Bowen Byram had a standout year and was picked fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft

Bowen Byram goes fourth overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

The Cranbrook native was picked by the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL draft

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram has been selected fourth overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

The Vancouver Giants defenceman had a standout year and was the highest-ranked defenseman in the draft. The NHL Central Scouting ranked him the second North American skater.

During the Giants’ 2018/19 regular season, Byram played 67 games recording 26 goals and 45 assists for 71 points.

Byram helped the Giants to the Western Hockey League Championships against the Prince Albert Raiders, which the Raiders won Game 7 in overtime.

During the playoff campaign, Byram led all skaters with 26 points for 8 goals and 18 assists.

Byram also represented Canada on the international stage at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, the 2018 World Under-18 Championship and the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Just over a week ago Byram celebrated his 18th birthday and will now get the chance to celebrate being an NHL first-round draft pick.

Former Kootenay Ice, now Winnipeg Ice captain Peyton Krebs was also drafted in the first round.

Krebs went 17th overall to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Krebs suffered a torn Achille tendon earlier in the year while he was training.

In the 2018/19 season, Krebs finished with 18 goals and 49 assists for 68 points in 64 games. That was the highest point total on the Ice team.



jessica.dempsey@cranbrooktownsman.com

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