|Assets:||Has good breakaway speed and is a solid two-way forward with a little offensive upside. Does not play scared. Can play both wing and center.|
|Flaws:||His lack of size will be an issue for as long as he's playing professional hockey, particularly defensively. Lacks high-end talent.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive but versatile forward with a little upside.|
|QMJHL||Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|2/23/2015||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/12/2015||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/03/2014||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Calgary Flames did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/11/2014||Missed 4 games (personal reasons).|
|4/03/2014||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|1/24/2014||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|1/22/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/28/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/18/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|7/20/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year two-way contract.|
|7/02/2013||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/21/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|4/14/2013||Missed 30 games (fractured left hand).|
|4/14/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/14/2013||Fractured left hand, injured reserve.|
|2/12/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|7/04/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/23/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/12/2012||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|1/20/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|12/19/2011||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|11/25/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|11/10/2011||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/30/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|6/25/2011||Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres.|
|2/23/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|2/02/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|2/01/2011||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|1/22/2011||Recalled from Portland (AHL).|
|10/02/2010||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|9/22/2009||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|6/01/2009||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry level contract.|
|9/23/2008||Returned to his junior team (Gatineau-QMJHL).|
|9/24/2007||Returned to his junior team (Gatineau-QMJHL).|
|6/25/2011||Calgary Flames traded Robyn Regehr, Ales Kotalik and a 2nd round selection in 2012 to the Buffalo Sabres for Chris Butler and Paul Byron.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round (179th overall) in 2007.|
Flames agree to terms with Paul Byron | 07/04/2014 8:50 AM
NewsPaul Byron has signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames.
ImpactThe team ultimately decided to keep Byron despite the fact that they declined to give him a qualifying offer. The financial terms aren't known, but Byron did get a one-way contract. He had seven goals and 21 points in 47 contests in 2013-14.
Paul Byron gets five and a game for hit | 04/14/2014 6:51 AM
NewsPaul Byron picked up a five minute major for boarding and a game misconduct for his hit on Daniel Sedin Sunday.
ImpactByron could be hearing from the NHL for the hit as this is frowned upon and rightly so. "I didn't think it was a dirty hit. That wasn't my intention at all. I hope he's OK," Byron said. Stay tuned.
| 04/12/2014 1:56 AM
NewsPaul Byron returned to action on Friday April 11.
Paul Byron misses Wednesday's contest | 04/10/2014 8:52 AM
NewsPaul Byron skipped Wednesday's game to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
ImpactCongratulations to Byron and his growing family. It's not clear yet if Byron will be available for Friday's game, but we think he probably will end up playing.
Paul Byron has established himself in NHL | 03/20/2014 8:41 AM
NewsPaul Byron is finding he has more drive as he gets older.
Impact"I think it's just come with maturity," Byron, 24, said. "Every day in practice, I try to be the best player on the ice. Maybe in the past with some of the guys like (Jarome) Iginla and those older guys, I was just trying to get by in practice. Maybe kind of hide. Now, I want to be first in every drill. I want to improve. I want to get better. I want to show I belong in this league." It's helped because Byron has finally established himself as a regular in the league, to the point where the Flames advised him just before the Olympic break to get a place in Calgary. He has five goals and 17 points in 38 games with the Flames this season.
Paul Byron scored on power play in win | 03/15/2014 8:46 AM
NewsPaul Byron scored for Calgary in its 4-3 shootout win against the Stars on Friday night.
ImpactByron's power-play goal came in the third period to cut the deficit to 3-2. He has four goals and 16 points this season.
| 01/25/2014 1:26 AM
NewsPaul Byron returned to action on Friday January 24.
Paul Byron out with a lower-body injury | 01/21/2014 9:06 AM
NewsPaul Byron sustained a lower-body injury during Monday's game.
ImpactByron has two goals and 10 points in 25 contests in 2013-14. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Paul Byron scores second of the season | 12/22/2013 5:40 AM
NewsPaul Byron scored his second goal of the season on Saturday.
ImpactThe goal gives Byron six points in 11 games, not bad production from an energy player. He is worth looking at in very deep pools.
Paul Byron heating up in last two games | 12/15/2013 6:26 AM
NewsPaul Byron had a goal and an assist in the Flames 2-1 win Saturday.
ImpactThat gives the bottom-six energy player four points in his last two games and five points in seven NHL games this season. The 24-year-old saw 14:20 minutes of action and has provided a nice boost to the Flames since his recall from the minors. He is worth owning in deep leagues if he can maintain this pace but do not expect him to do so.
Paul Byron gets two assists Thursday | 12/13/2013 9:08 AM
NewsPaul Byron has two assists in Calgary's 2-1 win on Thursday.
ImpactByron now has three points in six games this season. The 24-year-old forward also has five goals and 13 assists in 23 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Paul Byron sets up a goal on Saturday | 12/01/2013 6:17 AM
NewsPaul Byron played only 5:39 minutes on Saturday but set up the Flames first goal.
ImpactByron managed to pass the puck to Blair Jones who had the empty net and easily scored a shorthanded goal that gave the Flames a 1-0 lead. Byron had five goals and 18 points in 22 AHL games before his recall. He has no fantasy value in traditional pools.
Calgary calls up Paul Byron | 11/29/2013 8:52 AM
NewsPaul Byron has been called up by the Calgary Flames.
ImpactThe Flames are pretty battered, so this is potentially a significant opportunity for Byron. He has five goals and 18 points in 22 AHL games this season.
Paul Byron doesn't make the cut in Calgary | 09/18/2013 6:49 PM
NewsPaul Byron has failed to make the Calgary Flames' roster.
ImpactByron will instead start the season with the AHL Abbotsford Heat. He has four goals and eight points in 34 career NHL games.
Flame Paul Byron seeking to seize opportunity | 09/14/2013 9:24 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames are looking for a productive season from center Paul Byron.
ImpactThe speedy 24-year-old started last season playing on a line with Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross when he was slashed and broke his left hand - on his fourth shift in. He had surgery and had pins put in but they weren't put in properly and the procedure needed to be redone. "And while that happened, they put one of the pins through a tendon," Byron said. "So, after everything was done correctly, it was a little bit of a longer process because of all the swelling in my hand." When the Flames started spiralling toward a fourth consecutive season without playoffs, trades began happening, changes were visible, and - most notably for Byron - opportunities were to be had. In the end, the Ottawa native collected 15 points in 38 games for Abbotsford of the AHL and was summoned for three of Calgary's final four games of the season and had an assist. ""But I'm in camp now and I'm going to seize this opportunity," Byron said.
Flames give Paul Byron a two-way contract | 07/20/2013 10:09 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames gave Paul Byron a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday.
ImpactThe small forward received a deal that's worth $643,500 at the NHL level and $125K in the AHL. He has eight points in 34 career games (26 with Calgary, eight with Buffalo).
| 04/22/2013 1:53 AM
NewsPaul Byron was activated from the IL on Sunday April 21.
Paul Byron (hands) goes to Flames' IR | 02/14/2013 6:05 PM
NewsPaul Byron has been placed on injured reserve by the Calgary Flames.
ImpactHe suffered a fractured hand in his season debut Wednesday night. There's no timetable for his return.
Paul Byron exits game with a fractured hand | 02/14/2013 10:04 AM
NewsPaul Byron's season debut on Wednesday was short-lived.
ImpactByron logged just 2:51 minutes before leaving the game after being slashed by Dallas' Derek Roy. Byron has a fractured hand, so it will probably be a while before he ends up playing again.
Paul Byron to make season debut on top line | 02/13/2013 3:47 PM
NewsPaul Byron will make his season debut Wednesday night after he was brought up from the minors Tuesday.
ImpactHe was brought up as Ben Street was sent back to AHL Abbotsford. Byron skated in 22 games with the Flames last year, where had three goals and five points. He will start Wednesday's contest on the same line as Curtis Glencross and Jarome Iginla against the Stars.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsPaul Byron was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
|Goals||2||vs. Ari||Nov 13||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Car||Oct 23||2|
|Points||2||3 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 20||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||4 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Dec 27||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Feb 16||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Chi||Nov 20||1|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Chi||Nov 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||56 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Feb 16||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Det||last:Jan 7||1|
|Shots||4||vs. Ott||Nov 15||5|
|Penalty Minutes||27||2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2013-14 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2013-14 (Cgy)|
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