Goal-scoring threat Bonis re-signs with Walleye

Toledo, Ohio – The Toledo Walleye announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Kyle Bonis for the 2016-17 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Bonis split the 2015-16 season between the Walleye and the San Diego Gulls of the AHL. In Toledo, the 27-year-old posted 25 points (14g-11a) in 32 games with another 10 points (4g-6a) in 32 contests for the Gulls.

Over two seasons in Toledo, Bonis has scored 50 goals and added 34 assists in 97 games. He has averaged nearly a point-per-game in his ECHL career with a total of 129 points (75g-54a) in 162 games.

His first season (2014-15) was a huge success in Toledo with a single-season Walleye record 36 goals to go along with 23 assists. Bonis added nine more goals to his totals during the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs, including an overtime shorthanded goal in Game 7 of the North Division Semifinals to allow Toledo to advance. The Lindsay, Ontario native finished the 2015 postseason with 15 points (9g-6a) in 21 contests.

In four years at Ferris State University (2009-13), Bonis picked up 77 points (47g-30a) in 136 career games. As a senior in 2012-13, he scored 19 goals, was Second Team for the Senior CLASS Award and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He helped the Bulldogs win a CCHA regular-season championship in the 2011-12 season with a college high 31 points (19g-12a).