During the NHL Entry Draft 2000 Bayda was chosen as the 80th overall player in the third round by the Carolina Hurricanes. During the 2001/ 02 season, he ran for the first time the Hurricanes farm team, the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League. His NHL debut for Carolina he gave during the 2002/ 03 season.
On 3 July 2007, the Hurricanes Baydas contract extended by a year. This two-way contract Bayda brought 475,000 U.S. dollars. For playing in the AHL, he also received a further $ 100,000.
On 1 July 2008 his expiring contract was extended for another year. This earned him another 475,000 U.S. dollars.
Awards and achievements
(End of season 2008/ 09)