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Barbashev is a physical forward who plays with an edge, and is an extremely tough player to play against. He has good offensive skills and a good shot, but will need to work on developing consistency in his game.


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January 2024 – Barbashev, the well-traveled winger, was recently dealt to Rimouski Oceanic, Alexis Lafreniere’s junior team. After being traded this past summer from the Moncton Wildcats, his QMJHL team from 2020 to 2023, to the Shawinigan Cataractes, the Russian found himself on the move once again, this time to Rimouski. During the 2023-2024 season, the hard-nosed winger appeared in 15 games with Shawinigan, registering nine points. He has now appeared in 14 games with Rimouski, compiling 11 points. Now in his fourth season of QMJHL play, the recently-turned 20-year-old is trying to earn himself an entry-level contract with New York. His point production, however, is in a bit of a decline in comparison to last season, when he posted 65 points in 67 games played. This year, he is on pace for 42 points over a projected 60-game span. Barbashev’s signing rights expire on June 1, 2024. Brendan Ferry

June 2023 – Barbashev, the 161st pick in the 2022 draft, has suited up for the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL over the past three seasons. The Russian posted 10 points in 10 games played for the team in 2020-21, 42 points in 59 games during 2021-22, and 65 points in 67 games this past season. The six foot one left-shot winger hopes to follow in the NHL footsteps of his brother Ivan. For now, however, he is continuing to hone his game, in an attempt to earn an ELC with the Rangers. His exclusive signing rights expire on June 1, 2024. Brendan Ferry


July 2022 – Barbashev, the younger brother of St. Louis Blues player Ivan Barbashev, was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Rangers in the 2022 NHL draft. Last season, Barbashev completed his first full season with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL, after appearing in 16 total games (regular season and playoffs) with Moncton during the 2020-2021 season, posting 12 points in those 16 games.  In 59 games played during 2021-2022 with the Wildcats, Barbashev posted 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 points, followed by one goal in three playoff games. Brendan Ferry

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country RUS
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 18, 2003
Height 6‘1”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 161


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Atlant Mytishchi U16Russia U1619 3 36 36|        
  Atlant Mytishchi U16Russia Region U1611 7 916 -|        
 2019-2020 Atlant Mytishchi U17Russia Region U1719 8 1119 12|        
  Atlant Mytishchi U18Russia U182 0 00 0|        
  Atlant Mytishchi U18 Russia U183 4 37 2|Playoffs6 4 37 33 
 2020-2021 Moncton WildcatsQMJHL10 6 410 12|Playoffs6 2 02
 2021-2022 Moncton WildcatsQMJHL59 15 2742 66|Playoffs3 1 01
 2022-2023 Moncton WildcatsQMJHL67 32 3365 51|Playoffs12 4 48 14 
 2023-2024 Shawinigan CataractesQMJHL15 2 79 10|        
  Rimouski OcéanicQMJHL35 10 1020 22|