Ben Guite (C)
2011-12: enters 12th professional season and his 11th professional team (Worcester)â€¦2010-11: Captain of the Springfield Falconsâ€¦Second on Springfield (AHL) in points and tied for first in plus/minus (plus-12)â€¦Fourth on the team in PIMâ€¦Registered four, three-point gamesâ€¦Posted three assist games on Feb. 18 vs. Manchester and on March 26 at Worcester and his plus-3 in each of those games were his season highâ€¦Posted 10 points (six assists) in 10 games from Feb. 12-27. CAREER 2009-10: Went scoreless with four PIM in six games with Nashvilleâ€¦AHL: A plus-3 in 64 games with Milwaukeeâ€¦Recorded four multi-point gamesâ€¦Playoffs: Added four points (three goals) and six PIM in seven gamesâ€¦ 2008-09: Led the Avalanche in plus/minus (plus-2) and was second in faceoff percentage (51.5)â€¦Scored all five of his goals on the roadâ€¦Missed 18 games due to injuryâ€¦2007-08: A plus-1 with Coloradoâ€¦Led Avalanche forwards in hits (115) and blocked shots (66 â€” T-6th amongst NHL forwards)â€¦ Set career highs in goals, assists, points and games playedâ€¦Played his 100th NHL game and scored a goal Feb. 24 vs. Edmontonâ€¦ Playoffs: A plus-1 in 10 gamesâ€¦Scored his first NHL playoff goal (shorthanded) in WCQF Game 6 vs. Minnesotaâ€¦2006- 07: Ranked third on Colorado in faceoff percentage (49.5)â€¦NHL firsts: point (on an unassisted, shorthanded goal) Jan. 9 vs. Detroit, assist (on Brad Richardsonâ€™s goal) on Feb. 3 vs. Edmonton and multi-point game (two assists) on March 1 at Chicagoâ€¦AHL: A plus-3 in 36 games with Albanyâ€¦2005-06: Made his NHL debut Jan. 30 at Ottawaâ€¦ AHL: Ranked second on Providence in power play goals (10) and fourth in goals and pointsâ€¦Playoffs: Added four points (three assists) and 14 PIM in six playoff gamesâ€¦2004-05: Spent season at Providence (AHL)â€¦Playoffs: Helped the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference Finalâ€¦2003- 04: Led Bridgeport (AHL) in games playedâ€¦2002-03: Recorded 29 points (13 goals) and 44 PIM in 80 games with Cincinnati (AHL)â€¦2001-02: Combined to score 37 points (14 goals) and was plus-17 in 78 games with Bridgeport and Cincinnati (AHL)â€¦2000-01: Played first professional season with Tallahassee (ECHL)â€¦1999- 00: Led Maine (HE) in goals and was third in pointsâ€¦ Won the Richard Britt Coachesâ€™ Perseverance Award for the second consecutive yearâ€¦1998-99: Helped the Black Bears win the National Championship and scored the opening goal in the title gameâ€¦Won the Richard
Britt Coachesâ€™ Perseverance Awardâ€¦1997-98: Posted 18 points (12 assists) and 20 PIM in 32 games with Maineâ€¦1996-97: Registered 14 points (seven goals) and 21 PIM in 34 games with Maine. PERSONAL: â€œBennyâ€ or â€œGuitesâ€ lists these as his favorites: Jack Johnson (musician); â€œThe Godfatherâ€ (movie): â€œThe Officeâ€ (TV show); Montreal Canadiens (NHL team as a youngster); Vancouver (NHL road city); Wayne Gretzky (professional athlete); soccer (sport other than hockey); Original Joeâ€™s (Bay Area restaurant); France (vacation spot); YouTube.com (website); ribs (food); Christmas (holiday); â€œTimeâ€ (magazine); Cribbage (board game); reading (hobby)â€¦first job was working in a bottle factory (â€œI hated itâ€)â€¦most memorable NHL moment is scoring his first goal on Jan. 9. 2007 against Dominik Hasek of the Detroit Red Wingsâ€¦hockey idol growing up was Wayne Gretzkyâ€¦ involved with several charitable causes, including the Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Denverâ€¦hidden talent is that he is a great singerâ€¦if he could meet anyone in the world it would be Albert Einstein (â€œHeâ€™s very intelligent and I like his world viewsâ€)â€¦speaks French and Englishâ€¦most famous person in his cell phone contact list is Joe Sakicâ€¦started skating and playing hockey at age fiveâ€¦wears Bauer skates, size 9.5â€¦father, Pierre Guite, played for the
Quebec Nordiques, the Edmonton Oilers, Michigan Stags, Baltimore Blades, and the Cincinnati Stingers in the WHA.