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Byron Bitz

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 215 lbs. (98 kg)

Born: July 21, 1984 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Draft: Boston, 4th round (107th overall), 2003 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Cornell

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2008-09 24 BOS NHL 35 4 3 7 0 18 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 31 12.9 45 363 10:22 21 29 42.0 71 15 4 4
2009-10 25 TOT NHL 52 5 6 11 -8 33 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 58 8.6 93 574 11:02 7 11 38.9 83 20 3 4
2009-10 25 BOS NHL 45 4 5 9 -9 31 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 51 7.8 77 493 10:57 7 10 41.2 64 18 1 2
2009-10 25 FLA NHL 7 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 14.3 16 81 11:37 0 1 0.0 19 2 2 2
2011-12 27 VAN NHL 10 1 3 4 2 14 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 16.7 10 105 10:30 0 3 0.0 20 7 5 1
2 yrs BOS NHL 80 8 8 16 -9 49 8 0 0 2 7 1 0 82 9.8 122 855 10:41 28 39 41.8 135 33 5 6
1 yr FLA NHL 7 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 14.3 16 81 11:37 0 1 0.0 19 2 2 2
1 yr VAN NHL 10 1 3 4 2 14 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 16.7 10 105 10:30 0 3 0.0 20 7 5 1
Career NHL 97 10 12 22 -6 65 10 0 0 2 11 1 0 95 10.5 148 1042 10:44 28 43 39.4 174 42 12 9

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 24 Boston Bruins NHL 35 344.1 266 263 50.3 -0.3 207 180 53.5 3.3 4.7 94.9 99.6 51.7 48.3
2009-10 25 2 Teams NHL 52 452 489 48.0 -5.6 338 351 49.1 -4.7 7.4 90.3 97.7 45.3 54.7
2009-10 25 Boston Bruins NHL 45 473.1 387 419 48.0 -6.2 287 305 48.5 -5.6 7.3 89.7 96.9 46.3 53.7
2009-10 25 Florida Panthers NHL 7 71.9 65 70 48.1 -1.0 51 46 52.6 0.9 8.1 94.6 102.7 39.0 61.0
2011-12 27 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 104.1 72 84 46.2 -9.7 52 59 46.8 -10.9 10.0 95.5 105.5 42.4 57.6
2 yrs NHL 45 817.2 653 682 48.9 -3.6 494 485 50.5 -1.8 6.2 91.6 97.8 48.5 51.5
Career NHL 35 993.2 1242 1325 48.4 -4.6 935 941 49.8 -3.3 7.0 91.5 98.5 46.4 53.6

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2008-09 24 BOS NHL 35 3 0.11 0.09 0.20 0.08 0.51 0.89 4 3 7 3 8 1 8 1 0 0.1 0.3 0.5
2009-10 25 TOT NHL 52 4 0.10 0.12 0.21 0.08 0.63 1.12 5 6 11 4 18 0 30 4 -8 0.1 0.4 0.5
2009-10 25 BOS NHL 45 3 0.09 0.11 0.20 0.08 0.69 1.13 4 5 9 4 15 0 28 4 -9 0.0 0.3 0.3
2009-10 25 FLA NHL 7 1 0.14 0.14 0.29 0.11 0.29 1.00 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 0.1 0.1 0.2
2011-12 27 VAN NHL 10 1 0.10 0.30 0.40 0.13 1.40 0.60 1 3 4 1 4 0 2 0 2 0.3 0.2 0.5
2 yrs BOS NHL 80 6 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.08 0.61 1.03 8 8 16 7 23 1 36 5 -9 0.1 0.7 0.7
1 yr FLA NHL 7 1 0.14 0.14 0.29 0.11 0.29 1.00 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 0.1 0.1 0.2
1 yr VAN NHL 10 1 0.10 0.30 0.40 0.13 1.40 0.60 1 3 4 1 4 0 2 0 2 0.3 0.2 0.5
Career NHL 97 9 0.10 0.12 0.23 0.09 0.67 0.98 10 12 22 9 30 1 40 5 -6 0.4 1.0 1.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2008-09 24 BOS NHL 5 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 25.0 8 57 11:27 2 3 40.0 12 3 1 0
2011-12 27 VAN NHL 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2:51 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 6 1 1 2 0 17 1 0 0 0 4 25.0 8 60 10:01 2 3 40.0 12 3 1 0

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 24 Boston Bruins NHL 5 56.0 53 34 60.9 8.0 38 20 65.5 11.3 11.5 78.6 90.1 40.7 59.3
2011-12 27 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 2.8 0 4 0.0 -53.2 0 4 0.0 -51.9 100.0 0.0 100.0
Career NHL 5 58.8 53 38 58.2 5.2 38 24 61.3 7.8 11.5 83.3 94.9 32.4 67.6

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2000-01 16 Saskatoon AAA Contacts SMBHL 40 17 35 52
2001-02 17 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 41 25 48 73 69
2002-03 18 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 58 27 46 73 59
2003-04 19 Cornell Big Red ECAC 31 5 16 21 36 5 0 0 0
2004-05 20 Cornell Big Red ECAC 29 5 10 15 20 2 3 0 0
2005-06 21 Cornell Big Red ECAC 35 10 18 28 52 4 6 0 2
2006-07 22 Cornell Big Red ECAC 29 8 16 24 49 5 3 0 1
2007-08 23 Providence Bruins AHL 61 13 14 27 11 70 9 4 0 2 106 12.3
2008-09 24 Providence Bruins AHL 37 3 7 10 -7 68 1 2 0 0 61 4.9
2011-12 27 Chicago Wolves AHL 24 2 7 9 -4 11 1 1 0 1 27 7.4
Career 3 Seasons AHL 122 18 28 46 0 149 11 7 0 3 194 9.3
Career 1 Season BCHL 58 27 46 73 59
Career 4 Seasons ECAC 124 28 60 88 157 16 12 0 3
Career 1 Season SMBHL 40 17 35 52
Career 1 Season SMHL 41 25 48 73 69

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2001-02 17 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 11 12 10 22 9
2007-08 23 Providence Bruins AHL 10 1 1 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 9 11.1
2011-12 27 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Career 2 Seasons AHL 13 1 2 3 4 8 1 0 0 0 11 9.1
Career 1 Season SMHL 11 12 10 22 9

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 3 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3
Byron Bitz 0.5 0.5 0.5
Jaroslav Svoboda 86.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
Alexander Svitov 80.4 0.5 0.5 0.2
Chris Lindberg 80.1 0.7 0.5 0.3
Jeff Lazaro 77.6 0.8 0.5 0.4
Jean-Francois Jomphe 70.5 0.8 0.5 0.3
Rick Bragnalo 70.4 0.6 0.4 0.2
Patrick Kaleta 69.9 0.6 0.4 0.2
Michal Repik 69.1 0.6 0.4 0.2
Ryan Carter 69.0 0.7 0.6 0.6
Kip Miller 63.8 0.5 0.3 0.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5
Byron Bitz 0.5 0.5 0.5
Everett Sanipass 81.7 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.0
Alexander Svitov 80.4 0.5 0.5 0.2
Chris Lindberg 80.1 0.7 0.5 0.3
Jeff Lazaro 77.6 0.8 0.5 0.4
Michal Repik 69.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.2
Jaroslav Svoboda 64.9 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4
Jean-Francois Jomphe 64.8 0.8 0.5 0.3 -0.1
Rick Bragnalo 63.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 -0.1
Milan Bartovic 63.5 0.7 0.4 0.2
Dave Cameron 62.6 0.5 0.4 0.1

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 3, 2010: Traded to Florida by Boston with Craig Weller and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dennis Seidenberg and Matt Bartkowski, March 3, 2010.

July 26, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 26, 2011.

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