12-Year NHL Forward Retires, Joins Canadiens Staff

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that 12-year NHL forward Paul Byron has retired. With that, they have hired the Ottawa native to be a player development consultant. 

It was reported earlier this summer that Byron would be retiring, and now it has officially come to fruition. Although his days as a player with the Canadiens are over, he is now set to help their young players off the ice. 

Byron dealt with a serious hip injury during the final years of his career. This issue made him miss the entirety of this past season because of it. With that, he appeared in only 27 games for the Canadiens during the 2021-22 season.

Overall, Byron had a strong career that really took off following his waiver claim by the Canadiens. In 521 career NHL games, he had 95 goals, 110 assists, and 208 points. 

We here at NHLTR would like to wish Byron a happy retirement!

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