Dustin Byfuglien
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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
247 lb (112 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Winnipeg Jets 2011-present
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born (1985-03-27)March 27, 1985,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
NHL Draft 245th overall, 2003
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 2005 – present

Dustin Byfuglien (born March 27, 1985), is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Byfuglien was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, chosen 245th overall in the 8th round. Originally a defenceman at the start of the 2007–2008 season, he was moved to a forward position to give the team a larger body near the net, an experiment which has proven successful.

The forward excelled in his third professional season, earning a recall on November 3 to the Chicago Blackhawks and never returning to the Rockford IceHogs. In eight games with Rockford, Byfuglien had seven points. He had a goal in his first shift with the Blackhawks in the 2007–08 NHL season on November 3 against the St. Louis Blues and recorded his first career hat trick against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 30. He finished tied for fifth on the team with 19 goals and 36 points in his third season with the team, all while making a transition to forward throughout the campaign. He was the first Rockford player to earn the American Hockey League's Player of the Week award in Week 3, when he scored one goal and five assists in four games.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 8 1 1 2 4
2002–03 Prince George Cougars WHL 48 9 28 37 74 5 1 3 4 12
2003–04 Prince George Cougars WHL 66 16 29 45 137
2004–05 Prince George Cougars WHL 64 22 36 58 184
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 53 8 15 23 75 4 1 2 3 4
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 25 3 2 5 24
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 63 16 28 44 146 6 0 2 2 18
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 1 2 3 10
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 67 19 17 36 59
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 15 16 31 81 17 3 6 9 26
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 17 17 34 94 22 11 5 16 20
NHL totals 260 55 54 109 268 39 14 11 25 46

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