Ryan O'Byrne Recalled By Canadiens from Hamilton Bulldogs

Gary WhittakerCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2009


The Montreal Canadiens announced today that defenseman Ryan O’Byrne has been recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

O’Byrne, assigned to the Bulldogs on Dec. 31, 2008, scored five points (one goal, four assists), posted a plus-7 rating, and served 27 penalty minutes in 13 games this season with Hamilton. The 6'6", 228-pound blueliner, who started the season in Montreal, collected three points (three assists) with 23 penalty minutes in 22 games with the Canadiens in 2008-09.

O'Byrne, 24, was a Canadiens third-round selection, 79th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

O'Byrne will join the Habs for their road swing, including games vs. the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning.