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Dustin Byfuglien

Born:March 27, 1985Draft:2003 Blackhawks, 245th Overall
Hometown:Minneapolis, MN, USAPosition:Defense/Wing
Known For:“Big Buff” Shoots:Right
National Team:USA

Dustin Byfuglien (born March 27, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey player who is retired. He previously played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets. Drafted as a defenseman, he has played both forward and defense in his career, although he has generally played defense in recent years. Byfuglien helped Chicago win the Stanley Cup in 2010. Byfuglien is the first black American-born player to win the Stanley Cup.

Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Deeper Dive


  • 2006-07 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2006-07 AHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2007-08 AHL Player of the Week (Oct. 21)
  • 2009-10 NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (11)
  • 2009-10 NHL Playoffs Most Hits (99)
  • 2009-10 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  • 2010-11 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2010-11 NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (20)
  • 2011-12 NHL All-Star Game (Selected, did not play)
  • 2014-15 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2015-16 NHL All-Star Game