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Dustin Byfuglien

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Winnipeg Jets

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Jets moved Byfuglien to forward full-time at the start of last season, only to move him back to defense in December and then give him occasional time at forward to cover for injuries. The change paid off -- after recording just nine points over 25 games in the first two ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 260   DOB: 3/27/1985   BORN: Roseau, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 8th Rd, #245 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $7.6 million in February of 2016.

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Byfuglien finished fifth in goals (19) and eighth in points (53) amongst defensemen this campaign.

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Dustin Byfuglien NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 20 25 3 2 5 -6 24 45 6.7 1 0 0 0 0
2006-07 21 9 1 2 3 -2 10 18 5.6 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 22 67 19 17 36 -7 59 163 11.7 4 0 7 0 7
2008-09 23 77 15 16 31 7 81 202 7.4 4 0 14:51 3 3 6 2:44 169 23
2009-10 24 82 17 17 34 -7 94 211 8.1 3 0 16:25 6 5 11 2:43 215 38
2010-11 25 NHL ATL 81 20 33 53 -2 93 347 5.8 6 0 23:18 8 16 24 4:02 140 72
2011-12 26 NHL WPG 66 12 41 53 -8 72 223 5.4 3 0 24:07 4 15 19 3:30 112 57
2012-13 27 NHL WPG 43 8 20 28 -1 34 142 5.6 2 0 24:24 4 6 10 3:35 80 47
2013-14 28 NHL WPG 78 20 36 56 -20 86 256 7.8 1 0 23:05 8 18 26 3:27 213 80
2014-15 29 NHL WPG 69 18 27 45 5 124 209 8.6 3 0 22:41 5 12 17 4:04 203 59
2015-16 30 NHL WPG 81 19 34 53 4 119 247 7.7 6 1 25:12 3 14 17 3:21 222 105
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Dustin Byfuglien – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Right Defenseman
  1. Dustin Byfuglien
  2. Jacob Trouba
  3. Tyler Myers  OUT
  4. Josh Morrissey
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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

25:12

Average Time On Ice

On average, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 25:12.

3:21

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 3:21 during power plays.

2:01

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 2:01 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 23:05 3:27 1:38
2014-15 22:41 4:04 1:16
2015-16 25:12 3:21 2:01

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Dustin Byfuglien
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 29:18 3:41
Apr 7 @SAN 1 3 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 33.3 2 0 25:12 3:22
Apr 5 @ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 6 2 27:31 5:08
Apr 3 MIN 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 27:49 2:41
Apr 1 CHI 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 1 27:54 4:39
Mar 30 OTT 0 0 0 -1 14 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 5 28:22 2:59
Mar 28 @PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 26:35 0:00
Mar 26 @BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 3 26:40 1:31
Mar 24 LOS 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 4 25:39 5:14
Mar 22 VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 24:15 3:50
Mar 20 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 29:12 4:10
Mar 18 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 27:45 5:16
Mar 16 @CGY 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 25:35 2:17
Mar 14 @VAN Did Not Play
Mar 12 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 29:02 4:35
Mar 10 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 19:44 3:17
Mar 8 NAS 0 1 1 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 4 30:11 7:17
Mar 6 EDM 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 8 0.0 3 1 28:15 3:39
Mar 5 MON 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 29:24 4:13
Mar 3 NYI 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 0 27:12 3:43
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Mar 1 FLA 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 24:50 4:18
Feb 27 @PIT 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 3 2 25:54 1:50
Feb 25 @DAL 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 21:28 1:00
Feb 23 DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 28:27 3:52
Feb 20 @FLA 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 0 28:35 2:55
Feb 18 @TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 6 2 30:18 4:15
Feb 16 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 26:35 2:43
Feb 13 @EDM 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 24:45 6:16
Feb 11 BOS 0 1 1 -2 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 26:29 5:31
Feb 9 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 28:20 6:27
Feb 6 @COL 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:09 0:00
Feb 5 CAR 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 24:47 2:27
Feb 2 DAL 1 0 1 -1 6 0 0 0 5 20.0 4 1 25:01 2:56
Jan 26 ARI 2 1 3 3 2 0 1 1 2 100.0 4 2 23:34 3:55
Jan 23 NJD 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 2 27:21 0:10
Jan 21 NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 26:22 4:58
Jan 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 0 26:45 2:30
Jan 15 @MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 27:46 1:59
Jan 14 NAS 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 1 1 20:34 5:23
Jan 12 SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 24:51 2:44
Jan 10 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 25:59 2:39
Jan 7 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 28:33 3:16
Jan 5 @NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 23:17 1:38
Jan 3 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 24:26 3:55
Jan 2 @SAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:57 1:42
Dec 31 @ARI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 27:03 4:39
Dec 29 DET 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 24:20 1:07
Dec 27 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 3 21:46 2:42
Dec 22 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:43 0:19
Dec 21 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 1 2 26:48 5:46
Dec 18 NYR 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 3 27:15 4:05
Dec 15 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 21:00 2:21
Dec 11 @CHI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 21:20 5:05
Dec 10 CLM 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 24:54 2:29
Dec 6 @CHI 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 7 1 24:55 2:49
Dec 5 WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 27:10 6:10
Dec 2 TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 23:37 4:44
Nov 28 @COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 22:26 2:26
Nov 27 @MIN 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 6 16.7 1 2 23:47 2:02
Nov 25 @WAS 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 2 27:51 2:38
Nov 23 COL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 26:03 2:38
Nov 21 ARI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 24:32 5:36
Nov 18 VAN 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 2 23:28 4:46
Nov 16 @STL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 4 1 25:33 6:24
Nov 14 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 10 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:50 4:17
Nov 12 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 4 25:33 5:47
Nov 10 @MIN 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 3 27:25 3:08
Nov 7 PHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 1 25:29 4:05
Nov 5 @OTT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 5 2 28:04 1:23
Nov 4 @TOR 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 4 21:06 1:32
Nov 1 @MON 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 1 22:30 2:47
Oct 31 @CLM 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 23:36 3:06
Oct 29 CHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 23:57 2:54
Oct 27 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 23:22 2:00
Oct 25 MIN 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 19:56 0:57
Oct 23 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 24:28 1:21
Oct 18 STL 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:42 4:57
Oct 16 CGY 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 21:30 4:17
Oct 13 @NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 0 21:24 2:27
Oct 12 @NYI 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 4 25.0 10 3 21:06 3:17
Oct 9 @NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 23:42 3:59
Oct 8 @BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 21:38 0:00

Dustin Byfuglien: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Byfuglien delivered three assists and netted the game-winning goal Thursday night, helping the Jets to a 5-4 win over the Sharks.

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Byfuglien lit the lamp and added two assists against the Blackhawks on Friday.

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Byfuglien lit the lamp, adding a plus-2 rating and four hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Kings.

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As expected, Byfuglien (illness) will return to action Wednesday against the Flames, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Byfuglien (illness) returned to practice Tuesday.

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Byufglien (illness) was not on the ice for pregame warmups and thus can be expected to miss Monday's tilt with the Canucks, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Byfuglien is questionable against Vancouver on Monday with an undisclosed injury.

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Byfuglien (upper body) will draw into the lineup Saturday night against the Avalanche.

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Byfuglien exited Thursday's game in the third period with an upper-body injury, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Byfuglien recored an assist, three shots on goal, four hits and four blocked shots in a whopping 30:11 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Predators.

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Byfuglien tallied a power-play assist, two PIM and three hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders.

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Byfuglien tallied an assist over 28:20 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Blues.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Of all the Jets’ skaters, Byfuglien is probably the hardest to project. He has been a productive fantasy defenseman during his time in Winnipeg, but will reportedly move to forward full-time for the 2014-15 season. He’ll likely play on either the second or third line, although his lack of speed might hinder his ability to play with fleeter guys like Evander Kane and Mark Scheifele. The biggest problem with Byfuglien’s move to forward is that it muddles the team’s power-play units. One would assume that Byfuglien would remain on the point because his big shot is one of his best assets, but there’s no way of determining as much with any certainty. In any event, drafting Byfuglien should be considered something of a risk in 2014-15. His last full season at forward in Chicago resulted in just 17 goals and 17 assists in 82 games, which is 22 points fewer than his total from last season.

2013-14

Eight goals and 20 assists in 43 games last year with a minus-1 rating were par for the course. That's especially encouraging considering Tobias Enstrom (back) only appeared in 22 games last season. The two should pick up where they left off on the power play, making Dusty a top pick on the blue line once again, especially if he's eligible at multiple positions in your fantasy league. 15 goals and 50+ points should offset a sometimes shaky plus/minus, especially if he plays more than 70 games.

2012-13

Overcoming a slow start to the season and then an injury to his knee that sidelined him throughout December and January, Byfuglien cemented himself as one of the league's most dominant blueline-defenseman during the second half of 2011-2012. Throwing out his slow start in October, Buff finished the season with 49 points in 55 games. Now that his legal woes from summer of 2011 are finally behind him, expect "Big Buff" to rack up the hits and shots-on-goal in 2012-2013 much the same way he did last season.

2011-12

Byfuglien hushed critics who said he would not be able to make an impact as a defenseman last year by having the best season of his career with 53 points (20 goals, 33 assists). That said, the blueliner only managed 13 points from the turn of the new year onward. He's still worth being taken high in your 2011-12 fantasy draft, but his teammate Tobias Enstrom might be the better pick just based on consistency.

2010-11

Dustin Byfuglien (Right Wing) As a result of the Chicago Blackhawks decision to dismantle their Stanley Cup championship team of 2010, the Atlanta Thrashers found themselves with playoff standout Dustin Byfuglien. Byfuglien proved he can perform under the spotlight, scoring 11 goals in the ‘Hawks run to the cup (most of them in the final two rounds). Add to that a solid regular season that boasted 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points, and you can see how the Thrashers will benefit from having the grit and physical play of Byfuglien in the other teams crease on either of the top two lines, and the PP. With the loss of Maxim Afinigenov to Russia, and the drop in production from Slava Kozlov and Bryan Little in 2009, big things are expected of Byfuglien. Expect another career year for Dusty with highs in goals (25) and points (40+) as he sets out to prove his ’09 playoff run was not just a fluke. Contract Info Signed through 2011 at $3 Million per season. The deal was finalized in May of 2008

2009-10

): His numbers might not sound like something special - 15 goals and 16 assists - but Byfuglien has proven to be a versatile player after moving up from the blue line to the wing last season. If you're playing in a league where he's still got blue-line eligibility, his fantasy value increases significantly. Byfuglien uses his 6-3, 246-pound frame to camp out in front of opposing netminders and to deliver bone-crushing hits on the opposition. The big fella could reach the 20-goal mark this season as he grows more accustomed to his new role up front, especially if the Hawks continue to work in him with their second power-play unit.

2008-09

Byfuglien is expected to be a winger this season, but he should still maintain his defenseman eligibility in most leagues. If you can slide him into one of the defensive slots on your roster, then look to grab him a little early. Getting forward production out of a defensive slot can help a team catapult to the top of a fantasy league.

2007-08

Byfuglien starts the season with Rockford of the AHL, mainly because he was injured with a pulled muscle in his rib cage. He could see some time with the Hawks later this season.

2006-07

An underrated defenseman who is built like an NFL defensive lineman at 6-foot-3, 254 pounds. the 21-year-old defenseman was impressive in his NHL debut in 2005-06 in 25 games with three goals and a pair of assists. If given a chance and in the right situation could flourish.