| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
219 lb (100 kg)
| NHL Team|
| New York Islanders|
|Born|| February 20 1975,|
Humboldt, SK, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 11th overall, 1993|
|Pro Career||1995 – present|
Witt served as co-captain of the Washington Capitals during the 2001–02 NHL season, along with Steve Konowalchuk. Witt lost his share of the captaincy, when in a player vote (before the 2002–03 NHL season), the Capitals chose Konowalchuk as sole captain. After Konowalchuk's trade to the Avalanche (October 2003), the captaincy remained vacant (until Jeff Halpern was appointed in September 2005).
In August 2005, Witt requested a trade to the Capitals management to a team with a better chance of winning Stanley Cup. But on August 15, 2005, he re-signed with Washington.
Witt is best known for his tough defensive style; in the 2000–01 NHL season, he led the league with 322 hits.
Witt's request for a trade was granted by the Capitals on March 9, 2006, when he was shipped to the Nashville Predators for former Capital Kris Beech and a first-round draft pick. Prior to the trade, he had been with the Capitals organization since being drafted in 1993.
On July 3, 2006, Witt signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders.
Witt wears number 32 with the Islanders. In Washington, he wore number 19.
On July 8, 2008, Witt signed a 2 year, $6 million extension with the New York Islanders, paying $3 million per year.
On February 27, 2009, the NHL suspnded Witt 5 games for an elbow to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Niklas Hagman. On the play, Witt was without a stick and teammate Blake Comeau passed the puck across the ice to him. Unable to catch up to the pass, Witt threw an elbow towards the head of Hagman as he was about to intercept the pass. Hagman suffered a concussion on the play and Witt was given a 5 minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct. The next day he was suspended.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout Witt signed for the English, BNL side, Bracknell Bees. He only played three games for Bracknell before returning home due to a fire at his house. During his three games he scored one goal and got four assists for a total of five points.
|2006–07||New York Islanders||NHL||81||1||13||14||131||5||0||1||1||6|
|2007–08||New York Islanders||NHL||59||2||5||7||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New York Islanders||NHL||65||0||9||9||94||—||—||—||—||—|
|Washington Capitals captains|
| Succeeded by|
|Washington Capitals first-round draft picks|
|Joly • Forsyth • R. Green • Carroll • Picard • Walter • Coulis • Gartner • Veitch • Carpenter • Stevens • Hatcher • Corriveau • Greenlaw • Savage • Kolzig • Slaney • Peake • Halverson • Gonchar • Witt • Allison • Baumgartner • Kharlamov • Church • Elomo • Volchkov • Svejkovsky • Boynton • Beech • Sutherby • Eminger • Semin • Gordon • Fehr • Ovechkin • Schultz • M. Green • Pokulok • Finley • Backstrom • Varlamov • Alzner • Gustafsson • Carlson • Johansson • Kuznetsov • Forsberg • Wilson • Burakowsky • Vrana • Samsonov|
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