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Ben Guite
Ben Guite
Right Wing
(BEHN GEE-tay)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 17, 1978
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 14, 2009.
Drafted: MTL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (172nd overall)
2008-09: Paced all Colorado skaters in plus/minus rating (+2)… Ranked second among Avalanche forwards in average shorthanded ice time (2:21)… Ranked second on Colorado in face-off efficiency among those taking at least 500 draws (51.5%)… Scored all five of his goals on the road… Missed 18 games due to injury.

CAREER NOTES: Posted career highs in goals (11), assists (11), points (22) and games played (79) with Colorado in 2007-08… Led Colorado forwards in hits (115) and blocked shots (66) in 2007-08. Also tied for sixth among all NHL forwards in blocked shots… Scored his first career playoff goal while shorthanded in Game Six of the 2008 Western Conference Quarterfinals… Scored in his 100th career NHL contest vs. Edmonton on Feb. 24, 2008… Split the 2006-07 season between Colorado and Albany (AHL)… Ranked second on the 2006-07 Avalanche in shorthanded points (1g-1a)… Ranked third on Colorado in face-off efficiency (49.5%)… Was third on the River Rats with 29 points (10g-19a) in 36 games at the time of his final recall to Colorado… Ranked fourth on the 2005-06 Providence Bruins (AHL) in both goals (22) and points (52)… Signed an AHL contract with Providence prior to the 2004-05 season, and helped it advance to the Eastern Conference Finals… Played a team-high 79 games with Bridgeport in 2003-04 after signing an AHL contract with the Sound Tigers on Oct. 13, 2003… Split the 2001-02 season between Bridgeport and Cincinnati… Spent his first professional season with the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks (ECHL) in 2000-01.

AMATEUR: Played four seasons at the University of Maine, amassing 96 points (47g-49a) in 146 games from 1996-2000… The 1999 and 2000 Richard Britt Coaches’ Perseverance Award winner… Led UM in goals (22) and ranked third on the club in points (36) in 1999-2000… Helped the Black Bears win the 1999 NCAA National Championship as a junior… Scored the opening goal of the 1999 title game, a 3-2 victory for Maine over New Hampshire.

BACKGROUND: Nickname “Benny” or “Geets”… Spends his offseason in Denver, Colo… Favorites include France (vacation destination), ribs (food), youtube.com (website), Garth Brooks (musician) and Montreal (NHL city to visit)… Lists New Jersey’s Jay Leach as his best friend in the NHL… His father, Pierre, was selected 26th overall (second round) by Detroit in the 1972 Entry Draft. He played 377 games in the World Hockey Association from 1972-79, amassing 197 points (92g-105a) and 585 penalty minutes… Wife – Kristen.

TRANSACTIONSJuly 14, 2009 – Signed as a free agent by Nashville… July 12, 2006 – Signed as a free agent by Colorado… August 15, 2005 – Signed as a free agent by Boston... September 16, 2003 – Signed as a free agent the N.Y. Rangers... March 19, 2002 – Traded by the N.Y. Islanders, along with Bjorn Mellin, to Anaheim for Dave Roche… August 1, 2001 – Signed as a free agent by N.Y. Islanders… June 21, 1997 – Montreal’s eighth selection (172nd overall, seventh round) in the 1997 Entry Draft.

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36