Byron Bitz was born on July 21, 1984 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Though he was drafted in 2003 by the Boston Bruins, Bitz instead decided to attend Cornell University, where he would have four solid seasons and be named captain his senior year.
Upon graduating from Cornell, Bitz spent a year in Providence of the AHL before making the jump to the NHL. In all, Bitz would appear in 35 games for Boston during the 2008-09 season, contributing at both ends of the ice.
On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Bitz was traded to the Florida Panthers as part of a deal that saw Boston acquire Dennis Seidenberg.