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Bowen Byram Named a First Team Western Conference All-Star

March 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Giants in conjunction with the Western Hockey League are pleased to announce that 2001-born defenceman Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C.) has been named a first team Western Conference All-Star for 2018-19. The first and second all-star teams for both the Western and Eastern Conference were announced earlier today by the WHL. The full list of all-stars can be found here.

In his second full WHL season Bowen Byram finished with 26 goals and 45 assists for 71 points in 67 games. His 26 goals marked a new single-season high for goals by a Giants defenceman and his 71 points put him second on the team in outright scoring and third in league scoring among all WHL blueliners. Byram's milestones didn't stop there. Six of Byram's 26 goals this season were overtime winners - A new single-season WHL record. Last week Byram received four team awards including: The Sultan Thiara Plus-Minus Award (+33), the 3-Stars Award, the Pat Quinn Defenceman of the Year Award and the P.C. Toigo Most Valuable Player Award. In 138 career WHL games with the Giants Byram has posted 32 goals and 66 assists for 98 points. He is considered a top prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft which takes place in Vancouver in June. He was originally selected by the Giants with the third overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

Internationally he has represented Canada on three occasions: The 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Gold Medal), The 2018 World Under-18's and the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (Silver Medal). Earlier this season he along with teammate David Tendeck both represented Team WHL in the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

PREVIOUS VANCOUVER GIANTS LEAGUE ALL-STARS

2017-18 Ty Ronning, 2nd Team Western Conference

David Tendeck, 2nd Team Western Conference

2011-12 Brendan Gallagher, 1st Team Western Conference

2010-11 Brendan Gallagher, 1st Team Western Conference

2009-10 Craig Cunningham, 1st Team Western Conference

Kevin Connauton, 1st Team Western Conference

2008-09 Jonathon Blum, 1st Team Western Conference

Evander Kane, 1st Team Western Conference

Casey Pierro-Zabotel, 1st Team Western Conference

2006-07 Cody Franson, 1st Team Western Conference

2005-06 Paul Albers, 1st Team Western Conference

Dustin Slade, 1st Team Western Conference

2004-05 Gilbert Brule, 1st Team Western Conference

2003-04 Adam Courchaine, 1st Team Western Conference

The Giants will take the ice for Game 1 of their first-round WHL Playoff matchup with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 PM at the Langley Events Centre.





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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram receives congratulations from the bench
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram receives congratulations from the bench

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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram against the Swift Current Broncos
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram against the Swift Current Broncos

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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram


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