Just six arbitration cases remain in the NHL.
That’s down from seven on Sunday morning because the Calgary Flames and forward Paul Byron have come to terms on a one-year contract, the team announced on Sunday. Since the team decided not to disclose the terms of the contract — an increasingly silly practice, since it’s leaked seconds later in most cases — Elliotte Friedman confirmed that the deal carries a $900,000 value.
The 26-year-old forward played a career-high 57 games last season, bringing in six goals and 13 assists. While those raw totals aren’t career-highs, his 1.3 P/60 is, accomplished while getting the toughest zone starts of his career at -5.3% ZSO%Rel. That’s a 5.7% shift from the season before.
The #Flames have signed forward Paul Byron to a one year contract. ~ http://t.co/tfGHhasybr pic.twitter.com/OGVSOoHCWl
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 26, 2015
He even managed to put up positive relative possession, with a 2.6 score-adjusted CF%Rel. That’s only a CF% of 46%, but on the possession starved Flames it ranked well.
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Advanced stats via War on Ice.