#10 – DOMENIC PITTIS
Domenic Pittis played three seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes from 1991 to 1994.
Pittis appeared in 203 regular season games with the Hurricanes registering 269 points (110g-159a) along with 210 penalty minutes. His best offensive season came in 1993-1994 when he racked up an impressive 127 points (58g-69a) along with 93 penalty minutes in 72 games. He broke the 100-point plateau in two of his three seasons with the ‘Canes.
The Calgary, Alberta product appeared in an additional 17 post-season games with Lethbridge recording 23 points (7g-16a) along with 28 penalty minutes. He registered 15 points (4g-11a) and 16 penalty minutes in eight playoff games in 1994.
Pittis sits tied for 10th in All-Time Hurricanes goals (110), 8th in All-Time assists (159), 9th in All-Time points (269) and 15th in All-Time points per game (1.325). He was named the winner of the Hurricanes Three Star Award in 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 as well as the Most Valuable Player in 1993-1994. He led the ‘Canes in scoring in 1992-1993 and in 1993-1994.
The 5’10”, 185-pound forward was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (52nd overall) in the 1993 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Pittis went on to play a total of 86 NHL games with the Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators collecting 16 points (5g-11a) and 71 penalty minutes.
Pittis played an additional 309 American Hockey League games with the Syracuse Crunch, Rochester Americans and Milwaukee Admirals collecting 342 points (109g-233a) and 485 penalty minutes. Following his tenure in the NHL and AHL, he went on to play nine seasons overseas.
He represented Canada at a total of seven Spengler Cup tournaments winning in 2008. Pittis is currently an assistant coach with the Stockton Heat, the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames.