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Dustin Byfuglien | Defenseman | #33

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 8 (245) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Dustin Byfuglien is projected to see less ice time in 2017-18.
Byfuglien averaged a league-leading 27:26 of playing time per game last season. The Jets were missing plenty of defenders, mostly due to injuries, so Byfuglien had to take on more ice time. If Jacob Trouba, Josh Morrissey, Toby Enstrom, Tyler Myers and Dmitry Kulikov can stay healthy then there won't be as much pressure on Byfuglien and he can get a breather during penalty kill situations. Sep 18 - 10:06 AM

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Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is hoping his team will go a lot further than they went last year.

That shouldn't be too difficult considering the Jets didn't make the playoffs last year. "Every season you get to start from zero," Byfuglien said. "All you've got to do is just go out there, work hard and you build your own luck. You start from zero at the beginning of the season and just keep building to see how far you can go. We're hoping and planning that this year it's a lot further than we've gone [in recent seasons]." If the Jets make the playoffs, Byfuglien will be one of the big reasons why. He had 51 points in 76 games last season.
Aug 15 - 7:24 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-3 OT win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Byfuglien picked up the only assist on Joel Armia's first-period goal, he scored the game-tying goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation and he helped set up Mark Scheifele's game-winning marker in the extra frame. The Jets defenseman finished the game with a plus-2 rating and six shots on goal in 29:53 of ice time. Byfuglien has 13 goals and 51 points in 76 games. He continues to be one of the top offensive defensemen in the game.
Mar 30 - 11:46 PM

Dustin Byfuglien will return to the lineup from a lower-body injury on Tuesday night.

He is projected to be paired with Julian Melchiori after missing the last two games. Byfuglien has racked up 12 goals, 48 points and 103 penalty minutes in 74 games this season. Get him back in your lineup.
Mar 28 - 1:02 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) will not play Sunday night against the Canucks.

He is still nursing a lower-body injury and won't be able to suit up for Sunday's contest. Consider Big Buff day-to-day.
Mar 26 - 12:55 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is dealing with a lower-body injury.

He was injured during Thursday's game against the Kings after he collided with Jeff Carter, and he was unable to suit up in Friday night's tilt against the Ducks. Byfuglien is considered day-to-day for now. With Winnipeg all but eliminated from playoff contention, there's no point in them rushing him back into the lineup.
Mar 25 - 9:52 AM

Dustin Byfuglien won't play against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

He hit the ice for the pre-game warmup, but he obviously wasn't feeling good enough to suit up. Byfuglien left Thursday's game against Los Angeles after he collided with Jeff Carter. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 24 - 10:01 PM

Dustin Byfuglien had to leave the Jets' tilt with Los Angeles with an apparent injury.

Byfuglien left the game late in the third period with an undisclosed injury following a collision with Kings' forward Jeff Carter. It was not before he picked up an assist in the game. The hulking blue-liner has 48 points in 74 games played.
Mar 24 - 4:48 AM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Jets had 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 leads in the first period, but they let it slip away by allowing five unanswered goals in the second and third periods. Byfuglien has now picked up at least one point in eight of his last nine contests. He has 10 goals and 35 assists in 68 games this season. Byfuglien finished tonight's game with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 27:38 of ice time.
Mar 8 - 11:56 PM

Dustin Byfuglien potted his ninth goal of the year on Sunday.

He opened the scoring in a 3-2 win over Ottawa. Byfuglien has two goals and one assist over a three-game point streak. Through 62 games the rover-extraordinaire has 38 points.
Feb 19 - 9:27 PM

Dustin Byfuglien picked his 29th assist of the season during Saturday's 3-1 win over Montreal.

Mark it now 37 points in 61 games this season. He appears well in position to perhaps for his fifth 50-point season.
Feb 18 - 7:12 PM

Dustin Byfuglien added a helper to his ledger in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche.

Through 55 games this season Big Buff now has 27 assists and 34 points. Not too shabby for the Jets' top blue liner.
Feb 4 - 6:15 PM

Dustin Byfuglien collected his second straight two-point game during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.

Big Buff picked up his second consecutive game with a pair of helpers. Through 49 games this season he has picked seven goals and 30 points thus far.
Jan 21 - 7:38 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Nic Petan
5Michael Sgarbossa
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Andrew Copp
4Matt Hendricks
5Shawn Matthias
6Kyle Connor
7Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
5Buddy Robinson
6J.C. Lipon
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Josh Morrissey
4Tyler Myers
5Dmitry Kulikov
6Toby Enstrom
7Ben Chiarot
8Julian Melchiori
G1Steve Mason
2Connor Hellebuyck
3Michael Hutchinson