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Dustin Byfuglien | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
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There are strong arguments for and against putting Winnipeg Jets "rover" Dustin Byfuglien back on defense.
Ultimately, many lean toward keeping him on D rather than at forward, even if there are good arguments both ways (The Score did a great breakdown of that today). The important thing is that Byfuglien is likely to get F/D distinction, making him a pretty unique asset alongside Brent Burns. Sep 13 - 6:14 PM
Source: The Score

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Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien has reportedly been involved in discussions between the Jets and Panthers for the number one pick in this weekend's NHL Draft.

The rumored deal would see Big Buff go to Florida along with the ninth overall selection in the draft in exchange for Florida's number one overall pick. As it stands, the deal is nothing more than one of many unsubstantiated rumors floating around, but we'll pass along the details if it comes to fruition.
Jun 26 - 9:32 PM

Dustin Byfuglien would prefer to start next season back on defense.

He was asked if he expected to start next season as a forward and he said: "I hope not. It's been done before, so it wasn't the end of the world. I just had to go do my job, that's it. I always prefer defense first but whatever they tell me to do, I'll just go do it." Coach Paul Maurice plans to have Byfuglien on the wing again.
Apr 14 - 9:43 AM

The current plan is for Dustin Byfuglien to start the 2014-15 campaign as a forward.

That's coming from head coach Paul Maurice though, who hasn't committed to sticking with the club beyond the 2013-14 campaign. If Maurice decides not to re-sign with the Jets, then the plans surrounding Byfuglien could change.
Apr 13 - 2:20 PM

Dustin Byfuglien won't play again this season because of a muscle tear to his upper-body injury.

The Jets play three times this week to close out their 2013-14 season. Byfuglien will finish the year with 20 goals and 56 points in 78 games. He made a positive transition to forward after starting out on defense and it wouldn't be surprising if he played on the wing again next campaign.
Apr 7 - 1:05 PM

Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday night's game with an upper-body injury.

Byfuglien played 11:04 before departing in the second period. "Day to day," coach Paul Maurice said. "But the extent of it we won't know 'til we get back." Jets return home for Monday's game against the Wild. Byfuglien has 20 goals and 56 points this season.
Apr 6 - 12:04 AM

Dustin Byfuglien is expected to play Saturday night against Carolina.

He missed Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury but looks as he if he will be good to go Saturday night. We would take the chance and activate him.
Mar 22 - 1:24 PM

There's a good chance Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) will be able to return on Saturday.

Byfuglien will participate in the Jets' Saturday morning skate before a final determination will be made. Winnipeg is desperately trying to stay in the playoff race, so it seems likely that Byfuglien will end up playing if it's at all possible.
Mar 21 - 3:58 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is out with a lower-body injury.

Byfuglien will miss Wednesday's contest at the least and he's day-to-day beyond that. He has 19 goals and 52 points in 70 games this season. Meanwhile the Jets are trying to hold onto what little hope they have in the battle for a playoff spot.
Mar 19 - 2:52 PM

Dustin Byfuglien wasn't on the bench for the final 10 minutes of Sunday's game, but he's expected to play Monday night.

He was held out as a precaution after he recorded two goals and an assist in a 7-2 win over Dallas. Byfuglien has generated six goals and two assists in his last five contests.
Mar 17 - 3:40 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals in Winnipeg's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Monday night.

Byfuglien's two goals in the second period gave his team a 2-1 lead, but it wasn't enough for the Jets. He now has four points in his last two games and 16 goals with 32 assists overall in 66 games this season. Bryan Little assisted both goals in the loss.
Mar 11 - 3:59 AM

Dustin Byfuglien notched a goal and an assist in the Jets' 5-3 loss to the Senators on Saturday evening.

Byfuglien finished a minus one, but he had six shots and three hits as well. He has 14 goals and 45 points this season. Bryan Little and Tobias Enstrom were the goal scorers for Winnipeg. Enstrom finished with a game-high seven shots on net.
Mar 8 - 6:12 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal for Winnipeg in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Capitals.

The goal was his first in six games and just his second point over that span. Though coach Paul Maurice is fond of using Big Buff as a forward, his fantasy owners might prefer to see him serve as a blueliner, where his ice time wasn't so limited. Bryan Little also found the back of the net for Winnipeg in the loss.
Feb 6 - 10:42 PM

Coach Paul Maurice has liked Dustin Byfuglien's body of work at forward.

"He's been a forward for a long time. I like the way he's playing," said Winnipeg's new bench boss. "I really like the way he's into the game on the bench. He's finishing checks. He's engaged in what he's doing. He doesn't at all look like a player who's waiting for this experiment not to work and, 'I'm going back to where I want to.'" Maurice added that, "Until he makes us a better team by going on defense, then he stays there right now." Byfuglien will be looking to contribute more offensively though, as he has a goal and an assist in his last six games.
Jan 31 - 6:07 AM

Dustin Byfuglien has been playing some defense during his time at forward.

Coach Paul Maurice has used Byfuglien on the back end during power plays and four-on-four situations. He has fit in nicely on the wing and it doesn't look like he's heading back to full-time defense duty anytime soon.
Jan 27 - 9:22 AM

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C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
5John Albert
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Eric Tangradi
4Chris Thorburn
5T.J. Galiardi
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson