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Capitals Sign Defenseman Trevor Byrne

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent defenseman Trevor Byrne, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Byrne, 26, scored three goals last season and set career highs with 18 assists and 31 points while playing 51 games for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has spent the previous three seasons playing in the St. Louis Blues system for their top development clubs in Worcester (Mass.) and Peoria. He has recorded 11 goals and 37 assists for 48 points in 154 AHL games and in that span also played 41 games in the ECHL for Peoria and Wheeling (W.Va.)
 
Byrne was originally selected by St. Louis in the fifth round, 143rd overall, of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’3”, 205-pound native of Weymouth, Mass., graduated from Dartmouth College, where he played four seasons and was a three-time selection to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Second Team. Byrne led all Big Green defensemen in scoring as sophomore with 26 points and was second among defenseman in scoring as a freshman, junior and senior.

Trevor Byrne
Position: Defense
Birthday: May 7, 1980 (Weymouth, Massachusetts)
Height: 6’3”    Weight: 205    Shoots: Left
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 25, 2006.
Drafted: St. Louis’s fifth-round choice, 143rd overall, in 1999 Entry Draft.

                    Regular Season                        Playoffs
Year    Team    League    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
1999-00    Dartmouth    ECAC    30    3    9    12    40    -    -    -    -    -
2000-01    Dartmouth    ECAC    34    5    21    26    52    -    -    -    -    -
2001-02    Dartmouth    ECAC    32    5    16    21    38    -    -    -    -    -
2002-03    Dartmouth    ECAC    34    8    16    24    28    -    -    -    -    -
2003-04    Worcester    AHL    63    7    13    20    22    9    2    2    4    2
    Peoria    ECHL    6    0    0    0    0    -    -    -    -    -
2004-05    Worcester    AHL    40    1    6    7    18    -    -    -    -    -
    Peoria    ECHL    33    6    12    18    28    -    -    -    -    -
2005-06    Peoria    AHL    51    3    18    21    47    3    0    1    1    0
    Wheeling    ECHL    2    0    3    3    3    -    -    -    -    -

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