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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.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33