Avalanche signs Bo Byram, the first of two 2019 first-round draft picks

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Avalanche signs Bo Byram, the first of two 2019 first-round draft picks
Avalanche signs Bo Byram, the first of two 2019 first-round draft picks

As expected, the Avalanche signed 2019 first-round draft pick Bo Byram to his NHL entry-level contract, announcing the three-year, $2.775 million deal Friday. Byram, 18, who was selected No. 4 overall in June, is a major-junior player with the Vancouver Giants, so he can participate in the Avs' training camp and play nine NHL regular-season games before returning to the Giants for the rest of the season. If he plays 10 games with the Avalanche, he will remain in the NHL the entire season. NCAA players like Boston College incoming freshman forward Alex Newhook — the Avs' other 2019 first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall) — can't sign with an NHL team and are not permitted to participate in training

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