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Ben Guite

Ben Guite  #40

Right Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: MTL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (172nd overall)

* Played in his first NHL game since Oct. 14 on Thursday vs. Carolina, playing 7:48, tying for a game high with four hits, and winning 5-of-7 face-offs (71%).

* Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL) on Wednesday.
* Started the season with the Predators, going pointless in four games before being assigned to the Admirals on Oct. 17.
* Has 16 points (5g-11a) in 32 games for Milwaukee, including eight points (3g-5a) in his last six outings.
* Has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in business from the University of Maine.
* His father, Pierre, attended Penn, before pursuing a hockey career - he played 377 games in the World Hockey Association and was drafted 26th overall by Detroit in the 1972 Entry Draft.

Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August, 2001. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders with the rights to Bjorn Mellin for Dave Roche, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, September 16, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Bridgeport (AHL), October 10, 2003. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Providence (AHL), September 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 15, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 12, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 14, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 18, 2010. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 8, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower-body injury at St. John's (AHL), December 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Val Pusteria (Italy), October 11, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players