March 12, 1991 |
Winkler, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||119th overall, 2009
Byron Froese (born March 12, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Froese was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
On May 31, 2011, the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL signed Froese to a three-year entry level contract. He split the majority of his contract between affiliates, the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.
In the final year of his entry level deal with the Blackhawks in the 2013–14 season, he was reassigned from the IceHogs to the Cincinnati Cyclones, where he largely contributed to their Kelly Cup final appearance with 25 points in 23 games. As a free agent from the Blackhawks, Froese opted to remain with the Cyclones, signing a one-year deal on August 14, 2014.
Froese was loaned by the Cyclones to the San Antonio Rampage to begin the 2014–15 season. After he was returned to Cincinnati, he was later loaned to the Toronto Marlies. In a successful stint with the Marlies, Froese was signed for the remainder of the season by the Marlies on January 7, 2015.
On July 3, 2015, Froese was signed by the Marlies parent affiliate, the Toronto Maple Leafs, to a two-year entry-level contract. Early into the 2015–16 season, Froese received his first recall from the Marlies to the NHL on October 23, 2015. On the following day, Froese made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs in a 5-3 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens. On December 19, 2015, Froese scored his first NHL goal against the Kings. Froese would finish the season with just 5 points in 56 games, however he earned high praise from both coach Mike Babcock and the media for his great defensive play.
In the 2016–17 season, on February 27, 2017, Froese was traded by the Maple Leafs to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with a conditional second round draft choice in 2017 in exchange for center Brian Boyle.
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||70||43||38||81||37||9||5||2||7||4|
|2014–15||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||56||2||3||5||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||2||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Blackhawks sign three prospects to contract". 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- Cincinnati Cyclones (2014-08-14). "Cyclones re-sign MacDonald, Froese". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
- Toronto Marlies (2015-01-07). "Marlies have signed Byron Froese". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-01-07.
- "Maple Leafs sign Byron Forese to two-year contract". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
- "Canadiens stay perfect by defeating Maple Leafs". National Hockey League. 2015-10-24. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
- "Bolts acquire Froese, 2nd round pick from Toronto for Boyle". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
- Byron Froese career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Byron Froese's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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