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Canadiens sign O'Byrne to two-year deal

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Ryan O'Byrne will be participating in the Canadiens' rookie camp, beginning Sept. 7.


MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Wednesday the signing of defenseman Ryan O'Byrne to a two-year contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Selected by the Canadiens in the third round (79th overall) in 2003, O'Byrne, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, completed his third season with the Big Red of Cornell University, in the Eastern College Atlantic Conference (ECAC) in 2005-06. In 28 games, the 6-foot-5, 234-pound blueliner scored seven goals and added six assists (7-6-13), both career highs, and totalled 69 penalty minutes.

O'Byrne, 22, played in 92 games in three seasons with the Big Red, totalling 10 goals and 15 assists (10-15-25), as well as 208 penalty minutes. He will participate in the Canadiens' rookie camp starting on September 7.

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