Veteran Ben Guite Signs With Sharks
Forward Has Played For Three NHL Clubs
|Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler, right, of Sweden, tries to stop Colorado Avalanche center Ben Guite as he attempts to wrap around the net and put a shot on Canucks goalie Jason LaBarbera, left, in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Friday, March 27, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)|
Guite, 32, finished second on Springfield (AHL) in points (47, 17 goals and 30 assists) and tied for first in plus/minus (plus-12) in 72 games. Guite, who was the team captain, ranked fourth on the Falcons with 91 penalty minutes.
The right-handed forward has spent time with Boston, Colorado and Nashville, accumulating 45 points (19 goals and 26 assists) in 175 National Hockey League games. The 11-year professional has also posted 264 points (99 goals and 165 assists) in 559 AHL games with Cincinnati, Bridgeport, Providence, Albany, Milwaukee and Springfield.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Montreal was originally selected by Montreal in the seventh round (172nd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.