Bowen Byram

Colorado Avalanche
Richmond News

Fantasy Summary

Shifty, creative defender, who skates well and boasts a rocket of a shot. Capable of big minutes and big point totals.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 13, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 4

Observations

June 2019 – As predicted in many mock drafts, the Avalanche selected Bowen Byram with the 4th-overall pick of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. This was a best-player-available pick, as he will now join an organization with a plethora of top-end young blueliners. He may be ready for limited NHL duties already, but unless something gives on a crowded roster its a safe bet to say he’ll wait until 2020 to join the club. This isn’t a knock on the player – he will become even more dominant and prepare to blow the league away on a future Byram-Makar pairing. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2019 – Byram was the first defender to lead the WHL playoffs in scoring. The 17-year-old did all he could to help his team to the league Championship but fell in seven games to Prince Albert. He concluded the post-season with eight goals and 26 points in 22 contests. He was named a WHL First Team All-Star. Byram will be the first defender off of the board this June and has a fighting chance of starting 2019-20 in the NHL. Cam Robinson

June 2019 – Byram was officially measured at 6-foot-0.75 and 195 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

November 2018 – The Vancouver Giants’ defender is off to a terrific start to his draft-eligible campaign. He began the year with a gold medal at the Hlinka U18 tournament where he produced four points in five games. Thus far in the WHL, he’s produced five goals and 14 points in 18 games. The mobile blueliner loves to engage offensively and has the ability to embarrass opposing wingers as he dangles with impunity on the blue line. He owns a big shot but can also saucer it through traffic. A tremendous skater with a big upside. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Lethbridge Golden Hawks Btm AAA AMBHL 33 12 15 27 40 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 10 
 2015-2016 Lethbridge Golden Hawks Btm AAA AMBHL 34 22 37 59 32 | Playoffs 12 5 7 12 12 
  Team South Alberta Cup - - - - - |          
 2016-2017 Vancouver Giants WHL 11 0 0 0 8 |          
  Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA AMHL 8 3 5 8 6 |          
  Yale Hockey Academy Prep CSSHL 20 5 24 29 32 | Playoffs 3 1 3 4
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 4 0 1 1 2 |          
 2017-2018 Team Red U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Vancouver Giants WHL 60 6 21 27 52 | Playoffs 7 3 4 7
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 1 4 5 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Vancouver Giants WHL 67 26 45 71 80 | Playoffs 22 8 18 26 18 
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 3 4 8 |          

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