Canadiens sign Byron to 4-year, $13.6M extension

The Montreal Canadiens and forward Paul Byron have agreed to a four-year, $13.6-million contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

Byron's new deal will pay him $3.4 million annually beginning in 2019-20, when he was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. Until then, he'll count for $1.116 million against Montreal's cap as he plays out the final season of his current contract.

The 29-year-old joined the Canadiens in 2015-16, and last season marked his second consecutive 20-goal campaign.

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