Dustin Byfuglien RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stone on Byfuglien collision: 'It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit'

    The Score "You have to take Mark Stone's word for it. The Ottawa Senators forward hasn't played since March 30, when Dustin Byfuglien sent him into another galaxy with a stunning body check. He talked about the hit Thursday. "It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit," Stone said, according to the..." April 07

  • Dustin Byfuglien's extension has widespread effect

    USA Today "Cross one name off the list of the top players who could be traded before the Feb. 29 deadline. Dustin Byfuglien signed a five-year, $38 million extension with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, a little more than a week after comments that painted uncertain prospects of him staying. The Jets are..." February 09

  • Dustin Byfuglien deal sends Jets fans the right message

    Sportsnet "This was absolutely paramount for the Winnipeg Jets, to sign their best and most valuable unrestricted free agent. For management to tell Winnipeg fans that it is willing to spend what it takes to compete, and for their best player to tell his teammates, “This is a city that an elite player is..." February 09

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #jets Dustin Byfuglien extension include a no-move clause for two seasons. No-trade after. List of 14 teams where the team can't trade him.

  • Jets couldn't afford to lose Dustin Byfuglien

    ESPN "It was in many ways a must sign: Dustin Byfuglien is as popular as any player in Winnipeg, and his specific skill set would be awfully difficult to replace if he jumped ship. It was also a must sign because the player himself likes it in Winnipeg; he wanted to stay. I'm going to be as polite as..." February 08

  • After re-upping in Winnipeg, Byfuglien says leaving ‘never really crossed my mind’

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was some speculation Dustin Byfuglien would be out of Winnipeg by the Feb. 29 trade deadline or, failing that, when free agency hit on July 1. But according to him, leaving was never really an option. “I’ve been here five years and from where we’ve started and where we’re at now, I..." February 08

  • Jets sign star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to five year contract extension

    The Hockey Writers "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract, the team announced Monday. Byfuglien was sent to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The deal is reportedly worth $38 million, according to multiple sources. That gives Byfuglien a $7.6..." February 08

  • Jets more likely to deal Ladd than Byfuglien

    The Score "This town ain't big enough for the both of them. As trade deadline day inches closer, it's become evident the Winnipeg Jets will provide the biggest grab, regardless of who it is. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, three league executives believe the Jets will retain only one of..." February 07

  • Jets, Byfuglien continue to talk; Ladd situation quieter

    Sportsnet "As the NHL trade deadline quickly approaches, the Winnipeg Jets are trying to come to terms on an extension with star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, there has been “a lot of conversation between the two sides” lately. Byfuglien, who has said he’d..." February 07

  • Kings targeting Jets D Dustin Byfuglien?

    CBS Sports "With how well the Los Angeles Kings have played this year, the one thought that might send a chill down every other general manager's spine would be this: What if Dean Lombardi thinks they can be a little bit better? The Kings GM has never been shy about making a deal when he can smell the..." February 03

  • Jets' Byfuglien unfazed by trade speculation

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien isn't letting the constant chatter surrounding his future get in the way of his day-to-day activity. "I'm the guy that just lets it roll (off my back)," Byfuglien told Dan Rosen of NHL.com on Friday. "It doesn't bother me at all. It's business. It..." January 30

  • Byfuglien leaving contract up to agent, but has ‘no problem’ with Winnipeg

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfuglien has “no problem” with Winnipeg. For all those worried Jets fans out there, it wasn’t the most reassuring thing the big defenseman could have said. But hey, it could’ve been worse, right? Byfuglien, of course, is a pending unrestricted free agent. Whether he’s still a Jet..." January 29

  • It’s time for the Jets to trade Ladd

    TSN "Purgatory for Andrew Ladd has turned into hell for the Winnipeg Jets. There needs to be resolution regarding Ladd and his future for the Jets to move forward. Really, these flames are licking at everyone involved; Ladd, his teammates and Jets management. The team is a mess on the ice,..." January 25

  • Will the Jets trade Byfuglien to a contender?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfuglien is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. With the Jets’ playoff hopes dwindling, many GMs around the league are hoping to land the big forward/defenseman as a rental player. But do the Jets really want to part ways with him? According to..." January 25

  • Jets to ‘take a real run’ at trying to re-sign Dustin Byfuglien

    Sportsnet "As part of Saturday’s Headlines segment, Elliotte Friedman reported that while a number of NHL clubs have interest in trading for Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets will instead try to re-sign the veteran. “There are a number of teams that would love to get him as a rental..." January 24

  • Capitals ‘All In,’ May Still Target Byfuglien

    Today's Slapshot "On what sort of pressure Brian MacLellan might be feeling nearing the trade deadline, with his Washington Capitals in ‘win-now’ mode: “Oh, I think they’re all in. They’ve pushed their chips on the table and they said, ‘Okay, we’re in.’ “They should be. They’re one of the best teams in the..." January 19

  • Report: Byfuglien, Vrbata haven't been asked to list teams they'd accept a trade to

    The Score "With the Feb. 29 trade deadline drawing closer, two intriguing names on the market from the Western Conference are Dustin Byfuglien and Radim Vrbata. The Winnipeg Jets defenseman and Vancouver Canucks forward, respectively, are each in the final seasons of their contracts, and both have partial..." January 13

  • What it could cost to trade for Winnipeg defensemen Dustin Byfuglien

    Sports Day "Do you think the Stars will make a play to get Dustin Byfuglien? What'll it cost? Also, do the Stars start looking for a new goalie prospect since Jack Campbell isn't doing too well? Heika: I do think the Stars are in the market for a high-end defenseman, and they will be in talks with any that..." January 08

  • Three Jets asking for combined $152 million: report

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd and defensemen Dustin Byfuglien and Jacob Trouba have requested contracts that add up to more than $152 million, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Monday. According to the report, Ladd, who is the Jets captain, has asked for a six-year contract worth at least..." December 15

  • Byfuglien remains the NHL’s most enigmatic force

    TSN "Pick a side, any side. There seem to be endless choices when it comes to Dustin Byfuglien, who just might be the most misunderstood player in the NHL today. He’s Big Buff, one of the most offensively talented defencemen in hockey. He’s the malcontent who would prefer to give media the..." November 05

  • Jets glad Byfuglien can keep his physical presence in their lineup

    Vancouver Province "Dustin Byfuglien wasn't sure what kind of day was in store as he awaited word from the NHL on whether he was getting suspended for a hit on Brendan Gallagher. "I was just kind of wondering what kind of afternoon it could turn (out) to be: a grumpy one or one that you're just getting prepared..." November 04

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for hit on Brendan Gallagher

    CBS Sports "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had a hearing with the NHL department of player safety on Tuesday morning regarding a hit he delivered on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher on Sunday night. The incident happened when both players were involved in a race for a loose puck and..." November 03

  • Jets' Byfuglien to have Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher during a 5-1 Montreal win Sunday at Bell Centre in Montreal. Byfuglien received a minor penalty for..." November 02

  • Byfuglien expected to have hearing for hit on Gallagher

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfgulien is expected to have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety hasn’t confirmed the news, but multiple reports around the league have mentioned that Byfgulien will be contacted in the near future." November 02

  • 'It’s terrible. It’s a terrible part of hockey,' Byfuglien criticizes 3-on-3

    Winnipeg Free Press "Their first experience in the NHL’s regular season with three-on-three overtime didn’t end well for the Winnipeg Jets. And they were sour about it today. "It’s terrible. It’s a terrible part of hockey. It’s not hockey," Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien said this morning after his team lost..." October 25

  • Report: Defense (maybe Byfuglien?) is on Boston’s shopping list

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine, for a moment, a blueline featuring two super-heavyweights in Zdeno Chara and Dustin Byfuglien. (You may also imagine the ice cracking when they’re on it at the same time.) It’s not a situation that is imminent, yet the rumor is at least being batted around regarding the Boston..." September 27

  • Jets seem hesitant to lock up Byfuglien, Ladd

    Pro Hockey Talk "True to form, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was careful not to show his hand when asked yesterday about the futures of pending unrestricted free agents Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd. “At different points and times, you try to move the process along,” Cheveldayoff told the Winnipeg Sun...." September 10

  • Report: Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for Corey Perry incident

    CBS Sports "After the Winnipeg Jets suffered a crushing loss to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime in Game 3, there was concern that the Jets could suffer another loss after the game. Dustin Byfuglien received a two-minute minor when he punched or shoved (or both) Ducks forward Corey Perry in the back of the..." April 21

  • Byfuglien suspended four games for hit on Miller

    North Jersey "Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien may have just cross-checked his team out of the NHL playoffs. He received a four-game suspension from the NHL Department of Player Safety, announced this afternoon, for what coach Alain Vigneault described as a “violent” and “deliberate” hit on J.T...." April 04

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien to have hearing for cross-check on J.T. Miller

    CBS Sports "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Thursday following an unpenalized cross-check to the back of New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller's neck. Miller was already on the ice when Byfuglien delivered the blow. The Rangers forward..." April 01

  • Buff returns to lineup against Habs tonight

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets will get some big help back in the lineup tonight when they play host to the storied Montreal Canadiens... ‘big’ being the key word here. Dustin Byfuglien, the 6-5, 260-something-pound defenceman, returns to the lineup after missing nine games due to injury. The Jets are 6-3..." March 26

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Dustin Byfuglien won't return to tonight's game (upper body injury). #OTTvsWPG

  • Kane skipped game after incident with teammates

    Sportsnet "Evander Kane failed to show up in time for Winnipeg’s game in Vancouver earlier this week following an incident with Dustin Byfuglien and other teammates, Sportsnet has learned. It was previously believed the Jets had made Kane a scratch for the game in his hometown. Following the 3-2 overtime..." February 06

  • Dustin Byfuglien moves back up into Jets top-six forwards with injury to Kane

    Winnipeg Sun "It certainly didn’t take Dustin Byfuglien long to work his way back into the top-six forward mix. After Evander Kane suffered a knee injury early in the first period of Thursday’s 6-2 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes, there was Byfuglien taking the majority of minutes alongside Mark Scheifele..." October 11

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets HC Paul Maurice says Dustin Byfuglien will start next season as a forward

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Maurice confirms Kane is in. Byfuglien has a muscle tear and is done for the season. Ladd considered "doubtful."

  • Jets' Byfuglien leaves game with upper-body injury

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien left the game Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury and will not return. Byfuglien's final shift ended with 4:55 remaining in the second period. " April 06

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Maurice says Byfuglien will not play tonight. Day to day with a lower body injury.

  • Buff does right stuff

    Winnipeg Free Press "Paul MAURICE is starting to dig this Dustin Byfuglien -- part D-man, part forward -- a hybrid. The Winnipeg Jets' big man, playing his seventh game as a forward who drops back to the point on the power play, brought the MTS Centre crowd to its feet Saturday night by scoring the winner in a 5-4..." January 26

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    Ed Tait @WFPEdTait

    #NHLJets Dustin Byfuglien up front this morning with Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little #bn

  • Buff may look leaner, quicker but there was no secret diet

    Winnipeg Free Press "DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN won't ever reveal the number. His weight -- listed at 265 pounds in the Winnipeg Jets training camp guide -- will remain between him and the club. But he does look leaner and quicker for what it's worth. And when he was asked if he was down in weight after the first official..." September 13

  • Byfuglien at practice, looking in better condition

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dustin Byfuglien’s arrival to Jets training camp is always a major happening and this year is no different. The all-star defenceman arrived in Winnipeg sometime over the weekend and reported for captain’s practice this morning looking slimmer and fitter than he has in his time with the..." September 09

  • Should the Jets cut bait on Byfuglien?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets boast some polarizing players such as Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec but none of them are quite like Dustin Byfuglien. Really the NHL has seen few – if any – specimens who resemble Big Buff. The Jets franchise’s recent track record of moves suggests that they’re happy to..." August 23

  • Bigger Byfuglien in no shape for a trade

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dustin Byfuglien is going to be mentioned in trade talks as the NHL draft draws closer and the talking point that will be raised again and again is his weight. It was evident Byfuglien grew heavier this season as the games moved on and according to accredited Jets blogger Pete Tessier, the..." June 11

  • Buff takes a shine to playing wing

    Winnipeg Free Press "Desperate measures... meet your Winnipeg Jets. And Jets fans, meet your new power forward -- Dustin Byfuglien. It might be temporary, it might be permanent -- Claude Noel isn't sure yet -- but the Jets coach made the dramatic move of moving Byfuglien from defence to right wing in Tuesday's loss..." April 03

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    Gary Lawless @

    Just hearing now from Jets dressing room that Dustin Byfuglien will play tonight. There you have it, Buff is in

  • Dustin Byfuglien away on personal matter; Meech will play if snowstorm hits

    Winnipeg Sun "Dustin Byfuglien was attending to a personal matter in Minnesota Monday and was not with the Winnipeg Jets for their practice at BB&T Center. But coach Claude Noel says the big defenceman is expected to travel to Florida tomorrow and be in the lineup when the Jets take on the Florida Panthers..." March 04

  • Wear, tear could be taking toll on Big Buff

    Winnipeg Free Press "Draw your own conclusions from this nugget of information, Winnipeg Jets fans: Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, who exited Sunday's 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in the third period after crashing into the boards awkwardly, was one of seven skaters who participated in Monday's optional..." February 26

  • Miettinen & Byfuglien the latest Winnipeg Jets in sick bay

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets list of walking wounded has grown by a couple of members. Right-winger Antti Miettinen saw his comeback stopped after one brief shift, while defenceman Dustin Byfuglien went into the boards awkwardly during the third period and was unable to finish the game. Jets head coach..." February 25

  • Al Montoya to start in goal, Dustin Byfgulien replaces Grant Clitsome on blue-line

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Though it was speculated days in advance, it's now official that goaltender Al Montoya will get his second consecutive start for the Winnipeg Jets as Ondrej Pavelec still isn't in game shape after suffering from the flu these past few days. PATRICK WILLIAMS @pwilliamsNHL Noel: Montoya played..." February 12