Canucks recall Byron Bitz from Chicago

Friday, 03.02.2012 / 6:07 PM / News
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Canucks recall Byron Bitz from Chicago

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that forward Byron Bitz has been recalled from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Bitz, 27, has played 10 games with the Wolves this season recording three points (1-2-3) and nine penalty minutes. In 87 career NHL games the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has scored nine goals, nine assists (9-9-18) and logged 51 penalty minutes. Bitz has also played five career playoff games recording two points (1-1-2) and two penalty minutes.

Originally selected 107th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by Boston, the 6’4", 215-pound forward signed with Vancouver 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