Kevin Francesco Bieksa is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. After a three-year career in the Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Burlington Cougars, Bieksa was awarded a scholarship to Bowling Green State University. He was a one-time All-CCHA honourable mention during his four-year tenure with the Falcons of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in finance, and was a two-time CCHA All-Academic honourable mention in 2003 and 2004. Bieksa represented his country in the 2014 World Hockey Championships in Minsk, Belarus. He was selected as team captain and named 1 of 3 top players for Canada in the tournament. Bieksa represented Canada for the second time in his career at the 2018 Spengler Cup.
About Kevin Bieksa
Known as an aggressive and well-rounded defenseman, he debuted for the Vancouver Canucks in 2004 after being drafted by them in 2001. He became one of Vancouver's top defenders for over a decade before a 2015 trade sent him to the Anaheim Ducks.
He played minor hockey for the Jr. Kings in the OMHA's Niagara District BB-E League.
He played hockey at Bowling Green State University on scholarship.
He was born to Al Bieksa and Angela Lombardo. He married Katie Bieksa in 2007.
He was drafted by Don Cherry of the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the 1998 OHL draft.
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