500 game NHL veteran forced to retire at 34 due to injuries

Published August 15, 2023 at 10:06 PM

Injuries are part of the game of a hockey. Most of the time players are able to overcome those injuries. Unfortunately every once and awhile those injuries become insurmountable and lead to the end of a player's career.

That's the case for former Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron. Today Montreal Canadiens General Manager Kent Hughes announced that the team expects Byron to officially file his NHL retirement papers.

Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes says Paul Byron is expected to retire prior to the upcoming season.

Byron hasn't played a game since April 19th of 2022. Byron sat out all of last season due to his injured hip. A hip he'd previously had surgery on to repair a femoroacetabular impingement. Byron described the injury as being from, "just years and years of a lot of wear and tear."

Byron ends his career playing 521 games. In his career he scored 98 goals and added 110 assists.
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