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Anthony Bitetto | Defenseman | #2

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Northeastern University
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 6 (168) / NAS

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Anthony Bitetto has inked a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Nashville Predators.
Bitetto has appeared in 22 games with the Predators this season. He has produced one goal, two assists, 21 penalty minutes, 25 hits and 23 blocks. Jan 9 - 11:28 AM

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Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bitetto has just one goal and two assists in 19 games this season. It's the second game in a row that he'll watch from the press box. Cody McLeod is also expected to serve as a healthy scratch in this one.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 07:42:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will sit out Monday night's contest against the Boston Bruins as a healthy scratch.

Bitetto only has three points in 15 games this season. He'll sit in the press box alongside Cody McLeod. Ryan Johansen will also sit out as he's day-to-day with an upper body injury.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 07:56:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

Colton Sissons and Roman Josi will both miss the game with undisclosed injuries. Bitetto has suited up in one of Nashville's first two games. He'll continue to be an extra defenseman for the team.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 08:01:00 PM

It looks like Anthony Bitetto will not play in Game 3 against the Penguins.

Peter Laviolette elected to insert P.A. Parenteau and Harry Zolnierczyk into the lineup, and decided against making any changes to his defensive pairings. This means that Anthony Bitetto, Brad Hunt, Vernon Fiddler, Miikka Salomaki, Cody McLeod, Vladislav Kamenev, Marek Mazanec, Petter Granberg will all watch from the press box tonight.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 08:06:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Game 2 against St. Louis on Friday night.

Bitetto hasn't suited up in any of Nashville's playoff games at this point. He had seven assists in 29 games this season. Brad Hunt, P.A. Parenteau and Harry Zolnierczyk will also watch the game from the press box. The Predators enter tonight's game with a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto, Petter Granberg, and Brad Hunt are each scratched in Game 2 against Chicago on Saturday.

Of the three, only Bitetto picked up a modicum of fantasy value as he posted seven assists with 25 PIMs and 43 hits in 29 games. Granberg picked up 10 PIMs and 17 hits in 10 games. Hunt meanwhile managed an assist in three games.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 09:22:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto earned two assists in Thursday's 7-3 win over Dallas.

He has posted seven assists, with no goals, in 28 matches with the Predators this season. It's a new personal high in points for the 26-year-old blueliner.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 11:12:00 AM

Anthony Bitetto will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Islanders.

Bitetto has played in each of Nashville's five games tonight, but Brad Hunt will take his spot in the lineup tonight. Bitetto has no goals and five assists in 27 games this season. Vernon Fiddler and Harry Zolnierczyk will also watch from the press box.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto will suit up on Saturday against Chicago.

He will replace Ryan Ellis in the lineup. It will mark his first game since Feb. 2.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched from Thursday's match with the Avalanche.

Through 18 games this season Bitetto has posted three points with 15 PIMs, 16 blocks and 24 hits while averaging less than 12 minutes per game.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 07:01:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched from Saturday's match with the Wild.

Hunt has yet to dress for the Predators. Bitetto meanwhile has posted three points with 16 blocks and 24 hits in 18 games.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto, Derek Grant and Brad Hunt will each be scratched against the Red Wings on Saturday.

Bitetto has posted three points along with 15 PIMs, 16 blocks, 24 hits over 18 games. Grant meanwhile has a point in six games in a Predators' uniform.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Anthony Bitetto has played in six straight games since returning from his latest injury.

He was forced to miss a total of 33 games because of two separate long-term injuries. "It's more frustrating that I had a good training camp," Bitetto said. "I made the team. I felt like I put myself in a position where I was going to help the team. Then you go out on opening night. ... It was a lot of emotions at first." He is getting more comfortable now and is seeing more ice time than he would usually get because of injuries to P.K. Subban and Roman Josi.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:44:00 AM

Anthony Bitetto has been summoned from his AHL conditioning assignment.

Bitetto only ended up spending a day in the minors. He hasn't played for Nashville since Nov. 29 due to a broken hand.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 06:25:00 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Miikka Salomaki
5Pontus Aberg
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros