Denver Police mistakes Bowen Byram for fan at Stanley Cup parade
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This is the funniest moment of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup parade.

Denver Police mistook 21-year-old Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram for a fan at the Av’s Stanley Cup parade on Thursday. Byram is the youngest member of the Avalanche and was born in the year 2001.

Colorado’s Stanley Cup parade began Thursday morning at Civic Center Park. Byram got separated from the team and found himself amongst fans watching the parade. The young d-man had to jump a barrier in order to re-join his teammates.

Denver Police spotted Byram jumping the barrier and reached out with a hand to stop him. The cop pointed at Byram to turn back and he had to explain to the police officer that he plays for the team.

Check out Denver PD mistakenly stopping Byram in this hilarious clip:


Luckily, Byram was able to laugh it off and get back with his teammates. While it would be ideal for the officer to know the appearance of all the players, we can’t totally fault him. Byram has only played 49 career NHL games and is among the NHL’s youngest players.

Byram may be the youngest player on the Avalanche, but he’s making the most of the Cup celebration. After the Avs won Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup, Byram was seen enthusiastically leaving Amalie Arena. “F*ck yeah! F*ckin’ post that on Twitter!”, Byram exclaimed as he was walking out.

Byram also provided one of the best quotes at the Avs’ Cup parade. “The last four days, I don’t remember much,” Byram said (implying alcohol consumption). He thanked everyone for the support and seems to be having the time of his life.

Byram played a huge role in the Avs’ Stanley Cup run, recording nine assists and a plus-15 rating in 30 games while leading the team in even-strength ice time. Colorado has no shortage of riches on defense with Byram, Cale Makar, Devon Toews, and Samuel Girard.

Byram was outstanding on the ice for the Avalanche in the playoffs, and he also provided the best off-ice moment of the Stanley Cup celebration.