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Byfield was the first overall pick in the 2018 OHL Draft and won both OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Rookie of the Year. In 2018–19, he put up 29 goals and 61 points in 64 games.

 

After his second overall selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Byfield was signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract on October 16, 2020. He was assigned to the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) roster to begin the 2020–21 season where he played on a line with Akil Thomas and Devante Smith-Pelly.

 

His line became the first all-Black line in professional hockey since Herb Carnegie, Ossie Carnegie, and Manny McIntyre in the 1940s. During their first game together, Thomas recorded a natural hat-trick and his line combined for six points in the eventual win.

 

On April 28, 2021, Byfield made his NHL debut in a 3–2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. In October 2021, Byfield fractured his ankle, delaying what was a potential inside track to be the Kings fourth line center.

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10 minutes ago, Brewin Flames said:

Byfield was the first overall pick in the 2018 OHL Draft and won both OHL Rookie of the Year and CHL Rookie of the Year. In 2018–19, he put up 29 goals and 61 points in 64 games.

 

After his second overall selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Byfield was signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract on October 16, 2020. He was assigned to the Kings' American Hockey League (AHL) roster to begin the 2020–21 season where he played on a line with Akil Thomas and Devante Smith-Pelly.

 

His line became the first all-Black line in professional hockey since Herb Carnegie, Ossie Carnegie, and Manny McIntyre in the 1940s. During their first game together, Thomas recorded a natural hat-trick and his line combined for six points in the eventual win.

 

On April 28, 2021, Byfield made his NHL debut in a 3–2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. In October 2021, Byfield fractured his ankle, delaying what was a potential inside track to be the Kings fourth line center.

 

Just a little correction...Byfield went 2nd overall.  

 

I think he's going to be a good player for the Kings, but it'll take him some time. There's a lot of good young pieces there. 

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