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Blue Jackets Sign Forward Ben Guite

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Ben Guite to a one-year contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Guite (pronounced GEE-tay), 32, was scoreless with four penalty minutes in six games with the Nashville Predators in 2009-10. He also had 8-13-21, 87 penalty minutes and was +3 in 64 games with Milwaukee of the American Hockey League. He added 3-1-4 and six penalty minutes in seven playoff games for the Admirals.

The Montreal, Quebec native has registered 19-26-45 and 97 penalty minutes in 175 career NHL games with Boston, Colorado and Nashville. He set career highs with 11-11-22, 47 penalty minutes and was +1 in 79 games with the Avalanche in 2007-08. In 487 career AHL games with Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Providence, Albany and Milwaukee, he has registered 82-134-216, 425 penalty minutes and a +8 cumulative plus/minus rating. Prior to his professional career, Guite spent four seasons at the University of Maine, where he tallied 47-49-96 and 107 penalty minutes in 146 career games.

The Blue Jackets are commemorating their 10th NHL season in 2010-11. Season tickets as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages are on sale now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com. Information regarding sales of single game tickets for all home games will be announced later this summer.

--CBJ--

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