The Montreal Canadiens have reached terms on a three-year contract extension with forward Paul Byron, the team announced Tuesday evening.
The deal is worth $3.5 million over the term, according to La Presse’s Richard Labbe.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Paul Byron. A fast-skating and versatile forward Paul has been an important addition to our team. He can contribute on the offensive side while being responsible defensively,” said general manager Marc Begervin. “Furthermore, he demonstrates an exemplary attitude and the qualities of a true professional.”
Montreal acquired Byron at the start of the 2015-16 campaign when the Calgary Flames attempted to pass the depth forward through waivers. The $1.167 million AAV represents a nice raise from the $900,000 he’s earning this season.
In his first season with the Habs, the 26-year-old has put up eight goals and 11 points in 40 games.
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