 166 4.8 2 0 23:38 2 8 10 1:55 159 106
2012-13 31 NHL VAN 36 6 6 12 6 48 77 7.8 1 0 21:56 2 1 3 2:09 60 50
2013-14 32 NHL VAN 76 4 20 24 -8 104 167 2.4 1 0 22:46 1 7 8 1:57 144 130
2014-15 33 NHL VAN 22 1 2 3 0 32 47 2.1 0 0 21:38 0 1 1 2:01 33 33
2014-15 Proj 33 NHL VAN 77 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Kevin Bieksa

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

No Yes

Kevin Bieksa – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Right Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

21:38

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kevin Bieksa was on the ice for 21:38.

2:01

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Kevin Bieksa was on the ice for 2:01 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:56 2:09
2013-14 22:46 1:57
2014-15 21:38 2:01

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kevin Bieksa

<a href='/hockey/showArticle.htm?id=22000'>Blue Line Buzz: Younger and Faster In Dallas</a>

Blue Line Buzz: Younger and Faster In Dallas

The Stars recent trades have demonstrated their commitment to young, fast players like John Klingberg, who had a big week last week.

More Kevin Bieksa Articles   View Last 30

FanDuel NHL: Value Plays for the Week  

Neutral Zone Wrap: To Hab or Hab Not  

Beat the Cap: Finding Reliable Points  

Draft Kit: Maingot's Manifesto  

Kevin Bieksa 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 25 NJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 23:35 1:15
Nov 23 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 24:51 1:38
Nov 20 ANH 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 28:16 0:52
Nov 19 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:36 4:02
Nov 14 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 21:59 1:11
Nov 11 OTT 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 5 0 22:48 1:03
Nov 9 at ANH 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 22:35 2:12
Nov 8 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 19:12 3:53
Nov 6 at SJ 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:54 0:00
Nov 4 at COL 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 20:09 3:12
Nov 2 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 6:06 0:59
Nov 1 at EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 23:09 1:56
Oct 30 MON 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:49 2:00
Oct 28 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 4 22:01 1:45
Oct 26 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 21:19 1:21
Oct 24 at COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:05 1:29
Oct 23 at STL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 20:31 0:55
Oct 21 at DAL 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 24:59 4:08
Oct 18 TB 0 1 1 -3 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 3 22:24 4:14
Oct 17 at EDM 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 3 24:01 2:04
Oct 11 EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 22:16 4:11
Oct 8 at CGY 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:26 0:11

Kevin Bieksa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bieksa (illness) took part in Friday's morning skate and coach Willie Desjardins hopes he will be available against the Coyotes.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa missed Thursday's practice with coach Willie Desjardins saying the defenseman "wasn't feeling well" but is expected to play Friday against the Coyotes.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa was able to play Tuesday against the Avalanche, finishing with a plus-2 rating while logging eight penalty minutes in 20:09 worth of ice time.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (eye) is expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (eye) is day-to-day.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa was removed from Sunday's game against the Predators after taking a puck to the eye, the Associated Press reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (undisclosed) logged 20:26 of ice time in Wednesday's win over Calgary, recording four PIM, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (shoulder) participated in Wednesday's pregame warm-ups, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (shoulder) indicated he "felt good" after Wednesday's morning skate.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's season opener against the Flames, Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa (undisclosed) could miss Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Flames, Team 1040's Matthew Sekeres reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Bieksa is nursing an undisclosed injury and will not play in Saturday's preseason finale versus the Oilers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 outlook.

2013-14

After putting together one of the better seasons of his career in 2011-12, Bieksa took a step back last year. He saw his point-per-game pace drop from 0.56 in 2011-12 to 0.33 in 2012-13 to finish with just 12 points (six goals, six assists) during last year’s strike-shortened campaign. He once again dealt with injuries, appearing in 36 of 48 games because of a couple minor lower-body ailments. While Bieksa has been inconsistent over the past couple seasons and remains an injury risk, the 32-year-old, top-four defenseman still has the ability to post decent point production with a plus-minus rating on the right side of the ledger and some decent penalty minutes.

2012-13

After posting back-to-back 22-point seasons, Bieksa rediscovered his scoring touch with 44 points (8 G, 36 A) in 78 games for the Canucks last year He ranked tied for 12th in the league in points among defenseman while posting a plus-12 rating and racking up 94 penalty minutes. One of the main reasons for his bounce-back campaign was his ability to stay relatively healthy – a common theme in all three of his 40-point campaigns. Bieksa dealt with a minor undisclosed injury near the end of the regular season and in the playoffs last year, but all signs point to him being 100 percent for training camp. He’s locked into the Canucks’ top four, so as long as he can stay healthy, Bieksa will once again have the opportunity to be a top-15 scoring option on the backend.

2011-12

Bieksa managed just 22 points (6 G, 16 A) in 2011-12, but salvaged fantasy value by posting a career-best plus-32 rating, while also racking up 73 penalty minutes. Previously considered an offensive-minded defenseman, Bieksa improved his two-way play last season, which resulted in the Canucks rewarding him with a five-year, $23-million deal this summer. As his 66 games played last season indicates, though, Bieksa remains an injury risk. The 30-year-old blueliner will be asked to pick up some of the offensive production left vacant by Christian Erhoff leaving town, so if he can stay healthy, Bieksa will have ample opportunities to rack up points on the Canucks’ top defensive pairing.

2010-11

For the second time in three years, Bieksa missed significant time after suffering a laceration to his leg. After missing two months of action, the 29-year-old was able to return and finish with three goals and 19 assists in 55 games. All looks good health-wise for Bieksa as he enters the 2010-11 campaign, but his role with the Canucks could be reduced after the offseason additions Dan Hamhuis and Keith Ballard. There’s 40-point potential here, but uncertainty surrounding his role should be of some concern when putting together your back end.

2009-10

After a injury-plagued 2007-08 campaign, Bieksa was able to return to form last year, totaling 11 goals and a career-high 32 assists. He'll once again assume a role as one of the Canucks' top blueliners. His ability to supply offense from the back end will keep him on the ice and provide him with plenty of time with the man advantage, so look for another 40-point campaign from the 28-year-old defenseman.

2008-09

Bieksa’s forgettable 2007-08 campaign has soured many potential fantasy owners. A fluke injury to his calf – sliced open by a skate in a game against Nashville – contributed to Bieksa’s failed season. A highly-targeted blueliner in last year’s drafts, Bieksa struggled mightily after sustaining the calf injury. He tried to return from the injury prematurely and wound up with only two goals and 10 assists in 34 games. He reported to camp at full health and is looking to return to his production from the 2006-07 season.

2007-08

Coming from out of nowhere, Bieksa became an integral part of Coach Alain Vigneault's defense-first philosophy. The former fifth-round draft pick brings to the arena a grittiness the team has sorely lacked on the back end by not being afraid to get his nose dirty (as seen by his 134 PIMs in 2006-07). He will see ample time on the power play and should be golden to net similar numbers as last season, which will be good enough to claim elite status in the NHL.

2006-07

Bieksa looks to be headed into a major role with the Canucks in 2006-07. Although he won't be playing top four minutes, his offensive talent will net him some points and is worth keeping an eye on should a top Canuck defender go down with injury.