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Flames sign Paul Byron

Wednesday, 04.07.2012 / 4:57 PM / News
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Flames sign Paul Byron

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Paul Byron.

"Paul was a very valuable depth player for us last season and had a solid playoff-run with Abbotsford," said General Manager Jay Feaster. "Paul looked right at home during his various recalls to Calgary and he demonstrated that he can score goals at the NHL level. He continues to knock on the door of becoming a full-time NHL player, and we are confident that given his commitment, dedication and solid work ethic he will take the steps necessary to make the jump to the next level."

Byron, a native of Ottawa, Ontario played 22 games with the Flames this season recording 3 goals and 2 assists. In another 39 games with the Heat, he had 7 goals and 14 assists along with 40 penalty minutes.

Contract terms: One year two way contract with an AAV of $585,000 / $105,000.

#32 PAUL BYRON - CENTER

BORN: Ottawa, ON DATE: April 27, 1989

HEIGHT: 5’10’’ WEIGHT: 180 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: BUF – 6th round (179th overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft

HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Buffalo along with Chris Butler in exchange for Robyn Regehr, Alex Kotalik and Calgary’s 2nd round pick in 2012 NHL Draft

 Season
 Club
 League
GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
 2006-07
 Gatineau
 QMJHL
68 21 23 44 46 5 5 1 6 2
 2007-08
 Gatineau
 QMJHL
52 37 31 68 25 19 21 11 32 12
 2008-09
 Gatineau
 QMJHL
64 33 66 99 32 10 2 14 16 4
 2009-10
 Portland
 AHL
57 14 19 33 59 4 0 0 0 0
 2010-11
 Portland
 AHL
67 26 27 53 52 12 2 5 7 6
 2010-11
 Buffalo
 NHL
8 1 1 2 2 - - - - -
 2011-12
 Abbotsford
 AHL
39 7 14 21 40 8 1 3 4 2
 2011-12
 Calgary
 NHL
22 3 2 5 2 - - - - -
 
 TOTALS
 NHL
30 4 3 7 4 - - - - -