Blair Betts
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 02/16/1980
DRAFTED: CGY: 1998-33 overall
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 27, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injuries vs. Chicago (November 22, 2003) and Colorado (December 31, 2003). Traded to NY Rangers by Calgary with Jamie McLennan and Greg Moore for Chris Simon and NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Matt Schneider) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 1, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from Philadelphia, October 5, 2011. Returned to Philadelphia by Montreal - physically unfit to play, October 9, 2011.
Playoffs:  Appeared in all 23 playoff games…Scored a goal (first of playoffs) in Game 1 of SCF vs. Chicago… Recorded an assist in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston.
Regular Season: Appeared in his 400th NHL game on 4/6 at Toronto…Signed a two-year contract extension on 2/12… Had two goals (career-high) at Tampa Bay on 12/23 and matched that with two goals vs. TB on 1/9…Missed 12 games (11/23-12/15) due to right dislocated shoulder injury suffered at Phoenix on 11/21…Recorded his 1st goal as a Flyer on 11/12 vs. Ottawa…Recorded his first point as a Flyer on 11/6 at Buffalo…Missed seven games (10/8-10/27) due to dislocated shoulder suffered vs. Washington on 10/6…Signed a one-year contract on 10/1.
Prior to joining the Flyers, appeared in 258 career games with the Rangers and Calgary Flames, registering 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 points, along with 80 penalty minutes.  2008-09: Appeared in 81 regular season games for the NY Rangers, posting 10 points on six goals and four assists…   Had one multiple-point game, posting a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win at Philadelphia on Oct. 11… Played a season-high 16:50 on Nov. 22 at Ottawa… Registered five hits on Feb. 6 at Dallas… Recorded four blocked shots on March 38 at Pittsburgh… Played in six playoff games while ranking fourth on the team and first among forwards with 10
blocked shots.  2007-08: Posted a plus or even rating in 32 of his last 36 games …Logged 12:59 of ice time on Apr. 6 at New Jersey in his return to the lineup after missing the last seven games following minor foot surgery performed on Mar. 20; His consecutive games played streak ended at 180 games, dating back to Mar. 2, 2006 at Philadelphia … Skated in his 200th career NHL game on Nov. 10 at Toronto. 2006-07: Skated in 82 games with the Rangers, registering nine goals and four assists, along with 24 penalty minutes … Established career-highs in games played (82), goals (nine), assists (four), points (13), shots on goal (120), and average icetime (14:01) … Ranked first among all forwards in the NHL with 98 blocked shots … Led the team in faceoffs won (620) and ranked 26th among NHL centers with a 52.3% faceoff percentage … Was one of only two players to appear in all 82 games with the Rangers …Recorded a season-high five blocked shots on Mar. 3 vs. St. Louis … Notched a power play goal on Mar. 1 vs. Pittsburgh; Marked his first power play goal since October 14, 2003 at Edmonton (Salo) … Won a season-high 17 of 21 faceoffs (80%) in 16:25 of total icetime on Feb. 27 vs. Montreal … Tallied a shorthanded goal, the second of his career, on Dec. 7 vs. Pittsburgh ... Skated in 10 post-season games, collecting four penalty minutes ... Tied for first among team forwards
with nine blocked shots. 2005-06: Appeared in 66 games with the Rangers, registering eight goals and two assists, along with 24 penalty minutes … Led the team and ranked 19th among NHL centers with a 53.4% faceoff percentage … Appeared in his 100th career NHL game on Apr. 15 at Philadelphia ... Registered a goal and the game-winning assist for a season-high two points, while blocking two shots and winning seven of 11 faceoffs on Mar. 29 vs. Islanders … Missed 16 games after suffering an isolated, grade three sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Jan. 7 vs. Florida … Tallied his first goal as a Ranger on Oct. 13 vs. New Jersey ... Made his Rangers debut on Oct. 5 at Philadelphia ... Appeared in four playoff games,
registering one goal and one assist, along with two penalty minutes ... Led the team in playoff scoring (two points) and faceoffs (39). 2004-05: Skated in 16 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, registering five goals and four assists … Underwent surgery on Dec. 15 to repair a dislocated right shoulder ... Injured his shoulder on Dec. 5 at Manchester and missed the balance of the season … Injured on Nov. 11 vs. Houston and missed six games … Notched his first Wolf Pack goal in a 4-1 victory on Oct. 30 at Portland … Registered his first Wolf Pack point with an assist on the game-winning goal on Oct. 24 vs. Springfield (3-1 win).  2003-04: Traded to the Rangers from Calgary on Mar. 6, along with Jamie McLennan and Greg Moore, in exchange for Chris Simon and a 2004 seventh round draft choice (Matt Schneider) … Appeared in 20 games with Calgary prior to the trade, registering one goal and two assists for three points, along with 10 penalty minutes … Suffered a shoulder injury while with Calgary on Nov. 22 and missed the remainder of the season.  2002-03: Appeared in nine games for Calgary, registering one goal and three assists for four points … Registered his first NHL assist on Mar. 18 at Los Angeles … Also skated in 19 games for AHL Saint John, registering six goals and seven assists for 13 points, along with six penalty minutes.
Missed the majority of the season recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in training camp on Sept. 27. 2001-02: Appeared in six games for Calgary, collecting one goal and two penalty minutes … Tallied his first NHL goal/point while making his NHL debut on Apr. 4 vs. Minnesota (Manny Fernandez)… Tallied 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points in 67 games with Saint John, along with 10 penalty minutes … Ranked first on the team with 49 points … Ranked third on the team with 20 goals and second with 29 assists. 2000-01: Skated in 75 games for Saint John in his first professional season, registering 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points, along with 28 penalty minutes … Appeared in 19 postseason games, tallying two goals and three assists for five points, along with four penalty minutes, helping Saint John capture the Calder Cup championship.  JUNIOR CAREER: Skated in 215 career games with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL), registering 91 goals and 116 assists for 207 points, along with 134 penalty minutes.  INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Captured a silver medal with Team Canada at the 1999
World Junior Championships … Also garnered a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2001 Spengler Cup.