Why Bo Byram is more likely to play pro this season
Good observation from colleague Scott MacDonald the other day, about Avalanche top prospect defenseman Bo Byram:
This could be HUGE for Bowen Byram and the Avs.
Byram will get time at NHL camp, can play 6 games w/ the big boys w/o burning a year of ELC, then send him to AHL once (if) that gets going.
NHL time and AHL time. He avoids stagnating in the WHL for another year. Win-win-win. https://t.co/Hnp2CsY203
— Scott MacDonald (@0ffScottFree) December 23, 2020
Byram has spent the last three full seasons playing for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, and has another year of junior eligibility left. Normally, because he’s still only 19, he would not be eligible to play in the American Hockey League, for the Colorado Eagles. But, because this is 2020 and nothing is normal, Byram may be allowed to play in Loveland for the regular season. That is, if the AHL has a regular season, that is.