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Fantasy Summary

Barratt has all the tools to become a top-six center at the NHL level. His ability to control the game on both offence and defence at this stage of his development raises his already high ceiling a little higher.


Observations

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June 2022 – Evan Barratt has played two seasons with the Rockford Icehogs. In the 2021/2022 regular season he posted an underwhelming 14 goals and 14 assists in 63 games along with only one assist in five playoff games. Barrett was drafted back in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He has since turned 23 in February and the prospect competition is starting to pile up behind him. Currently it’s safe to assume Towes, Dach and possibly Strome (who had a strong end to the season) will be occupying the top three centre roles. Also factor in players such as Borgstom, Kurashev and Johnson – Barrett’s chance to crack the fourth line seems unlikely. Rumors coming out of Chicago indicate that they may be up for a full rebuild under new GM Kyle Davidson. If that were to happen the Blackhawks may be willing to trade away their top players for draft picks and high end prospects, all of which would all likely be ahead of Barratt. Puneet Sharma

October 2020- Barratt is waiting for camp to start rather than playing in Europe. Bet on him starting the season in Rockford. Tony Carr

April 2020 – Barratt has signed a three-year entry-level contract worth a reported $870,000 per season. The 90th overall pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft led the Penn State Nittany Lions, averaging a point per game in his junior season. The roster is loaded with bottom six talent so earning a spot with the big club will take a top-notch performance at camp. Tony Carr

December 2018 – Barratt has been named to Tea