The Bruins called up Byron Bitz during the season last year, and they liked what they saw, so much that they signed him to a two year deal this offseason.
Bitz replaced the benched rookie Blake Wheeler during the playoffs and plays a physical game. Bitz will likely be the 13th forward, splitting time with Shawn Thornton and Steve Begin.
While Bitz won’t play every game, he should see more time than he did last season and could add to his game offensively.
Projected stats: 6 g, 5 a, 11 pts