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Paul Byron | Winger | #41

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 158
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (179) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Byron believes the Montreal Canadiens can compete for a Stanley Cup.
The Canadiens got off to a great 9-0 start last season, but they collapsed after Carey Price injured his knee. "What excites me about playing on this team is that with our core group, we can beat any team in the league. We can compete for the Stanley Cup," said Byron. "No one really picked Pittsburgh to win it last year. You watch what they did in the playoffs, and that could be us this time around. That's my motivating factor, for sure." With a healthy Price anything's possible, but the Canadiens still have multiple question marks surrounding their roster in 2016-17. Aug 31 - 7:04 PM

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Paul Byron scored his ninth goal of the season at 3:15 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo Wednesday night.

Byron's goal was unassisted and was the only one that wasn't scored by one of the Habs' defensemen in this game. The other two scorers for Montreal were Greg Pateryn -- his first in the NHL -- and Andrei Markov, his fifth. The Canadiens, who are now above .500 at 33-32-6, had lost two in a row entering Wednesday.
Mar 16 - 10:46 PM

Paul Byron agreed to a three-year contract extension with Montreal on Tuesday.

The new deal has a total value of $3.5 million. Byron has recorded eight goals and 11 points in 40 games with the Canadiens this season.
Feb 24 - 10:26 AM

Paul Byron will indeed return to Montreal's lineup in Friday's match with Buffalo.

Byron is expected to center Torrey Mitchell and Devante Smith-Pelly. In 35 games this season, Byron has posted eight goals (three shorthanded) with 11 points with 68 hits in 35 games thus far.
Feb 12 - 6:42 PM

Paul Byron (lower body) is a game-time decision on Friday, per Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien.

Byron has missed three consecutive games due to the injury. He has eight goals and 11 points in 35 contests this season.
Feb 12 - 11:57 AM

Paul Byron (lower body) will join the Canadiens' on their upcoming three game road trip.

Montreal is scheduled to play on Friday, Monday, and Wednesday before returning home. Byron has been out of action for three straight games. It's not clear if Byron will return during this trip, but it's at least a good sign that he's going with the team.
Feb 11 - 11:40 AM

Paul Byron (lower body) has missed eight straight games.

There's been no indication that Byron is close to returning to the Canadiens' lineup either. He has eight goals and 11 points in 35 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 10 - 9:10 AM

Paul Byron (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Byron was hurt during Tuesday's game against Boston. Given that he's on the IR list, he shouldn't be expected to return before the All-Star break.
Jan 20 - 4:47 PM

Paul Byron left Tuesday's match with Boston with a lower body injury.

Byron has two hits during his 9:20 of ice time, which included 2:09 on special teams with 1:42 on the kill. He'll never be a fantasy maven, but his value to Montreal's penalty kill is immense. Hopefully his prognosis will be minor.
Jan 19 - 9:53 PM

Paul Byron scored the Habs' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Thursday night.

Byron has just 11 points this season, with four of those coming in the past five games. The 26-year-old had two shots in the loss.
Jan 14 - 10:53 PM

Paul Byron scored twice in Montreal's 5-1 victory over Boston in the Winter Classic.

Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty each scored a goal and registered an assist for the Canadiens. David Desharnais opened up the scoring for the Habs with a marker just 74 seconds into the contest. Tomas Plekanec registered his 21st and 22nd assists of the season.
Jan 1 - 4:29 PM

Paul Byron scored a pretty short-handed goal for his fifth overall tally of the season in Saturday's 6-2 loss to Dallas.

Byron took the puck three-quarters of the length of the ice to out-race three Stars, drag Antti Niemi across the crease, and slid it home through the five-hole. About as simple and pretty a goal as you'll see. It's his third while on the kill of the season.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:13:00 AM

Paul Byron scored the Montreal Canadiens' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Boston Bruins' Wednesday night.

Byron opened the scoring at 8:49 of the first period. He was given credit for the goal after he flipped a centering pass from the end boards in the left corner that floated into the goalmouth and bounced into the net off Bruins defenseman Zach Trotman. After a goalless second period, the Bruins scored three in the third period to record the victory. The Canadiens didn't do much to impress Monday and are 1-3-1 in their past five games. Clearly, they miss their injured all-star goalie, Carey Price.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Paul Byron scored his third goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win against Columbus.

He opened the scoring just before the game was three minutes old. Christian Thomas and Nathan Beaulieu registered assists on the play. Byron didn't have a point in his previous 10 games.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Paul Byron will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against Colorado.

Byron will come out and Semin will jump into the lineup for the Habs. Jarred Tinordi will also be a healthy scratch, while Alexei Emelin will miss the game because of a lower-body injury.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Daniel Carr
5Bobby Farnham
6Martin Reway
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mark Barberio
8Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya