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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)

* Played in his first NHL game since Oct. 14 on Thursday vs. Carolina, playing 7:48, tying for a game high with four hits, and winning 5-of-7 face-offs (71%).

* Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL) on Wednesday.
* Started the season with the Predators, going pointless in four games before being assigned to the Admirals on Oct. 17.
* Has 16 points (5g-11a) in 32 games for Milwaukee, including eight points (3g-5a) in his last six outings.
* Has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in business from the University of Maine.
* His father, Pierre, attended Penn, before pursuing a hockey career - he played 377 games in the World Hockey Association and was drafted 26th overall by Detroit in the 1972 Entry Draft.



2008-09 SEASON
- Led the Avalanche in plus/minus rating (+2).
- Won 51.5% of his faceoffs (286-of-555), second only to Paul Stastny among Avs forwards who took at least 500 draws.
- Tallied 12 points (5g/7a) in 50 games.
- Scored all five of his goals (5g/2a) and was +6 in 23 road contests.
- Tied his career high with two assists on Oct. 23 vs. Edmonton.
- Missed 17 games, Nov. 12 to Dec. 16 (ribs).
- Placed on IR, Nov. 22 (retro to Nov. 10) and activated on Dec. 18.
- Was held out on Jan. 6 at Nashville due to illness.
- Matched his season and career high with two points (1g/1a) on Feb. 15 at Detroit.
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