Flames Prospect to Watch: Paul Byron

Calgary Flames' prospect Paul Byron.

Calgary Flames' prospect Paul Byron.

Steve MacFarlane, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:18 PM ET

Some in Buffalo believed the only reason the small-but-skilled centre wasn’t in an NHL uniform last season was because the team already had a plethora of puny playmakers, with Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe among those under six feet on the Sabres squad.

The Flames have abandoned their ‘size-matters’ mentality and are trying to stock up some serious offensive talent.

Byron is a speedster who stood out during this summer’s prospects development camp and has been practising with veterans these first couple of days — including top-liner Alex Tanguay.

With a strong camp, Byron could make a big push toward a spot on the big roster.

Matt Stajan and Mikael Backlund will have to watch their backs.


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