Team: Dallas Stars
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Fantasy Summary

Efficient puck mover from the back end who uses powerful strides to jump into the rush. Still a work in progress, his combination of size and skill give him potential as a two-way, puck moving defenceman at the NHL level.


Observations

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June 2022 – Dipping significantly to the 5th round of the 2021 draft, Bar has elements of a great NHL defenseman. Standing at 6-2 and weighing in at 194 pounds, Bar plays a physical but calculated game, and his shot is already at a professional level. Bar’s actual NHL certainty is questionable, as his agility leaves something to be desired, with uninspiring acceleration, speed and pivots, and an overall disappointing hockey IQ, however, playing on a strong Harvard team in the NCAA, he has the time to improve on these aspects of his game, and if he does, his upside is a top-four, if not top-pairing NHL defenseman. Expect Bar to stay in the NCAA for a while, with a realstic timeline for his jump to pro-hockey being in 2025-26. Aaron Itovitch

July 2021 – Bar was selected in the fifth round, 138th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2021 NHL Draft. Dave Hall

March 2021 – Bar made the jump to the USHL this season and has looked more comfortable with each passing game. He has managed to put up solid offensive numbers with the Chicago Steel, usually playing second pair minutes with li