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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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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Paul Byron scored the lone goal for the Canadiens in a 2-1 overtime loss to Columbus on Tuesday night.

Byron didn't have a point in his previous six outings. He has four goals and two helpers in 19 games this campaign.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 09:45:00 AM

Paul Byron found the back of the net in Friday's 6-2 loss to Anaheim.

The Canadiens forward got his team on the board early in the second period to cut their deficit to 3-1 at the time. Byron surprised the hockey world when he hit the 20-goal mark last season, just don't expect him to do it again. He has the ability to score somewhere between 10-15 goals this season. He has two goals and one assist in eight games.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 10:13:00 AM

Paul Byron scored a goal with two hits in 17:55 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-1 setback in Los Angeles.

There weren't a lot of highlights on the Montreal side of the ledger, but Byron did give the team a brief lead before the Kings woke up for five unanswered markers. Despite the goal he is a third-line player on a bad team right now, so he warrants very little in the way of fantasy consideration.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 03:25:00 AM

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."
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 09:58:00 AM

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
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:00:00 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.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 10:56:00 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.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 08:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Jacob De La Rose
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Logan Shaw
5Byron Froese
6Ales Hemsky
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Joe Morrow
7Noah Juulsen
8Victor Mete
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi
3Charlie Lindgren