Justin Barron

2020 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

A Jack-of-all-trades defender. Good in every area of the ice. Barron isn’t flashy but he is effective.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 15, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

February 2020 – Barron has had a bit of a tumultuous season to this point but things seem to be pointing in the right direction. Barron started the season of a bit slower than many had expected, struggling at times as he adapted to playing better competition higher in the lineup and doing so without many of the veteran players from last season. His offensive production regressed slightly and he didn’t seem as comfortable with the puck. Things went from bad to worse at the beginning of December when he was diagnosed with blood clots that have kept him out of action to this point. He has said that he wasn’t feeling right at the beginning of the season and the blood clot issue could have been the culprit. Now for the good news, Barron seems close to returning. During his appearance on the Pipeline Show podcast, he said that everything is on track and he should be ready to return shortly but didn’t give an exact timeline. Barron has a real shot at being selected in the first round in June, especially if he can come back and show that his game is closer to what we all saw last year. Tony Ferrari

August 2019 – Justin Barron begins the year as one of the top defensemen available in the 2020 NHL Draft. He plays a strong two-way game. He is a minute-muncher on the backend that can do everything. He is a high-IQ player who always seems to make the right decision with the puck. Defensively strong, Barron rarely allows an attacker to beat him to the net, often times guiding the offensive player into the corner and keeping them outside. Offensively, Barron isn’t a player that is going to “wow” you with stick handling or exceptional offensive creativity but he makes the smart, safe play that leads to dangerous chances for his team. He has a good shot and makes crisp passes in all three zones.  He is a good playmaker with the puck at the point and he can effectively run a power-play unit from the blueline. As one of three players eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft on the Canadian entry in the World Junior Summer Showcase, Barron primarily played with Bowen Byram. The pair was the most consistent for the Canadian squad and Barron established himself as a contender to make the World Junior team in December. – Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Halifax Jr. Mooseheads QC Int PW 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Halifax Jr. Mooseheads QC Int PW 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Team Nova Scotia U14 (ACC) ACC-U14 - - - - - |          
 2014-2015 Halifax ACCEL Physio U15 NSMBHL 27 1 7 8 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Team Nova Scotia U14 (ACC) ACC-U14 5 0 2 2 4 |          
 2015-2016 Halifax ACCEL Physio U15 NSMBHL 31 8 10 18 26 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  Team Nova Scotia U15 (ACC) ACC-U15 5 1 1 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 Halifax McDonald's NSMMHL 38 6 19 25 2 | Playoffs 9 0 6 6
  Team Nova Scotia QGC-16 5 0 2 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Team Green U17-Dev 3 0 0 0 3 |          
  Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 51 2 19 21 8 | Playoffs 9 0 3 3
  Canada Red U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 2 |          
 2018-2019 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 68 9 32 41 34 | Playoffs 23 2 11 13 10 
  Halifax Mooseheads M-Cup 4 0 1 1 4 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 5 5 0 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 1 1 0 |          
 2019-2020 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 34 4 15 19 6 |          
  QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          

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