Off The Post: Bowen Byram Hockey Cards, Colorado Avalanche – In the latest edition of Off The Post, Bowen Byram chats with Russ Cohen at the 2019 NHL Rookie Showcase.
Byram was picked up by Colorado in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft as the fourth overall pick after an incredible 2018-19 season with the Vancouver Giants. After two seasons of finding his spot with the club, Byram exploded that year, tallying 71 points in 67 games and adding 26 points in 22 playoff games.
The performance not only caught the eye of the Avalanche, but also Hockey Canada, who named Byram to the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship team. Byram captured gold in that tournament and, perhaps not surprisingly, was brought back for the 2021 tourney which just wrapped up. As co-captain, Byram helped Canada return to the finals, but this time the red and white fell to the United States in the Finals.
The big question on everyone’s mind now is whether Byram will be headed to the Colorado Avalanche or return to the Vancouver Giants for a final season of junior hockey (he is ineligible to play in the AHL currently). Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now offered the following in his Scott Takes column this past October:
The problem with Byram returning to the WHL is that, well, some seem to think he’s overstayed his welcome, so to speak. By most accounts, he’s a man amongst boys in the Western Hockey League, routinely making his competition look silly. Playing against older competition in the American League would be beneficial, but as we know, that’s not an avenue he’s allowed to take.
Regardless of where he plays, Byram’s rookie card season will continue with a strong following. Upper Deck included the rearguard in the 2020-21 Series One Young Guns subset, and he has also been announced for Synergy, releasing on Friday.
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Off The Post: Bowen Byram Hockey Cards, Colorado Avalanche
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