Lance Pitlick

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Lance Pitlick
Born (1967-11-05) November 5, 1967 (age 49)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for AHL
Hershey Bears
Prince Edward Island Senators
Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 180th overall, 1986
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1990–2002

Lance Eric Pitlick (born November 5, 1967) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

Pitlick graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, Minnesota in 1986. He was drafted by his hometown Minnesota North Stars in the 9th round, 180th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted, he played for the University of Minnesota for four years, providing a strong defensive presence for the Golden Gophers. Pitlick was the University of Minnesota team Captain during the 1989-1990 season.

After college, Pitlick was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers and played with their minor league affiliate Hershey Bears of the AHL for four years. Prior to the 1994–1995 season Pitlick signed with the Ottawa Senators and played the majority of the season with the Prince Edward Island Senators along with also making his NHL debut with the Senators, playing in 15 games. After splitting the 1995–1996 season between the Senators and the minors Pitlick was able to stay in the NHL permanently and played another 3 years with the Senators, scoring a career high 10 points and 91 penalty minutes during the 1996–1997 season. Prior to the 1999–2000 season Pitlick signed with the Florida Panthers. He played 3 years with the Panthers before retiring after the 2001–2002 season.


Pitlick's nephew, Tyler Pitlick, who was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (31st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, is currently playing in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers. .[1]

Son, Rem Pitlick, is following in his father's footsteps, currently playing collegiate hockey for the University of Minnesota.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 0 1 1 6
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 28 1 6 7 20
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 5 5 10 91
1997–98 Ottawa Senators NHL 69 2 7 9 50
1998–99 Ottawa Senators NHL 50 3 6 9 33
1999–2000 Florida Panthers NHL 62 3 5 8 44
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 68 1 2 3 42
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 35 1 1 2 12
8 Years Totals NHL 393 16 33 49 298

International play[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1992 USA WHC 19 0 1 1 38


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