June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero announces the Penguins first round draft choice in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pens Draft Forward Blaine Byron 179th Overall

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The Pittsburgh Penguins selected center Blaine Byron in the sixth-round (179th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft Sunday.

Byron, 18, has played in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) for the past three seasons.

This past 2012-13 campaign, Byron played 51 games between the Kemptville 73s and the Smiths Falls Bears, where he recorded 52 points (12G, 40A) and totaled 24 penalty minutes.

Byron won the CCHL’s Top Prospect award for 2012-13 and will play at the University of Maine next season.

 

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