Mitch Fritz

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Mitch Fritz
Mitch Fritz.jpg
Born (1980-11-24) November 24, 1980 (age 34)
Osoyoos, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight 258 lb (117 kg; 18 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Islanders
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2011

Mitch Fritz (born November 24, 1980 in Osoyoos, British Columbia) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played 20 games in the 2008–09 season, in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders.

Playing career[edit]

Fritz made his NHL debut against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 30, 2008. He is a noted enforcer, regularly accumulating a high amount of penalty minutes and fighting majors each season. In 2005–2006, Fritz was awarded the AHL Man of the Year award for outstanding service in the Springfield, MA community, while playing for the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons.

On September 30, 2009, Fritz signed a one-year contract as a free agent to return to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.[1] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, where he played his last professional season in 2010–11.

His brother, Luke, played at offensive guard for the CFL Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Kelowna Rockets WHL 52 9 0 9 156 2 0 0 0 0
1999–2000 Kelowna Rockets WHL 58 4 2 6 204 5 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 42 5 3 8 79
2000–01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 5 0 0 0 20
2001–02 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 45 3 7 10 284
2001–02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 13 0 0 0 37
2001–02 Saint John Flames AHL 11 0 0 0 34
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 13 1 2 3 33
2002–03 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 33 2 4 6 144
2003–04 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 64 3 9 12 149
2003–04 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 45 3 1 4 179
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 6 5 11 212
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 0 1 1 144
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 11 1 4 5 34 2 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 36 0 2 2 58
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 20 0 0 0 42
2009–10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 73 2 4 6 157
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 11 0 1 1 36
NHL totals 20 0 0 0 42

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