NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Built to physically dominate the center-ice position with moderate offensive potential.


Observations

Click to Expand

March 2022 – Barron was traded to the Winnipeg Jets at the NHL deadline. There is a need for centre depth in Winnipeg and Barron could make the team sooner than later. Pat Quinn

January 2021 – Morgan Barron has been named to the New York Rangers taxi squad to begin the 2021 campaign. What this essentially means is that Barron will be a part of the short-list when it comes time to replace an injured or unavailable player from the teams’ active list. This could be a great opportunity for Barron to get comfortable with the Rangers current roster, however, in the short-term it will be difficult to evaluate his growth and performance. Considering some of the fringe players who have been named to the active roster, it’s possible that Barron swaps places to the full-fledged active roster at some point throughout the season. Brayden Olafson

August 2020 – The New York Rangers 2017 sixth-round draft-pick has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the team, beginning in the 2020-21 season.  Ideally, Barron will see some development time in a more prominent role with the Wolfpack at some point throughout the season, but considering the uncertainty surrounding the format which AHL will proceed next year, it would not be entirely surprising to see him get a taste of the NHL early on. Long term, he will compete with Brett Howden and Filip Chytil for a middle-six center role. Brayden Olafson

July 2020 – After Ivy League colleges declared that all fall sports will be canceled, the future of the Cornell senior-to-be, among many other NHL prospects just got a little more interesting. Although the possibility of collegiate sports picking back up in the winter semester still exists, this could wind up being the little push that Barron needs to get him into the pro circuit sooner rather than later. Brayden Olafson

January 2020 – The Cornell junior is off to yet another strong season with the Big Red, and this year, as the teams’ captain. At 21 years old, the team’s leading scorer will be an intriguing player to watch in the spring as it could be the Ranger’s final opportunity to exclusively negotiate a contract with him. He’s proven to be a reliable 200-foot player in the ECAC, but translating that success to the NHL, or even AHL will be no small task. If the Ranger’s fail to secure a contract with the eldest Barron brother this summer, expect him to be one of the most sought after senior UFA’s at the end of next season.  Brayden Olafson

March 2019 – A tremendous breakout season at Cornell University has Barron rocketing up the Ranger’s center depth chart. While Barron’s offensive game has undergone a positive transformation, the sophomore has also earned recognition for his defensive play by being named one of the top-three defensive players in the ECAC. Despite conflicting rumors of him considering leaving college early, it now appears that Barron will hold-out until his graduation. The NCAA has proven to be an excellent breeding ground for late-blooming prospects, and this sixth-round draft-pick could very well be next. Brayden Olafson

September 2018 – In his freshman year at Cornell University, the former sixth-round pick tallied five goals and thirteen assists through a 33-game schedule. The product of Halifax is reliable on both sides of the puck, but lacks the offensive instinct that teams expect from an impactful center. His skill set doesn’t rival top offensive prospects, and may only get him as far as the Rangers’ farm system, if he does in fact earn a contract. If he can develop his toolbox further in the next three college campaigns he could challenge that status, but for now he remains a relatively low-profile prospect. Brayden Olafson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth December 2, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 6; Overall: 174

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Halifax Jr. MooseheadsQC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2011-2012 Halifax ACCEL Physio U15NSU15MHL35 5 1116 6|        
  Halifax ACCEL Physio U15NS Bantam Prov.5 2 24 0|        
 2012-2013 Halifax ACCEL Physio U15NSU15MHL31 21 1940 10|Playoffs2 1 12
  Halifax ACCEL Physio U15NS Bantam Prov.6 2 24 4|        
 2013-2014 Newbridge Academy GladiatorsNSU18MHL32 13 619 6|Playoffs17 5 510
 2014-2015 Newbridge Academy GladiatorsNSU18MHL34