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Anthony Bitetto

Anthony Bitetto  #83

Nashville Predators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 83 BIRTHDATE: July 15, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Island Park, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: NSH / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (168th overall)    Prospect Bio
-Was called up to the Nashville Predators on January 17, his first career NHL call-up. -Has 19 points (2g-17a) in 38 games this season with the Admirals. -His 19 points put him in the Top 20 among all AHL defensemen. -Tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in goals (11) and for ninth in power-play goals (6) during his first full season with Milwaukee in 2013-14. -Did not miss a game during his two-year collegiate career at Northeastern University (Hockey East) from 2010-11, compiling 35 points (7g-28a) in 72 games. -Played 13 years in the Apple Core (N.Y) development system that also produced current Preds forward Eric Nystrom. -On Twitter: @ABitetto7
Quote of the Day

You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals