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Dustin Byfuglien
Dustin Byfuglien
Left Wing
(BUHF-lihn)
Number: 33
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 265
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 27, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Hometown: Roseau, MN, United States
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Drafted: CHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 8th (245th overall)
CAREER:

2008-09: Shared seventh on the club with 15 goals and finished 11th with 31 points in a career-high 77 regular-season games … Led team forwards and ranked second overall with 169 hits … Ranked third on the squad with 202 shots, which includes posting at least one over his final 35 regular-season contests … Registered nine points (3G, 6A) in 17 games during his Stanley Cup Playoff debut … Tied for the NHL lead with 78 hits at the end of the conference finals ... Recorded a career-high four points (2G, 2A) on Dec. 28 at Minnesota to help lift the Blackhawks to their franchise-record ninth straight win ... Netted Chicago’s only penalty shot goal of the season on April 11 at Detroit, becoming the first Blackhawks player in over 32 years to post a game-winning penalty shot goal (Cliff Koroll, Oct. 24, 1976).

2007-08:  Ranked fifth on the Blackhawks with 19 goals and shared fifth with 36 points in 67 games … Tied for second on the squad with seven power-play tallies and four game-winners … Notched points in a season-high three-straight games from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, collecting six points (four goals, two assists) … Netted consecutive power-play game-winning goals March 4 at Minnesota and March 5 against Anaheim … Posted a career-high 11 shots on goal, one shy of matching a franchise record, Feb. 6 at Edmonton … Logged a season-high 25:27 in ice time Jan. 8 at Montreal … Recorded his first-career hat trick, tying the team record for goals in a game by a blueliner, in a span of 5:29 in the first period against Phoenix Nov. 30 … Posted a career-high four points Nov. 30 … Assigned to Rockford (AHL) Oct. 3 and registered seven points (two goals, five assists) in eight games before being recalled Nov. 3.

2006-07: Appeared in 9 games for the Blackhawks, tallying 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) … Appeared in 63 games with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL), tallying 44 points (16 goals, 28 assists) … Missed 9 games due to injury from Nov. 24 to Dec. 10 … Set a Norfolk franchise record for shots in a single season with 241 … Named to the Second-Team AHL All-Star … Scored 2 goals in the Admirals home opener vs. Hershey on Oct. 13 … Had a 5-game scoring streak (2 goals, 4 assists) from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23 … Named to the Planet USA AHL All-Star team on Jan. 9 … Won the CCM Vector Hardest Shot event at the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 28, with a slap shot clocked at 98.7 mph … Scored the game-winning goal 3 times in a 4-game stretch, one in overtime on Jan. 21 at Philadelphia … Appeared in his 100th AHL contest on March 4 at Portland … Had a 6-game scoring and assist streak (1 goal, 6 assists) from March 17 to 31.

2005-06: Appeared in 25 games for the Blackhawks recording 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists), 45 shots and 40 hits ... Made his NHL debut on March 1 vs. Nashville and scored his first career goal, the game-winner, in a 3-0 win ... Registered 8 goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 53 games played for Norfolk ... Appeared in 4 playoff games for the Admirals tallying 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points.

2004-05: Surpassed 20 goals for the first time in junior career with 22 tallies (Had 16 in 2003-04) ... Added 36 assists to total a career-high 58 points in 64 games played ... Logged a career-high 184 penalty minutes ... Named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for December.

2003-04: Recorded 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) and 137 penalty minutes in 66 games played for Prince George.

2002-03: Appeared in 48 games for Prince George of the WHL tallying 9 goals and 28 assists for 37 points to go along with 74 penalty minutes ... Skated in 5 playoff games for Prince George recording 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 12 penalty minutes ... Skated in 8 games for Brandon of the WHL collecting 1 goal and 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes.

2001-02: Played 52 games for the Chicago Mission of the MAHL recording 62 points (32 goals, 30 assists).

PERSONAL

Nickname is Buff … Summer is his favorite season … Prefers deep dish pizza over thin crust … His favorite cereal is Honeycombs and favorite ice cream is chocolate … Lists his favorite hockey moment as his NHL debut and his most embarrassing moment as when he scored a goal in his own net … Childhood nickname was Bubba and has 3 siblings, 2 sisters and 1 brother.