Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mitch Fritz
Mitch Fritz was born on November 24, 1980 in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Following a junior career with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, Fritz embarked on a professional career that saw stops in Lowell, Tallahassee, Saint John, Columbus, Milwaukee, Worcester, Columbus, Springfield and Bridgeport of the AHL and ECHL respectively.

In 20052006, 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 October 30, 2008, Fritz made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. In all he would appear in 20 games for the Islanders during 2008-09, accumulating 42 minutes in penalties and taking on some of the NHL's toughest enforcers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Kelowna Rockets WHL 52 9 0 9 156 -11 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Kelowna Rockets WHL 58 4 2 6 204 -4 5 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 5 0 0 0 20 0
2000-01 Tallahassee Tiger Sharks ECHL 42 5 3 8 79 +7
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 13 0 0 0 37 0
2001-02 Saint John Flames AHL 11 0 0 0 34 -1
2001-02 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 45 3 7 10 284 +1
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 13 1 2 3 33 0
2002-03 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 33 2 4 6 144 -6
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 4 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 64 3 9 12 149 +9
2004-05 Springfield Falcons AHL 45 3 1 4 179 -2
2005-06 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 6 5 11 212 -9
2006-07 Springfield Falcons AHL 63 0 1 1 144 -16
2007-08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 11 1 4 5 34 +3 2 0 0 0 4
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 20 0 0 0 42 -4
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 36 0 2 2 58 -3
2009-10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 73 2 4 6 157 -14
2010-11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 11 0 1 1 36 0
NHL Totals 20 0 0 0 42


Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (2006) Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, August 5, 2005. Rights traded to NY Rangers by Tampa Bay for the rights to Bryce Lampman, July 4, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder surgery. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 30, 2009.
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