Byram is widely regarded as the best defenseman in the entire 2019 NHL Draft class. At this point, he’d probably be the best defenseman on the Blackhawks as well. That’s the unfortunate truth.
Bowen Byram is a left-handed defenseman who stands at 6’0″ 183 lbs as a 17-year-old (18 on June 13). He is a really strong three-zone player. If we’re talking about skillsets, Byram checks off every intangible. His speed, puckhandling, awareness, and decision-making skills are elite. He also possesses a strong and accurate shot.
This scouting report on eliteprospects.com says it all,
“An exceptionally gifted defenceman that knows his strengths and plays by them.