Jason Pitton
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Jason Pitton

Hometown:

Mississauga Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-05-23

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

Weight:

218 lbs.

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History

Pitton enjoyed a successful 2004-05 season with the Greyhounds of the OHL, where he was fifth on his team in scoring. Pitton was able to more than double his production, as the big winger showed good progression over last season.

8th round (244th overall), 2004

2005-06: Jason Pitton seems to be developing nicely into energy forward with some scoring touch. The problem with that development for Pitton this season was traded from his team of the last three seasons, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to the Guelph Storm where his production significantly dropped from almost a point a game pace to under a point every two games.

2006-07: Played his rookie season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he skated on a line with Masi Marjamaki and Petteri Nokelainen. In 76 games, he totaled 19 points (9g, 10a) and 65 penalty minutes.

2007-08: Pitton started the 2007-08 season with the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) before joining the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) half-way through the season. He played in 23 games with Utah, scoring 13 points (5+8) and had 29 penalty minutes. He scored his only goal of the season with the Sound Tigers against Albany on Feb. 15. He is a heavy hitter, known for dropping the gloves.

Talent Analysis
An energy type forward with a good speed and overall skills. He has decent size and can be a dominant presence physically, particularly around the net. Pitton is a hardworking player who likes to hit. He still needs work in many areas, most noticeably in his defensive zone coverage.