Bryan Pitton
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Bryan Pitton

Hometown:

Mississauga Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-01-26

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2006

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (133rd overall), 2006

Weight:

176 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2004-05: Pitton played for the Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Provincial Junior A League. He posted a 24-7-3 record with a GAA of 2.93 and two shutouts. He was named Wellington’s Rookie of the Year.

2005-06: Pitton shared goaltending duties with Daren Machesney during his rookie season, but when he was given the opportunity to play, he played solid. In 24 appearances Pitton went 16-4 with a GAA of 3.43 and a save percentage of .904. He tied Machesney’s team record for rookie wins. Pitton went on to win his last seven games.

2006-07: The net-minder saw a significant increase in playing time this season, posting a 26-29-4 record and a 3.57 goals against average and a .879 save percentage. Expect to see him back with Brampton (OHL) for a third season in 2007-08.

2007-08: In his final year with the Battalion (OHL), Pitton posted a 22-13-2 record with a 2.54 GAA and a .911 save percentage, the best numbers of his OHL career. He also joined up with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) for his first look at professional hockey, turning away three shots in his lone game with the club.

2007-08: In his final year with the Battalion (OHL), Pitton posted a 22-13-2 record with a 2.54 GAA and a .911 save percentage, the best numbers of his OHL career. He also joined up with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) for his first look at professional hockey, turning away three shots in his lone game with the club.

Talent Analysis

Pitton has been a work in progress but has come a long way from his draft year. Has good size, sideways mobility and positioning but can improve in those areas too.  Rebound control, as with most young goalies, is an area to focus on. Terrific attitude and mental make-up. Well spoken and mature for his age.

Future

Pitton will make his professional debut and is almost assured to be the starter with the Stockton Thunder (ECHL) with the logjam at the position in the Oiler system.