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Player Profile: Up close and personal with... Bryan Little

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 26/8/2011 (3343 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17.

The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

Bryan Little

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Bryan Little

18 BRYAN LITTLE

CENTRE

NUMBER: 18

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 185

SHOOTS: Right

BORN: November 12, 1987 (Age 23)

BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, Alta.

ACQUIRED: Selected by Atlanta in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft

  • Centred the Thrashers' top line in the second half of last season with Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd on the wings
  • Made his NHL debut on Oct. 5, 2007 and became the first Thrasher to score in his first game
  • Held the Barrie Colts career records for goals, assists and points when he finished his junior career
  • Two favourite hockey memories are winning gold for Canada at the 2007 World Junior Hockey Championships and the 2008 Calder Cup with the Chicago Wolves
  • Wore No. 10 in Atlanta, but has opted to switch to No. 18 in Winnipeg out of respect for Dale Hawerchuk

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted 12th in 2006, just ahead of the Leafs grabbing Jiri Tlusty. The same year, Jonathan Toews went third overall after Erik Johnson (St. Louis) and Jordan Staal (Pittsburgh).

SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2010-2011 THRASHERS 76 18 30 48 11 33 2 2 1 158 11.4
NHL Totals   282 68 81 149 -2 95 19 2 7 571 11.9

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