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Dustin Byfuglien
Dustin Byfuglien - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Byfuglien in 2013
Born March 27, 1985 (1985-03-27) (age 35)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg; 18 st 8 lb)
Position Defense / Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Chicago Blackhawks
Atlanta Thrashers
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 245th overall, 2003
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2005–present

Dustin Byfuglien (pronounced Buff-lin; born March 27, 1985 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a American professional ice hockey player that is currently a free agent of the National Hockey League (NHL) as a defenseman. He is African American. When he was smaller he moved to Roseau, Minnesota with his mom but decided to move to Chicago to play midget hockey it was there where he was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2003. He won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks for 5 seasons and played 1 season with the Atlanta Thrashers.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

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 Rockford IceHogs AHL 8 2 5 7 25
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
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 81 20 33 53 93
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 66 12 41 53 72
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 43 8 20 28 34
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 20 36 56 86
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 18 27 45 124 4 0 1 1 4
2015–16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 81 19 34 53 119
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 13 39 52 117
2017–18 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 8 37 45 112 17 5 11 16 20
2018–19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 42 4 27 31 69 6 2 6 8 4
NHL totals 869 177 348 525 1094 66 21 29 50 74

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 United States WCH 7th 2 0 1 1 2
Senior totals 2 0 1 1 2



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