Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Anthony Bitetto
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 07/15/1990
AGE: 26
DRAFTED: NSH: 2010-168 overall
CAREER NOTES: Tied for sixth among American Hockey League defensemen in goals (11), and for ninth in power-play goals (6) during his first full season with Milwaukee in 2013-14… Led the Admirals and ranked 16th among blueliners in points (36) in 2013-14… Ranked second among AHL defenders in shooting percentage (11.6) in 2013-14… Notched 10 points (6g-4a) in Milwaukee’s first 10 games of the 2013-14 season… Split his first professional season between Milwaukee and Cincinnati (ECHL) in 2012-13… Did not miss a game during his two-year collegiate career at Northeastern University (Hockey East) from 2010-12, compiling 35 points (7g-28a) in 72 games… Paced all Husky defensemen in points and goals (4g-11a-15pts) during his sophomore season in 2011-12… Ranked seventh among Hockey East defensemen in points (3g-17a-20pts) while tying for eighth in conference rookie scoring as a freshman in 2010-11… Also tied for second among Conference defensemen in power-play points (3g-11a-14pts)… Named to the 2010-11 Hockey East All-Rookie Team… Ranked second on the 2010-11 Huskies in penalty minutes (66)… Recipient of the 2011 Ed Arrington Rookie of the Year Award, given annually to a NU freshman… A 2009-10 All-USHL Second Team selection in his first full season with the Indiana Ice… Ranked fourth among United States Hockey League defensemen in points, third in assists and sixth at the position in goals (11g-29a-40pts) in 2009-10… Tied for first among USHL blueliners in game-winning goals (5), ranked second in shooting percentage (13.6) and tied for sixth at the position in power-play goals (6) in 2009-10… Led the 2009-10 Ice in penalty minutes (99), and paced team d-men in plus/minus rating (+11)… Helped Indiana win the 2009 Clark Cup, dressing for all 13 of the club’s postseason contests… Started the 2008-09 season as captain of Apple Core (EJHL), before joining the Ice in early January… Played 13 years in the Apple Core (N.Y.) development system that has also produced current NHLers Rob Scuderi, Douglas Murray, Mark Eaton and Eric Nystrom… On Twitter @ABitetto7.