Ben Guite (C)
2011-12: enters 12th professional season and his 11th professional team (Worcester)…2010-11: Captain of the Springfield Falcons…Second on Springfield (AHL) in points and tied for first in plus/minus (plus-12)…Fourth on the team in PIM…Registered four, three-point games…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 high…Posted 10 points (six assists) in 10 games from Feb. 12-27. CAREER 2009-10: Went scoreless with four PIM in six games with Nashville…AHL: A plus-3 in 64 games with Milwaukee…Recorded four multi-point games…Playoffs: Added four points (three goals) and six PIM in seven games… 2008-09: Led the Avalanche in plus/minus (plus-2) and was second in faceoff percentage (51.5)…Scored all five of his goals on the road…Missed 18 games due to injury…2007-08: A plus-1 with Colorado…Led Avalanche forwards in hits (115) and blocked shots (66 — T-6th amongst NHL forwards)… Set career highs in goals, assists, points and games played…Played his 100th NHL game and scored a goal Feb. 24 vs. Edmonton… Playoffs: A plus-1 in 10 games…Scored his first NHL playoff goal (shorthanded) in WCQF Game 6 vs. Minnesota…2006- 07: Ranked third on Colorado in faceoff percentage (49.5)…NHL firsts: point (on an unassisted, shorthanded goal) Jan. 9 vs. Detroit, assist (on Brad Richardson’s goal) on Feb. 3 vs. Edmonton and multi-point game (two assists) on March 1 at Chicago…AHL: A plus-3 in 36 games with Albany…2005-06: Made his NHL debut Jan. 30 at Ottawa… AHL: Ranked second on Providence in power play goals (10) and fourth in goals and points…Playoffs: Added four points (three assists) and 14 PIM in six playoff games…2004-05: Spent season at Providence (AHL)…Playoffs: Helped the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference Final…2003- 04: Led Bridgeport (AHL) in games played…2002-03: Recorded 29 points (13 goals) and 44 PIM in 80 games with Cincinnati (AHL)…2001-02: Combined to score 37 points (14 goals) and was plus-17 in 78 games with Bridgeport and Cincinnati (AHL)…2000-01: Played first professional season with Tallahassee (ECHL)…1999- 00: Led Maine (HE) in goals and was third in points… Won the Richard Britt Coaches’ Perseverance Award for the second consecutive year…1998-99: Helped the Black Bears win the National Championship and scored the opening goal in the title game…Won the Richard
Britt Coaches’ Perseverance Award…1997-98: Posted 18 points (12 assists) and 20 PIM in 32 games with Maine…1996-97: Registered 14 points (seven goals) and 21 PIM in 34 games with Maine. PERSONAL: “Benny” or “Guites” lists these as his favorites: Jack Johnson (musician); “The Godfather” (movie): “The Office” (TV show); Montreal Canadiens (NHL team as a youngster); Vancouver (NHL road city); Wayne Gretzky (professional athlete); soccer (sport other than hockey); Original Joe’s (Bay Area restaurant); France (vacation spot); YouTube.com (website); ribs (food); Christmas (holiday); “Time” (magazine); Cribbage (board game); reading (hobby)…first job was working in a bottle factory (“I hated it”)…most memorable NHL moment is scoring his first goal on Jan. 9. 2007 against Dominik Hasek of the Detroit Red Wings…hockey idol growing up was Wayne Gretzky… involved with several charitable causes, including the Children’s Hospital of Denver…hidden talent is that he is a great singer…if he could meet anyone in the world it would be Albert Einstein (“He’s very intelligent and I like his world views”)…speaks French and English…most famous person in his cell phone contact list is Joe Sakic…started skating and playing hockey at age five…wears Bauer skates, size 9.5…father, Pierre Guite, played for the
Quebec Nordiques, the Edmonton Oilers, Michigan Stags, Baltimore Blades, and the Cincinnati Stingers in the WHA.