LA Kings: Blaine Byron Leaves Ontario for Eisbaren Berlin
After parts of two seasons with the Ontario Reign, forward Blaine Byron leaves the LA Kings organization for Germany.
Eisbaren Berlin just added some offensive punch to their game, signing forward Blaine Byron to a one-year contract. The move marks an end to Byron’s time with the LA Kings organization, having spent parts of the previous two seasons with the AHL’s Ontario Reign.
Blaine Byron was always a fun, reliable scoring forward during his time with the Reign. He heads to Germany where Eisbaren Berlin is conveniently also owned by AEG. https://t.co/1gj0AGtB3x
— Locked On Los Angeles Kings (@LockedOnLAKings) August 23, 2021
A native of Manotick, Ontario, Byron was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins (sixth round, 179th overall) in 2013 but didn’t begin his professional career until 2017 when he joined the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. During the 2019-20 season, though, Byron joined the Reign before scoring an impressive seven goals and 14 assists in 29 games for the club.
This past season, Byron played in 17 games for the Reign, netting six goals and adding six assists.
An underrated talent who is, among other assets, a smooth skater, Byron will hope to add a spark to Eisbaren Berlin this coming season.
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