The Montreal Canadiens sign Paul Byron to a four-year contract extension
The Canadiens lock up their two-time 20-goal-scorer,
The Montreal Canadiens and Paul Byron have agreed to a four-year contract extension.
The Canadiens have signed forward Paul Byron to a 4-year contract extension (AAV of $3.4M) through the 2022-23 season. #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/WKcjND98cT— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 23, 2018
Byron was a waiver pickup by the Canadiens, as they added him from the Calgary Flames organization at the start of the 2015-16 season. He signed a three-year contract after his first year with his new club, and now gets a lengthy extension with still one year remaining on that original deal.
He has played 225 games with the Canadiens since being acquired, and has scored at least 20 goals in each of the last two seasons. The Canadiens seem to fully expect he can carry that production well into his 30s, bringing both speed and a veteran presence to the team as they start to fill the roster up with their prospects in the coming years.
The new extension will pay him $3.4 million per season starting in 2019-20. He will earn $1.167 million on the final year of his current deal.
Paul Byron: 19-20 $4M, 20-21 $2.8M, 21-22 $4M, 22-24 $2.8M @CanadiensMTL @TVASports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) September 23, 2018
should also mention the deal does not have any trade restrictions (no NTC) nor any SB money...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 23, 2018