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Lighting Re-Sign LW Mitch Fritz

Thursday, 07.01.2010 / 4:29 PM / News
Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Mitch Fritz to a one-year, two-way contract, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Fritz, a 6-foot-7, 242-pound forward from Osoyoos, British Columbia, appeared in 73 games with the Norfolk Admirals last season, scoring two goals and six points with a team-leading 157 penalty minutes.

Fritz has appeared in 343 career American Hockey League games between the Norfolk Admirals, Lowell Lock Monsters, Hamilton Bulldogs, Saint John Flames, Milwaukee Admirals, Worcester IceCats, Springfield Falcons, Hartford Wolf Pack and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In those games, he has recorded 13 goals and 32 points with 918 penalty minutes. Fritz won the 2005-06 American Hockey League Yanick Dupree Memorial Award as AHL Man of the Year for community involvement.

Fritz made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders in 2008-09, appearing in 20 games with 42 penalty minutes.

The 30-year-old veteran of ten professional seasons played in his 500th professional game on December 5 at Hershey.  In 547 pro games, Fritz has scored 26 goals and 68 points with 1,616 penalty minutes.

Fritz, who was undrafted, played his junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, appearing in 110 games.

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SOUTHEAST DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 ATL 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
3 CAR 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
4 TBL 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
5 FLA 82 32 37 13 208 244 77

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2009-2010 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Stamkos 82 51 44 -2 95
M. St Louis 82 29 65 -8 94
V. Lecavalier 82 24 46 -16 70
R. Malone 69 21 26 -8 47
S. Downie 79 22 24 14 46
K. Foster 71 8 34 -5 42
A. Tanguay 80 10 27 -2 37
V. Hedman 74 4 16 -3 20
A. Meszaros 81 6 11 -14 17
T. Purcell 60 6 9 -9 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niittymaki 21 18 5 .909 2.87
M. Smith 13 18 7 .900 3.09