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Canucks Sign Byron Bitz

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed right wing Byron Bitz.

Bitz, 27, has recorded 18 points (9-9-18) and 51 penalty minutes in 87 career NHL games with the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. In five playoff games with the Bruins, the 6’5”, 215 lbs. right winger collected two points (1-1-2) and two penalty minutes.

The Saskatoon, SK, native was originally selected 107th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Welcome to the Canucks, Byron.

Given both of his past NHL affiliations—and Vancouver’s rather awkward recent history along those lines—I think we can assume the Canucks have already fully vetted (and sanitized) the poor guy’s Twitter account for the month of June… wink


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He’s a big dude, used to see him occasionally on campus. I would love to see him take the next step in his game, and Vancouver would be a great place to do it.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 07/26/11 at 08:53 AM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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