Mitch Fritz (LW)
Acquired: Signed a one-year contract with the Lightning on July 1, 2010
Led Norfolk in penalty minutes in 2009-10 … Suffered upper-body injury 01/27/10 at Hartford; returned to lineup 02/05/10 after missing four games … Notched an assist and was named #3 star on 12/29/09 vs. Hershey … Appeared in his 500th professional game on 12/05/09 with Norfolk (AHL) at Hershey … Scored his first Norfolk goal on 11/21/09 at Portland … Recorded his first Admirals point on 11/10/09 vs. Binghamton with an assist … Made his Admirals debut on 10/09/09 vs. Manchester … Assigned by Tampa Bay (NHL) to Norfolk (AHL) on 10/02/09.
2008-09: Made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders on 10/30/08 at Philadelphia … Signed by the New York Islanders on July 3, 2008. 2007-08: Played only 11 regular season and two playoff games with Hartford (AHL) in 2007-08 due to injury. 2006-07: Ranked second on Springfield (AHL) in penalty minutes (144) in 2006-07. 2005-06: Won the Yanick Dupré Memorial Award as the AHL Man of the Year in 2005-06 … Led Springfield in penalty minutes (212) in 2005-06. 2002-03: Recorded his first AHL point/goal on 10/12/02 with Milwaukee versus San Antonio (Wade Flaherty). 2001-02: Led Columbus (ECHL) in penalty minutes with 284. 2000-01: Netted his first pro/ECHL goal on 01/12/01 with Tallahassee versus Mississippi (Chuck Thuss) … Made his AHL debut on 12/08/00 with the Lowell Lock Monsters versus Portland … Recorded his first pro/ECHL point with an assist on 11/12/00 with Tallahassee versus Pensacola … Made his pro/ECHL debut on 11/03/00 with Tallahassee versus South Carolina.