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Avalanche sign CSSHL alum Byram

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League alum Bowen Byram to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Byram, 18, netted 29 points (5-24-29) in 20 games with the Yale Midget Prep team during the 2016-17 season, along with adding four points (1-3-4) in three games at the 2017 CSSHL Championships.

The Cranbrook, B.C. product was named the 2017 CSSHL Midget Prep Division’s Top Defenceman.

Byram has spent the past two seasons with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and is coming off a 71-point (26-45-71) regular season, along with adding 26 points (8-18-26) in 22 post-season games. The six-foot defenceman led all WHL defencemen in goals during the 2018-19 season with 26 and was named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team.

Byram was selected by the Avalanche in the first round, fourth overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.