T-Birds Sign F Blaine Byron to One-Year, One-Way ContractAug 25, 2017
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Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds, proud AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers, announced on Friday that the club has signed forward Blaine Byron to a one-year, one-way AHL contract.
Originally a sixth-round (179th overall) selection by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2013 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-1-inch, 186-pound Byron completed a four-year collegiate career last season with the University of Maine, serving as the Black Bears' assistant captain in his senior year. The 22-year-old forward compiled a team-high 18 goals and led the Black Bears with 41 points in just 36 games in the 2016-17 season.
Over his four-year career with Maine, Byron scored 46 goals and added 62 assists for 108 points in 145 NCAA contests. He is a native of Manotick, Ontario.
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