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Dustin Byfuglien

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Winnipeg Jets

2013-14 NHL Stats

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20

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36

PP Pts

26

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-20

PIM

86

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Of all the Jets players, 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 for the 2014-15 season. He’ll likely play on either the second or third line, although his lack...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 265   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 Atlanta in February of 2011.

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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 Proj 29 NHL WPG 77 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Dustin Byfuglien

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Dustin Byfuglien – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Right Wing

Time On Ice Stats

23:05

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 23:05.

3:27

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Dustin Byfuglien was on the ice for 3:27 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 24:07 3:30
2012-13 24:24 3:35
2013-14 23:05 3:27

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Dustin Byfuglien 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 11 at CGY Did Not Play
Apr 10 BOS Did Not Play
Apr 7 MIN Did Not Play
Apr 5 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 11:04 1:09
Apr 3 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 19:07 4:22
Apr 1 at PHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 20:17 1:06
Mar 31 at ANH 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 4 0 19:31 3:11
Mar 29 at LA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:22 3:44
Mar 27 at SJ 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 3 0 20:59 4:48
Mar 24 at DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 21:10 3:10
Mar 22 CAR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 0 19:32 2:53
Mar 19 COL Did Not Play
Mar 17 at STL 0 0 0 -1 14 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 18:49 1:03
Mar 16 DAL 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 7 28.6 1 1 16:00 4:33
Mar 14 NYR 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 20:22 4:58
Mar 12 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 1 21:54 4:38
Mar 10 at COL 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 66.7 2 0 18:31 0:23
Mar 8 OTT 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 6 16.7 3 0 22:26 8:47
Mar 6 LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 18:13 0:52
Mar 4 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 22:27 6:04
Mar 1 at NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:52 1:47
Feb 27 PHO 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 17:32 4:14
Feb 8 at STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 2 1 18:57 4:17
Feb 6 at WAS 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 0 6 16.7 6 0 17:23 1:34
Feb 4 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 14:13 0:00
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Feb 2 at MON 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 10 0 17:26 2:03
Jan 31 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 0 16:49 4:27
Jan 28 NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 7 0 17:46 2:15
Jan 26 at CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 8 1 19:30 2:00
Jan 25 TOR 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 50.0 5 1 18:49 3:12
Jan 23 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 18:47 3:31
Jan 21 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 0 17:53 0:53
Jan 18 EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 22:04 6:52
Jan 16 at CGY 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 1 19:55 3:50
Jan 13 PHO 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 2 0 20:11 8:43
Jan 11 CLS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 1 17:31 4:21
Jan 7 TB 1 1 2 -2 4 1 1 0 2 50.0 3 0 21:44 3:44
Jan 5 at PIT 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:44 3:07
Jan 4 at BOS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 2 3 24:22 3:53
Jan 2 at OTT 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 21:01 0:00
Dec 31 BUF 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 21:39 3:14
Dec 29 at COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 24:44 2:21
Dec 27 MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 2 25:24 1:49
Dec 23 at EDM 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 23:25 4:27
Dec 22 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 25:38 1:44
Dec 20 FLA 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 3 0 25:34 2:39
Dec 17 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 23:41 0:56
Dec 16 at CLS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 0 0 27:31 3:57
Dec 14 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 3 2 27:49 2:48
Dec 12 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 5 1 29:29 6:21
Dec 10 STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 4 28:49 3:53
Dec 7 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 26:14 3:17
Dec 5 at FLA 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 24:09 1:10
Dec 2 at NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 28:38 2:42
Nov 29 at PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 2 27:24 6:30
Nov 27 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 25:42 1:57
Nov 25 at NJ 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:18 2:18
Nov 23 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 4 26:46 2:50
Nov 21 CHI 1 1 2 -1 2 1 1 0 6 16.7 2 0 28:20 3:59
Nov 18 CGY 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 28:53 4:47
Nov 17 at MIN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 2 27:13 1:47
Nov 15 PHI 2 0 2 -1 0 2 0 0 3 66.7 1 2 31:29 5:18
Nov 12 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 26:07 3:17
Nov 10 SJ 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 2 26:58 3:01
Nov 8 NSH 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 24:27 3:33
Nov 6 at CHI 0 1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 2 26:20 2:01
Nov 4 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 26:41 5:24
Nov 2 CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 24:31 0:21
Oct 29 at STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 3 1 26:35 5:23
Oct 27 at COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 25:44 5:59
Oct 26 at DAL 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 6 28:52 2:52
Oct 24 at NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 3 2 30:19 5:12
Oct 22 WAS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 26:20 3:14
Oct 20 NSH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 3 1 27:18 3:27
Oct 18 STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 31:37 2:40
Oct 15 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 3 28:03 3:57
Oct 13 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 25:36 5:29
Oct 11 DAL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 3 1 24:41 4:28
Oct 10 at MIN 0 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 23:46 5:05
Oct 6 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 24:44 3:34
Oct 4 LA 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 2 23:52 6:09
Oct 1 at EDM 0 3 3 1 6 0 1 0 2 0.0 5 4 24:09 3:30

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

Byfuglien (upper body) was not present at Monday's morning skate, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

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Byfuglien left Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, the Canadian Press reports.

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Byfuglien assisted on Blake Wheeler's third-period power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to the Kings on Saturday.

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Byfuglien (lower body) is expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes, according to a report by TSN's Sara Orlesky.

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Byfuglien (lower body) is expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Byfuglien (lower body) won't play Wednesday against the Avs.

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Byfuglien (lower body) did not participate in Wednesday's morning skate, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Byfuglien (lower body) ended up playing Monday vs. the Blues, seeing 18:49 worth of ice time.

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Byfuglien (lower body) is a game-time decision for Monday's matchup against the Blues, the Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe reports.

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Byfuglien scored two goals -- one on a a power play -- and had an assist against the Stars on Sunday. He was also plus-3 and had seven shots on goal.

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Byfuglien scored his 17th goal of the season during Winnipeg's 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday.

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Byfuglien lit the lamp twice, including a power-play goal, against the Avalanche on Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.