Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dane Byers
Dane Byers was born February 21, 1986 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. The second round, 48th overall selection of the New York Rangers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Byers honed his skills in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders.

An aggressive forward, Byers capped off his four-year stint with the Raiders by registering a career-high 48 points. After a brief five game appearance with the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford in 2005-06, Byers was a regular on the club's roster over the next few seasons. His hard work paid off in his 2007-08 campaign as the Rangers called the Nipawin, Saskatchewan native up for a single game.

On November 12, 2010, Byers was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Chad Kolarik.

The Blue Jackets assigned Byers to the Springfield Falcons of the AHL, where Byers had nine goals and 25 points in 48 games. On February 28, 2011, Byers was once again on the move. Along with Rostislav Klesla. he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto. As a result of the midseason trades, Byers established an AHL record for most games played in a season, with 84.

Byers would rejoin the Blue Jackets on July 11, 2011, signing with the club as an unrestricted free agent.

On July 5, 2012, Byers signed on with the Edmonton Oilers. He was assigned to the clubs AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, to begin the 201213 season. On April 2, 2013, Byers was traded by the Oilers to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Garrett Stafford.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Prince Albert Mintos SMMHL 43 5 15 20 67 3 2 3 5 9
2002-03 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 49 8 6 14 46 -10
2003-04 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 51 9 8 17 134 -5 6 1 2 3 17
2003-04 Canada WJ18-A 7 0 1 1 8 +1
2004-05 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 65 11 9 20 181 -6 17 4 6 10 18
2005-06 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 71 21 27 48 157 -6
2005-06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 5 0 2 2 6 0
2006-07 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 78 17 30 47 213 +6 7 2 0 2 16
2007-08 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2007-08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 73 23 23 46 184 +23 5 2 1 3 2
2008-09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 9 4 3 7 18 -2 6 3 1 4 7
2009-10 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 0 1 31 +1
2009-10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 25 27 52 100 -9
2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 16 3 6 9 25 -4
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 48 9 16 25 95 +8
2010-11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 21 3 9 12 41 -6
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 0 0 0 29 0
2011-12 Springfield Falcons AHL 61 16 23 39 108 -7
2012-13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 58 6 4 10 144 -8
2012-13 Hershey Bears AHL 5 0 0 0 11 -1 1 0 1 1 0
2013-14 Hershey Bears AHL 73 15 22 37 211 +6
NHL Totals 14 1 0 1 60


Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee injury vs. Worcester (AHL), October 31, 2008. Traded to Columbus by NY Rangers for Chad Kolarik, November 11, 2010. Traded to Phoenix by Columbus with Rostislav Klesla for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Columbus. July 11, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 5, 2012. Traded to Washington by Edmonton for Garrett Stafford, April 2, 2013.