ORONO – Former Maine Black Bear forward, Blaine Byron, has inked a contract with the Florida Panthers.
The talented forward broke out in 2016 playing alongside fellow senior Cam Brown. Byron led Maine with 41 points and 18 goals, but will have to prove himself to make it to the big club.
He will start the season with the Panther’s AHL affiliate, Springfield Thunderbirds.
Springfield’s season begins Sept. 29 versus the Providence Bruins.