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Dustin Byfuglien

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Winnipeg Jets

2014-15 NHL Stats

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18

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27

PP Pts

17

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5

PIM

124

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: Minneapolis, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 8th Rd, #245 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year, $26 million contract with the Jets in February 2011.

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Byfuglien played with a dislocated rib in the Jets' playoff series against the Ducks, 680 CJOB Sports reports.

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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 Proj 30 NHL WPG 72 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Dustin Byfuglien

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Dustin Byfuglien – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Right Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

22:41

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 22:41.

4:04

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 4:04 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 24:24 3:35
2013-14 23:05 3:27
2014-15 22:41 4:04

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Dustin Byfuglien 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 22 ANH 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 5 1 25:52 3:43
Apr 20 ANH 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 1 21:27 3:53
Apr 18 at ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 1 23:51 4:51
Apr 16 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 20:51 3:05
Apr 11 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 24:39 4:58
Apr 9 at COL Did Not Play
Apr 7 at STL Did Not Play
Apr 6 at MIN Did Not Play
Apr 4 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 31 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 20:46 2:22
Mar 29 CHI 2 0 2 -1 2 2 0 0 5 40.0 4 1 22:09 4:46
Mar 26 MON 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 18:29 0:46
Mar 24 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar 23 at EDM Did Not Play
Mar 21 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 19 STL Did Not Play
Mar 17 SJ Did Not Play
Mar 14 at TB Did Not Play
Mar 12 at FLA Did Not Play
Mar 10 at STL Did Not Play
Mar 7 at NSH Did Not Play
Mar 4 OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 13:18 1:35
Mar 1 LA 0 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:12 0:00
Feb 26 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 1 21:26 2:53
Feb 24 DAL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 19:55 2:53
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Feb 21 at TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 1 23:25 5:27
Feb 19 at WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 21:37 3:56
Feb 16 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 6 0 25:54 2:19
Feb 14 at DET 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 2 1 27:33 5:48
Feb 12 at NSH 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 24:45 6:33
Feb 10 MIN 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 23:58 5:05
Feb 8 COL 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 6 16.7 2 0 18:20 4:16
Feb 6 CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 0 19:02 1:24
Feb 3 at VAN 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 18:49 2:31
Feb 2 at CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:29 2:49
Jan 31 DAL 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 18:58 1:17
Jan 29 at PHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 4 1 28:33 6:00
Jan 27 at PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 22:34 0:00
Jan 21 CLS 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 22:40 2:57
Jan 18 ARI 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 2 27:33 3:50
Jan 16 at CHI 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 5 27:39 3:41
Jan 15 at DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 24:02 3:08
Jan 13 FLA 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 40.0 0 0 25:37 3:36
Jan 11 at ANH 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 28:31 5:35
Jan 10 at LA 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 0 4 0.0 5 1 29:51 2:16
Jan 8 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 29:18 7:37
Jan 5 SJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 1 29:19 3:08
Jan 3 TOR 1 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 1 23:51 4:47
Dec 31 NYI 0 0 0 -2 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 5 27:35 6:40
Dec 29 MIN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 6 27:17 3:35
Dec 27 at MIN 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 27:36 4:38
Dec 23 at CHI 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 5 0 28:25 2:06
Dec 21 PHI 1 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 5 7 26:53 1:27
Dec 19 BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 27:04 4:44
Dec 16 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 23:32 5:31
Dec 13 ANH 0 1 1 -3 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 2 1 26:55 3:57
Dec 11 at COL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 2 29:58 6:41
Dec 9 at DAL 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 3 23:25 3:58
Dec 7 ANH 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 6 16.7 4 0 28:08 6:01
Dec 5 COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 4 0 26:24 4:13
Dec 3 EDM 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 0 20:03 0:00
Nov 28 at BOS 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 1 0 24:06 6:24
Nov 26 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 17:02 2:45
Nov 25 at CLS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:32 3:14
Nov 23 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:53 1:20
Nov 20 DET 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 21:24 4:22
Nov 18 NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:46 6:31
Nov 16 at MIN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 23:17 10:25
Nov 15 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:43 0:00
Nov 13 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:58 3:34
Nov 11 at MON 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 7 1 20:18 3:59
Nov 8 at OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 0 20:27 2:59
Nov 6 PIT 0 0 0 -1 12 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 1 21:39 6:00
Nov 4 NSH 0 1 1 -1 4 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 0 19:58 3:35
Nov 2 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 15:58 2:34
Nov 1 at NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 23:03 4:54
Oct 30 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 20:21 3:03
Oct 28 at NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 17:10 2:11
Oct 26 COL 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 8 1 20:30 5:05
Oct 24 TB 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 20:49 3:31
Oct 21 CAR 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 0 19:29 7:19
Oct 19 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 20:05 3:29
Oct 17 NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 20:02 5:11
Oct 12 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 0 20:44 2:28
Oct 11 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 16 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 13:28 3:22
Oct 9 at ARI 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 19:19 5:22

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

Byfuglien supplied a power-play assist in Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Ducks.

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Byfuglien has completed his four-game suspension and will be eligible to return to the Jets' lineup Saturday against the Flames.

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Byfuglien was handed a four-game suspension Thursday for his illegal cross-check on the Rangers' J.T. Miller during Tuesday's game.

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Byfuglien will have a phone hearing Thursday morning with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his illegal cross-check on the Rangers' J.T. Miller during Tuesday's game, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

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Byfuglien potted two power-play goals and collected two PIM and four hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks.

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Byfuglien (upper body) will return to the Jets' lineup Thursday against the Canadiens, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Byfuglien (upper body) is not slated to play on the Jets' two-game road trip, which starts Monday against the Oilers, reports Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun.

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Byfuglien (upper body) wasn't on the ice for the Jets' morning skate and appears to be out for Saturday's game against the Capitals, Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Coach Paul Maurice said that Byfuglien (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Blues, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports.

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Byfuglien (upper body) participated in Wednesday's practice.

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Byfuglien (upper body) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups, so it appears he'll sit out Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

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Byfuglien (upper body) looked good at morning skate, but Jets coach Paul Maurice said the blueliner will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Sharks, TSN's Sara Orlesky reports.

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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.