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Dustin Byfuglien | Defenseman | #33

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 8 (245) / CHI
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Dustin Byfuglien extended his point streak to six games Thursday night.
He had an assist on Mark Scheifele's goal in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers. Byfuglien has registered one goal and six helpers during his scoring spree. He has 19 points in 30 games now, which ties him for third among defensemen. Dec 9 - 10:14 AM

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Dustin Byfuglien posted perhaps his best game yet during his latest point stretch.

Big Buff posted a goal and an assist during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Detroit. He's now riding a five-game point streak and has points in seven of his last eight. He has two goals and eight points during that span, which gives him three goals and 18 points in 29 games this season.
Dec 7 - 1:20 AM

Dustin Byfuglien scored Winnipeg's only goal in their 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Byfuglien opened the scoring at the 14:46 mark of the first period. Nikolaj Ehlers and Drew Stafford helped set up Winnipeg's only goal. The Jets defenseman finished the game with a minus-1 rating, two shots on goal, five hits and two blocked shots in 23:37 of ice time. Byfuglien now has two goals and 10 assists in 22 games this season.
Nov 25 - 8:52 PM

Dustin Byfuglien reached double digits in assists Wednesday night.

He got his 10th helper of the year in Winnipeg's 3-1 loss to Minnesota. The Jets compiled just 16 shots on goal in the match and Byfuglien was among several players who tied for the game high with two of them.
Nov 24 - 10:05 AM

Dustin Byfuglien scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Byfuglien scored just before the seven minute mark of the second period to cut Philly's lead to 2-1. He finished the game with a minus-1 rating, three shots on goal and three blocked shots in 25:52 of ice time. Byfuglien has 10 points in 19 games and is averaging 28:24 of ice time per game.
Nov 17 - 10:22 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is still looking for his first goal of the season.

"I'm not too worried about it, because sooner or later they'll start going in," Byfuglien said. "I'm just glad we're playing decent hockey as a club. We're not falling way behind. We're doing good things." He has contributed eight assists and 39 shots in 14 games.
Nov 10 - 9:22 AM

Dustin Byfuglien picked up two helpers on Wednesday night in a 5-4 overtime win over Toronto.

He was also credited with seven hits and a plus-2 rating. Byfuglien has four assists in four games this year.
Oct 20 - 10:08 AM

Dustin Byfuglien's lower-body injury isn't considered serious, according to Jets assistant coach Jamie Kompon.

Byfuglien skipped the third period of Friday's preseason win over Edmonton after blocking an Oscar Klefbom shot and mixing it up with Matt Hendricks. "He was just held out for precautionary (reasons) and he should be fine," Kompon said after the game. It sounds like Jets fans and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
Oct 1 - 8:13 AM

Dustin Byfuglien exited Friday's preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers and he will not return.

This is terrible news for the Jets, as Byfuglien is their most important blue liner. It's unclear what caused the injury, but some reporters believe Byfuglien injured his foot after blocking an Oscar Klefbom shot. We'll update his status as soon as more information is made available.
Sep 30 - 10:29 PM

Last season's highest scoring American defender, Dustin Byfuglien, will be scratched for Saturday's match with Team Europe.

Coach John Tortorella has spent the pre-tournament rounds trying to utilize Byfuglien at right wing, much to the defender's dismay. So it's not entirely surprising to see him on the pine. All the same he's annually one of, if not the, highest scoring blue liner the Americans have at their disposal. So the decision deserves at least a mild scratch of the head.
Sep 17 - 1:33 PM

Dustin Byfuglien served as a right winger in Team USA's practice on Tuesday.

Byfuglien in projected to serve on the fourth line alongside David Backes and Justin Abdelkader in Tuesday's exhibition contest against Finland. USA coach John Tortorella explained that he wanted to see America's other six defensemen, so that's why he moved Byfuglien. It will be interesting though to see if America also has Byfuglien play as a forward when the tournament formally starts.
Sep 13 - 2:44 PM

Dustin Byfuglien feels honored to have an "A" back on his jersey for the 2016-17 season.

"It shows that you've done some right things in the way that you've been playing and you've done everything around the room," he said. "It's not my first one, but it's something you can build off and appreciate." Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele were were named alternate captains by the Jets when the team announced Blake Wheeler as the captain last week.
Sep 5 - 11:37 AM

Dustin Byfuglien netted the winner with just 10 seconds left in Thursday's eventual 5-4 win over San Jose.

The tally was his 19th goal and sixth winner of the season. He also picked up a trio of assists during the game, raising his point total up to 53 on the season.
Apr 8 - 1:33 AM

Dustin Byfuglien did a bit of everything in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago.

Byfuglien picked up a goal and two assists with a block, a minor, plus four shots and hits. It'd be tough to find a fantasy owner disappointed in those results. The big defender now has 18 goals and 48 points.
Apr 2 - 1:07 AM

Dustin Byfuglien (flu) is taking part in Wednesday's practice.

Nothing is set in stone, but it seems likely that Byfuglien will end up playing in Wednesday's game against Calgary. He has 16 goals and 44 points in 68 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 1:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Marko Dano
4Adam Lowry
5Kyle Connor
6Andrew Copp
7Nic Petan
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Shawn Matthias
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Josh Morrissey
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Paul Postma
8Jacob Trouba
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson