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04 January 2012

Bitz Assigned to Wolves

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned right wing Byron Bitz (BIHTZ) to the Chicago Wolves.

The Vancouver Canucks have assigned right wing Byron Bitz (BIHTZ) to the Chicago Wolves.

BITZ has not appeared in any games since the 2009-10 season due to injuries. He split the 2009-10 campaign between the National Hockey League’s Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers, posting 5 goals, 11 points, and 33 penalty minutes in 52 contests.

Overall, the 27-year-old forward has tallied 9 goals, 9 assists, 18 points, and 51 penalty minutes in 87 career NHL contests with Boston and Florida spanning two seasons (2008-10).

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native has also notched 16 goals, 37 points, and 138 penalty minutes in 98 career American Hockey League tilts with the Providence Bruins from 2007-09.

BITZ will join the Wolves when they face the Peoria Rivermen in an Illinois Lottery Cup matchup at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Carver Arena. For more information or to buy tickets to Wolves home games, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.



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