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Dan Fritsche
Dan Fritsche
Center
(FRIHT-chee)
Number: 49
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 13, 1985
Birthplace: Parma, OH, United States
Drafted: CBJ / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (46th overall)
2005-06: Tallied 6-7-13, 22 PIM and was -14 in 59 games with Columbus Also appeared in 19 games with Syracuse (AHL), tallying 5-4-9 and was +3 Scored 2-2-4 in six playoff games with the Crunch Registered his first career multi-goal and multi-point game with 2-0-2 on Oct. 5 at Washington, becoming the first Blue Jacket to record a multi-goal game on Opening Night Earned his first NHL assist on Nov. 18 at Dallas Had multi-point games on Apr. 7 at Detroit (1-1-2) and Apr. 15 vs. Chicago (1-1-2) Scored 3-2-5 in his last 10 games after registering 3-5-8 over his first 49 games Missed four games due to an ankle sprain (Oct. 21-26) Also missed two games due to a concussion (Jan. 5-7) Games lost to injury: 6 Multi-point (goal) games: 3 (1) Most Points: 2 (3x) - Apr. 15 vs. Chicago, most recent Most Goals: 2 - Oct. 5 at Washington Most Assists: 1 (7x) - Apr. 15 vs. Chicago, most recent Most PIM: 4 - Jan. 11 vs. Pittsburgh, most recent Most Shots: 6 - Nov. 30 at Minnesota.

CAREER: Totaled 7-7-14 with 34 PIM and is -19 in 78 career NHL games with Columbus Also added 7-4-11 with 12 PIM and is +5 in 23 career AHL games 2004-05: Combined to tally 18-19-37 with 18 PIM and a +26 plus/minus rating in 30 games with Sarnia and London of the Ontario Hockey League Had 17-18-35 in 28 games with London and added 9-13-22 with 12 PIM and was +12 in 17 playoff games, helping the Knights capture the Memorial Cup championship 2003-04: Registered 1-0-1 with 12 PIM and -5 plus/minus rating in 19 games with the Blue Jackets Made the roster out of training camp, becoming just the second 18-year-old to play for the Jackets (Rick Nash) Made his NHL debut Oct. 9 at Atlanta Scored first NHL goal Nov. 20 vs. Detroit (Manny Legace) OTHER: Posted 3-4-7 in seven games for Team USA at 2005 World Junior Championships Won gold medal at 2004 World Junior Championships, the first-ever for Team USA Scored goal in gold medal game (4-3 vs. Canada) Recorded 2-2-4 with +5 plus/minus rating in the tournament Also scored game-winning goal in 2-1 semifinal win against Sweden.

JUNIOR CAREER: 2003-04: Assigned to Team USA for World Junior Championship on Dec. 16 Scored 2-0-2 in four regular season games for Syracuse (AHL) Notched 16-13-29 in 27 games for the Sarnia Sting (OHL) and 1-5-6 in five playoff games, leading the team in postseason scoring 2002-03: Tallied 32-39-71 in 61 games for Sarnia (OHL) Also recorded +7 plus/minus rating and accumulated 79 penalty minutes 2001-02: Registered 5-13-18 in 17 games with Sarnia, along with +1 rating and 20 PIM 2000-01: Scored 23-29-52 in 49 games with the Cleveland Barons in Junior "A".

PERSONAL: Single Spends off-season in Parma, Ohio His brother, Tom, plays at Ohio State University and was selected by the Colorado Avalanche with the 47th overall pick at the 2005 Entry Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Columbus' second pick, 46th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft.

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