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Paul Byron | Winger | #41

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 162
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (179) / BUF
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Canadiens forward Paul Byron admitted he's relived that his team won their first preseason game.
Montreal had gone 0-6 this preseason before beating the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Byron scored a pair of goals to help the Canadiens bust their "slump". Of course, these preseason games don't actually mean anything, so it's not like it was a really big deal anyway. "A little bit relieving," Byron said after the game. "Our team doesn’t really worry too much about the wins or losses (in pre-season). The more worrying thing, I think, was the way we were playing. Sometimes you can play a great game and you lose, but you can take a lot of positives out of it. But I don’t think our team played with too much intensity the first few games and the last few games I think our team has really upped it and that’s a big reason for us winning tonight." Sep 30 - 9:58 AM

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Paul Byron was named the first star in the Montreal Canadiens' preseason win over the Florida Panthers Friday night.

The 3-1 victory was the Canadiens' first of the preseason. Byron opened the scoring in the first period before scoring the go-ahead goal in the second. The forward is coming off a career season in 2016-17 but he feels he can get better. "I know all the advanced stats people think that I’m due to regress, but I think I can do even better."
Source: Stu Cowan
Sep 29 - 10:00 PM

After spending the last two seasons with the Canadiens, Paul Byron is very happy in Montreal.

Byron is spending the summer in Montreal rather than returning to the city he grew up in, Ottawa. He also could see his family living in Montreal after his playing career is done, though given that he's still just 28 years old that day is probably still quite a ways off. "I never thought I’d like Montreal as much as I do growing up as a kid," Byron said. "Even though Quebec’s so close to Ottawa, I was always an English kid living in Ottawa and that was home to me. But ever since coming here, having my house here, kids here, it’s just blown my expectations away. I like the city a lot more than I ever thought I would. It’s got beautiful culture, a lot of people here, amazing, friendly. There’s certainly more to do here in Montreal." Byron has two seasons left on his three-year, $3.5 million contract.
Jun 8 - 10:56 AM

Paul Byron scored his first career playoff goal in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the New York Rangers.

Not only did Byron score the go-ahead goal (2-1) in the first period, but he was consistently dangerous throughout the night. The line of Byron, Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher was Montreal's best trio in Game 2. Byron could have had at least one more goal, but he was stoned by Henrik Lundqivst on a breakaway in the first period. The series is now tied 1-1 heading back to New York. Game 3 will be played at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
Apr 15 - 8:51 AM

Paul Byron will make his NHL playoff debut on Wednesday night.

"It's something I've played for all my life," said Byron. "I'll be a little nervous. Everyone's nervous even if you've played before. Everyone knows how important Game 1 is. We're starting at home in front of our fans and there's energy to feed off. I look forward to that, but I try not to put too much pressure on myself and do the same things that made me successful in the regular season." Byron had a career-high 22 goals during the 2016-17 season, which ranked him second on the Canadiens.
Apr 12 - 1:51 PM

Paul Byron tallied a pair of goals Thursday in a 6-2 win against Florida.

He scored twice during the second period to help give the Canadiens a 3-0 lead. Byron had one assist in four games since hitting the 20-goal mark on Mar. 19, but he got back on track on Thursday.
Mar 31 - 9:29 AM

Paul Byron reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time at the NHL level on Sunday night.

He also added an assist in Montreal's 4-1 win over Ottawa. Byron is having a career year with 37 points in 71 contests.
Mar 20 - 10:41 AM

Paul Byron and Alexander Radulov scored shootout goals as the Canadiens beat the Senators 4-3 Saturday night.

Neither shooter was able to find the back of the net during regulation and they did not have an assist. Byron made three shots on goal during the contest. Radulov had only two, so the pair did not earn many fantasy points.
Mar 18 - 10:20 PM

Paul Byron has recorded four of Montreal's last eight goals and he has netted five markers in the past six contests.

The 27-year-old forward has earned personal bests in 2016-17 with 19 markers and 35 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 15 - 10:31 AM

Paul Byron scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Byron finally got the Canadiens on the board at the 12:42 mark of the third period to cut Chicago's lead to 3-1. Shea Weber made it 3-2 just a few minutes later, but Chicago added an empty netter to close out the game. Byron's goal production has been incredibly surprising this season. He's scored three goals in his last two games and he's already up to 19 goals in 2016-17 (previous career-high was 11). The speedster has accumulated 35 points in 69 games.
Mar 14 - 11:00 PM

Paul Byron potted two goals and an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over Edmonton.

Byron, returning after a brief bout with the flu, now has 18 goals and 34 points through 68 games this season. The 27-year-old, with speed as his main weapon, has enjoyed his most productive year in the NHL this season.
Mar 12 - 10:46 PM

Paul Byron will return to the Canadiens' lineup on Sunday against the Oilers.

He'll suit up on the third line as well. Through 67 games this season Byron has been an elite bottom-six center, scoring 16 goals and 31 points with 30 blocks and 92 hits.
Mar 12 - 6:00 PM

Paul Byron is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Oilers as he is battling the flu.

It will be a game-time decision as to whether Byron will play. We suspect you have better options than Byron from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 12 - 10:35 AM

Paul Byron was credited with the game winning goal as the Canadiens beat the Canucks 2-1 Tuesday night.

Byron just got a stick on Alex Galchenyuk’s overtime shot at 1:13 in the extra period and sent the puck bouncing over Ryan Miller’s glove. After going goalless 13 games from February 2 and 28, Byron now has two goals in his last three.
Mar 8 - 12:50 AM

Paul Byron scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators.

The Canadiens found themselves down 1-0 heading into the third period, but they got goals from Brendan Gallagher and Byron to close out the game. Byron scored his goal on a breakaway with nine seconds remaining in regulation time. He also snapped his 13-game pointless drought in the process. Byron now has 15 goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season.
Mar 2 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Charles Hudon
4Andrew Shaw
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Artturi Lehkonen
3Ales Hemsky
4Paul Byron
5Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Karl Alzner
4Victor Mete
5Brandon Davidson
6Jordie Benn
7Joe Morrow
8David Schlemko
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya