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Paul Byron | Winger | #41

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 162
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (179) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Byron underwent surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday.
Byron is expected to need six months to recover, so he may not be ready to play when the 2018-19 campaign begins. He was not 100 percent at the end of the year, but played in all 82 contests. He finished the season with 20 goals and 35 points. Apr 18 - 6:43 PM

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Paul Byron reached the 20-goal plateau on Tuesday night.

Byron has reached the 20-goal mark in back-to-back seasons after he had 22 goals last year. "It's been a tough year, but on a positive note, it's always good when things go your way," he said. "You're doing what you can to help the team. I started the year on the fourth line and worked my way up. I showed again that they can slot me anywhere at any time. The coach knows that. He's given me an opportunity and I'm grateful for it." Byron played on the top line alongside Brendan Gallagher and Jonathan Drouin in Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to Winnipeg.
Apr 4 - 10:08 AM

Paul Byron is one goal away from hitting the 20-mark for the second year in a row.

Byron stunned everyone when he scored 22 goals last season. No one expected him to hit the 20-goal plateau again this year, but he's managed to produce again. Byron uses his blazing speed to create chances, which is perfect for the "new" NHL. He'll never be a fantasy option in standard leagues, but he's developed into an extremely useful forward for Montreal.
Mar 31 - 10:12 AM

Paul Byron has played well this season despite skating alongside a variety of linemates.

Byron has been part of 30 line combinations in 2017-18, so it's impressive that he has contributed 19 goals and 33 points in 77 games. He also ranks second on the Canadiens with 27 even-strength points despite starting 51% of his shifts in the defensive zone. It's been a difficult season for Montreal, but the play of Byron should qualify as a bright spot.
Mar 29 - 10:06 AM

Paul Byron scored a power-play goal in a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Byron is up to 17 goals and 30 points in 71 contests in 2017-18. Nicolas Deslauriers and Artturi Lehkonen accounted for Montreal's other two goals. Alex Galchenyuk assisted on two of the Canadiens' three markers.
Mar 15 - 10:42 PM

Paul Byron potted a goal in a 3-1 win against the Islanders on Wednesday night.

Byron has two goals and one assist in the last five games following a nine-game point drought. He has 15 goals and 26 points through 63 games this campaign.
Mar 1 - 10:35 AM

Paul Byron scored in the shootout, but the Canadiens still dropped a 1-0 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Byron gave the Canadiens a 1-0 advantage in the second round of the shootout, but they couldn't hold on for the win. The Habs forward also had a couple of quality scoring opportunities at the end of the second period, he just didn't convert on either of them. Byron is in a bit of an offensive slump, as he's found the back of the net just once in his last 16 games.
Feb 26 - 11:01 PM

Paul Byron scored in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Byron put an end to his 12-game goal drought in the process. His goal at the 8:45 mark of the third period gave the Habs a 2-1 lead, but they ended up losing thanks to two goals from Jakub Voracek. Byron now has 14 goals and 24 points in 59 games this season. The speedster has been a useful player for Montreal, but he shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar. Jeff Petry also found the back of the net for the Canadiens.
Feb 20 - 10:49 PM

Paul Byron (upper body) is back in the Canadiens lineup on Thursday night.

Byron was hurt in Tuesday's game against the Blues, but he's been given the green light to play. He's currently being deployed as the team's number one center.
Feb 1 - 7:31 PM

Paul Byron (upper body) hasn't been ruled out yet for Thursday's game against Carolina.

Byron appeared to injure his shoulder on Tuesday night versus St. Louis and he wasn't on the ice for practice Wednesday. He took part in exercises off the ice, though. If Byron can't play then Daniel Carr is slated to play alongside Charles Hudon and Max Pacioretty.
Feb 1 - 9:57 AM

Paul Byron was unable to finish Tuesday's game against the Blues because of shoulder injury.

Byron fell into the boards awkwardly after being cross-checked by Blues defenseman Colton Parayko and appeared to hurt his shoulder. The Canadiens forward managed to skate off on his own power, but his shoulder was clearly bothering him as he went off the ice. After the game, head coach Claude Julien said Byron would be re-evaluated tomorrow but that there wasn't "anything overly alarming" regarding the injury. Parayko received a five-minute penalty for boarding on the play. Montreal managed to score once on the man advantage, but they still ended up losing 3-1.
Jan 30 - 11:26 PM

Paul Byron scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Byron recently moved from wing to center and that hasn't stopped him from producing. He's currently riding a three-game point streak. He's also accumulated at least one point in four of his last five contests. Byron is up to 13 goals and 20 points in 46 games this season.
Jan 20 - 9:45 AM

Paul Byron is projected to play center on Monday night.

Montreal has holes up the middle with Phillip Danault and Andrew Shaw out due to injuries. He will fill in for Danault, so he is slated to play between Max Pacioretty and Charles Hudon.
Jan 15 - 5:07 PM

Paul Byron scored his first career hat-trick in a 10-1 blowout of the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Byron's hat trick propelled the Canadiens to their fifth straight victory. He has recorded nine goals and 13 points in 28 games this season.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Paul Byron has been moved up to a line with Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk.

The trio skated together on Saturday and Byron posted two points. He scored a shorthanded goal and helped set up a marker by Galchenyuk in Montreal's 3-0 win against Buffalo. They remained a combination at Sunday's practice and should play as a unit again on Monday night.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Jacob De La Rose
4Byron Froese
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Max Domi
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Nikita Scherbak
5Logan Shaw
6Ales Hemsky
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Victor Mete
4Jordie Benn
5Karl Alzner
6David Schlemko
7Mike Reilly
8Noah Juulsen
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi