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Canucks assign Byron Bitz to Chicago

Wednesday, 04.01.2012 / 2:59 PM / News
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Canucks assign Byron Bitz to Chicago

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have assigned right wing Byron Bitz to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Bitz, 27, has recorded 18 points (9-9-18) and 51 penalty minutes in 87 career NHL games with the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. In five playoff games with the Bruins, the 6’5”, 215 lbs. right winger collected two points (1-1-2) and two penalty minutes.

The Saskatoon, SK, native was originally acquired by Vancouver as a free agent on July 25, 2011.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2000-2001 Saskatoon AAA Contacts-SMBHL 40 17 35 52
2001-2002 Saskatoon AAA Contacts-SMHL 41 25 48 73 69
2002-2003 Nanaimo Clippers-BCHL 58 27 46 73 59
2003-2004 Cornell Big Red-ECAC 31 5 16 21 36
2004-2005 Cornell Big Red-ECAC 29 5 10 15 20
2005-2006 Cornell Big Red-ECAC 35 10 18 28 52
2006-2007 Cornell Big Red-ECAC 29 8 16 24 49
2007-2008 Providence Bruins-AHL 61 13 14 27 11 70 4 0
2008-2009 Bruins 35 4 3 7 0 18 0 0 0 31 12.9
2008-2009 Providence Bruins-AHL 37 3 7 10 -7 68 2 0 0
2009-2010 Bruins 45 4 5 9 -9 31 0 0 2 51 7.8
2009-2010 Panthers 7 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 7 14.3
NHL Totals 87 9 9 18 -8 51 0 0 2 89 10.1
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2001-2002 Saskatoon AAA Contacts-SMHL 11 12 10 22 0 9 0.0
2006-2007 Cornell Big Red-ECAC
2007-2008 Providence Bruins-AHL 10 1 1 2 4 6 0 0
2008-2009 Bruins 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 25.0
NHL Totals 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 25.0