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Bruins Re-sign Byron Bitz

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Bitz (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Byron Bitz to a multi-year contract.  Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

In his first NHL season in 2008-09, Bitz notched four goals and three assists in 35 regular season games, and recorded his first NHL multi-point game with a two goal performance against Florida on February 24, 2009.  He also skated in five postseason games for the Bruins and tallied 1-1=2 totals.

He made his NHL debut with the Bruins on January 10, 2009 against the Carolina Hurricanes, notching an assist for his first career NHL point.

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Bitz registered three goals and seven assists in 37 games with the P-Bruins last season. In 61 games with the P- Bruins during the 2007-2008 season, Bitz potted 13 goals and contributed 14 assists. Before joining the P-Bruins in 2007, Bitz played four seasons at Cornell University with 28-60=88 totals and 155 penalty minutes in 124 career games. He graduated from Cornell with a degree in Business in 2007.

The 24-year-old native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was originally drafted by the Bruins in the fourth round (107th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. 
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