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Ben Guite
Ben Guite
Center
(GEE - tay)
Number: 28
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 17, 1978
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent, July 12, 2006.
Drafted: MTL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (172nd overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Recorded 11 goals and 11 assists in 79 games during his first full NHL season…Led all Colorado forwards in hits (115) and blocked shots (66)…Tied his career high with two points (1g/1a) and scored the game-winning goal on Nov. 1 vs. Pittsburgh…Shared the team lead with five goals in the month of February…Tallied his first career multi-goal game on Feb. 2 at St. Louis…Logged a personal-high 20:37 of ice time on Feb. 6 at San Jose…Recorded a career-high 15 PIM, including a game misconduct and his first NHL fighting major, Feb. 12 vs. Anaheim…Scored a goal in his 100th NHL game on Feb. 24 at Edmonton. PLAYOFFS: Dressed in all 10 playoff contests, tallying one goal…Appeared in his first NHL playoff game in Game One (CQF) at Minnesota on April 9…Scored a short-handed goal for his first career playoff point in Game Six (CQF) vs. Minnesota on April 19.

CAREER
2006-07:
Began the year with Albany of the American Hockey League before spending the second half of the season in Colorado…Played in 39 games for the Avalanche, tallying three goals and eight assists…Following his third and final recall on Jan. 26, Guite appeared in 36 of Colorado’s final 37 games, including each of the last 19…Finished second on the team with two short-handed points (1g/1a)…Won 49.5% of his faceoffs, third best on the Avalanche…Was first recalled on Jan. 3 and appeared in three games for the Avalanche before being reassigned on Jan. 12…Scored his first NHL goal short-handed on Jan. 9 vs. Detroit (Dominik Hasek)…Was recalled from Albany for the second time on Jan. 17 and sent down after two games on Jan. 20…Recalled for the third and final time on Jan. 26…Notched his first career assist on Feb. 3 vs. Edmonton…Registered his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists on March 1 at Chicago…Had a goal and one assist in the season finale on April 8 vs. Calgary…Recorded 29 points in 36 games (10g/19a) with Albany…Ranked third on the River Rats in scoring at the time of his last recall. 2005-06: Spent the majority of the season with Boston’s AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, where he finished fourth on the team with 52 points (22g/30a) in 73 games…Played in one game with the Boston Bruins, making his NHL debut on Jan. 30 against Ottawa…Was recalled by Boston on Jan. 28 and sent back to Providence on Jan. 31. 2004-05: Signed an AHL contract with Providence on Sept. 28…Had 24 points (9g/15a) in 77 games and added seven points (3g/4a) in 17 playoff games as the AHL Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. 2003-04: Signed an AHL contract with Bridgeport on Oct. 10…Had 24 points (6g/18a) in 79 games. 2002-03: Appeared in 80 games with Cincinnati of the AHL, tallying 13 goals and 29 points. 2001-02: Began the season with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport, recording 30 points in 68 games before his March 19 trade to Anaheim…Finished the year with Anaheim’s AHL affiliate in Cincinnati. 2000-01: Played his first pro season in the ECHL with Tallahassee.

COLLEGE
Played four seasons at the University of Maine…Posted 47 goals and 49 assists for 96 points in 146 career college games…Helped lead Maine to the 1999 NCAA championship as a junior…Scored a goal in the title game against New Hampshire, giving the Black Bears a 1-0 lead en route to a 3-2 overtime victory…Enjoyed his best offensive season as a senior in 1999-2000, compiling 22 goals and 36 points in 40 games.

PERSONAL
Ben and his wife, Kristen, reside in Denver during the summer…Ben’s father, Pierre Guite, played for the Quebec Nordiques and Edmonton Oilers when those teams were members of the World Hockey Association in the 1970’s…Donates his time to several charities, including UNICEF…Actively participates in the Avalanche Player Clinics as well as the “Team Fit” and “Break the Ice” programs…Lists Albert Einstein as the person he would most like to meet…Lists the Boston Red Sox as his favorite non-hockey team…Last name is pronounced GEE-tay.
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