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Dustin Byfuglien | Defenseman | #33

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 8 (245) / CHI
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Dustin Byfuglien registered a pair of assists in a 5-0 win over Minnesota in Game 5 on Friday.
Byfuglien also posted a plus-2 rating, three shots, two blocks and four hits in 25:34 of ice time. The veteran rearguard logged nearly three minutes more ice time than any of his teammates, really stepping up his game as the Jets posted the series victory to move on to Round 2 of the postseason. Winnipeg will face either Colorado or Nashville. In case you were wondering, Buff had four assists in four regular-season games with a plus-3 rating and 17 PIMs vs. Colorado, and just one goal and an even rating in four games vs. Nashville. Apr 20 - 10:32 PM

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Dustin Byfuglien has been dishing out some serious hits through two games against the Minnesota Wild.

The Jets defender levelled Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek in Game 1 and he did the same thing to veteran Mikko Koivu in Game 2. Byfuglien finished Friday's game with an assist, a plus-1 rating, 12 penalty minutes (he got a 10-minute misconduct in the final seconds of regulation), three shots on goal, eight hits and three blocked shots in 23:51 of ice time. He seems to have taken his game to another level this postseason. The Jets currently have a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series agains the Wild. Game 3 will be played in Minnesota on Sunday night.
Apr 14 - 10:30 AM

Dustin Byfuglien had a noticeable performance in Game 1 against Minnesota.

Byfuglien earned an assist on Mark Scheifele's power-play goal and he threw some big hits in the contest. He was credited with four hits, five shots and two penalty minutes in 22:36 of ice time.
Apr 12 - 11:07 AM

Dustin Byfuglien will be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Byfuglien sat out Monday's game for some rest. The Jets will continue to sit out players on Tuesday, so Jack Roslovic, Marko Dano and Shawn Matthias will draw into the lineup.
Apr 3 - 5:29 PM

Dustin Byfuglien will not play in Monday's matchup versus Ottawa.

The Jets appear to be resting Byfuglien, as he will be back in the lineup Tuesday against Montreal. Tucker Poolman will suit up against the Senators instead of Byfuglien.
Apr 2 - 12:23 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal in a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Byfuglien's goal scoring prowess has dipped in recent years as he only has seven goals this season. The defenseman came up huge on Saturday, however, scoring the eventual game-winner in the second period. Byfuglien now has seven goals and 42 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 31 - 11:45 PM

Dustin Byfgulien scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Byfuglien's goal at the 6:25 mark of the second period gave the Jets a 3-1 lead at the time. The 32-year-old has five goals and 35 points in 52 games this season. He has accumulated 12 points in his last eight games.
Mar 3 - 9:49 AM

Dustin Byfuglien registered three assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars.

Byfuglien helped set up second-period goals from Nikolaj Ehlers, Toby Enstrom and Mark Scheifele (power play). He finished the night with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal, one hit, one blocked shot and two takeaways in 26:03 of ice time. "(Byfuglien) was outstanding. There were times when he was the best player on the ice," said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. "He can dictate so much with his size and his presence. When he throws his weight around a bit, he seems to find a little bit more ice. He has a great understanding of the game, he reads the game incredibly well." Byfuglien has four goals and 34 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 25 - 10:41 AM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Byfuglien picked up the primary assist on Blake Wheeler's power play goal in the first period (1-0) before scoring the game-tying goal (2-2) in the second frame. The Jets blue liner now has four goals and 30 points in 48 games this season.
Feb 21 - 8:03 AM

Dustin Byfuglien has been handed a $5,000 fine for slashing the Capitals' Jay Beagle.

That incident occurred during Tuesday's contest. Byfuglien has 25 points and 67 penalty minutes in 45 games in 2017-18.

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Byfuglien had a productive night in his 800th career NHL game. He helped set up Jack Roslovich's goal 30 seconds into the first period before adding one of his own less than 7:30 later. The Jets blueliner finished the night with two shots and plus-2 rating in 23:45 of ice time. The 32-year-old has three goals and 23 points in 42 games this season. He managed to put his nine-game goal drought to bed.
Feb 7 - 12:01 AM

Dustin Byfuglien is expected to play Tuesday night despite skipping the morning skate for maintenance.

This will be Byfuglien's 800th career NHL contest. He has contributed four assists in his last nine outings. Byfuglien's defense partner, Toby Enstrom, also missed the morning skate and will play against Arizona.
Feb 6 - 2:25 PM

Dustin Byfuglien may be paired with Josh Morrissey following Jacob Trouba's injury.

Trouba and Morrissey were playing well as a shutdown duo for the Jets. Byfyglien is expected to take on an expanded role with Trouba out for a while due to an ankle problem.
Jan 29 - 10:08 AM

Dustin Byfuglien finally got his first goal of the season on Friday night in a 4-3 win over Buffalo.

Byfuglien opened the scoring with a power-play marker at the 9:27 mark of the first period. He has 16 points in 30 games this season. Byfuglien didn't get a shift during the final 2:50 of the contest when the Jets were protecting a one-goal lead.
Jan 6 - 12:10 PM

Dustin Byfuglien made up for lost time with 25:11 of ice time in Tuesday's overtime loss to Colorado.

Byfuglien missed 10 games with a lower-body injury before making his return to the lineup against Colorado. He had a breakaway chance to win it in the extra session, but came up short. Byfuglien has no goals and 15 assists in 29 matches this season. He was credited with three shots on goal on eight attempts Tuesday night. He also had three hits and two blocks in the game.
Jan 3 - 10:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Paul Stastny
3Bryan Little
4Adam Lowry
5Jack Roslovic
6Matt Hendricks
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Kyle Connor
3Mathieu Perreault
4Andrew Copp
5Shawn Matthias
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Tyler Myers
4Josh Morrissey
5Ben Chiarot
6Joe Morrow
7Dmitry Kulikov
8Toby Enstrom
9Sami Niku
10Tucker Poolman
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Steve Mason
3Michael Hutchinson