MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Sunday that the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with forward Paul Byron (until the end of the 2022-23 season). The deal has an average annual value of $3.4 million for the Canadiens.
"We are very happy to have signed Paul Byron to a contract extension. Paul is a fierce competitor, and an example of courage and will. With his speed, his play on both sides of the ice and his skills, he is a key element of our team," said Marc Bergevin.
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Byron, 29, registered 35 points in 82 games with the Canadiens last season (20 goals, 15 assists). He ranked second on the team in goals. The 5-foot-9, 162-pound Ottawa native was one of four players to play in all 82 games with the Club in 2017-18. He was the recipient of the Jacques-Beauchamp-Molson Trophy in 2015-16 and in 2017-18 (player who had a dominant role with the team during the regular season, without obtaining any particular honor).
Selected in the sixth round, 179th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2007, Paul Byron was claimed off waivers by the Canadiens (from Calgary) on October 6, 2015.