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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 was able to get on the board, but the Winnipeg Jets fell 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings in overtime on Saturday.
Byfuglien collected his seventh goal of 2016-17 while enjoying a busy game overall: two PIM, three SOG, three hits and four blocked shots in 27:18 TOI. It's been a somewhat disappointing season for the big defenseman, yet he still knows how to fill up a stat sheet like few others when he's on his game. Jan 15 - 2:53 AM

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Dustin Byfuglien had a lot to get off his chest during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres

He picked up 18 PIMs in the game, 16 of which came after the final buzzer in a scuffle with Sabres netminder Robin Lehner. Byfuglien was tagged with unsportsmanlike conduct, cross-checking and roughing minors along with a game misconduct for the effort. He now has five goals with 24 points and 62 PIMs in 42 games.
Jan 7 - 4:28 PM

Dustin Byfuglien and Josh Morrissey will make up the Jets' top pairing.

"There’s a nice match there, some pressure off (Morrissey) in terms of point production and certainly the scrums in front of the net are a little quieter,"said head coach Paul Maurice. "They’re a real good pair." Morrissey's average ice time should climb from the 18:40 it's at right now.
Jan 7 - 10:11 AM

Dustin Byfuglien put up another point for the Jets as they fell to the Blue Jackets 5-3 on Thursday night.

The big defender now has 19 points and 23 points in 38 games so far this season. It may not be quite the production expected of him, but Byfuglien is well on his way to his sixth 40+ point season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:26:00 AM

Dustin Byfuglien continues to be productive offensively.

He had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over the Panthers and he's now put up three goals and eight assists in his last 12 games. Byfuglien also gets a lot of ice time, which makes him one of the better fantasy options at his position. He's averaging 27:45 of ice time this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Florida Panthers.

Byfuglien opened the scoring with 11 seconds remaining in the first period. He also assisted on Bryan Little's game-tying goal in the third period. Mathieu Perreault netted the game-winning goal in the shootout to give the Jets the win. Byfuglien has four goals and 17 assists in 33 games this season.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Dustin Byfuglien didn't skate Thursday morning, but will still play against Florida, per coach Paul Maurice.

This is just an FYI in case you heard he didn't skate and were wondering if that would impact his availability. He has three goals and 19 points in 32 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:22:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 10:14:00 AM

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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:20:00 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.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:52:00 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.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 10:05:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:22:00 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.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 09:22:00 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.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 10:08:00 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.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:13:00 AM

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
4Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Drew Stafford
4Joel Armia
5Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Josh Morrissey
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Julian Melchiori
8Paul Postma
9Jacob Trouba
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson
3Ondrej Pavelec