Travis Barron

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of player's Twitter

Fantasy Summary

Potential bottom-six grinder who racks up hits and coaches love


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 17, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 7; Overall: 191

Observations

February 2019 – The jump to pro hockey has hit Barron hard. After 3 points in 27 AHL contests, he has been assigned to the ECHL, where he sits just under a point-per-game pace. Barron has always been a grinder so this demotion shouldn’t slow him down, but in today’s NHL even bottom-six players need upside, so he needs to up his game. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2018 – Barron has signed an ELC with the Avalanche. He is still a few years away from pushing for an NHL spot (don’t draft just yet), but this is a big success for the 7th-round pick. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2018 – Travis Barron has been voted the best hitter and hardest worker in the OHL by coaches. These are huge honors for the 19-year-old 67s captain in his 4th OHL season, in which he has set career-highs in every regard (goals, assists, PIM, SOG among those tracked by the league). Barron was a longshot when taken in the 7th round in 2016, after putting up mediocre sophomore OHL numbers that didn’t take a big step up from those in his rookie campaign. He then earned the C for Ottawa, after which his PIM numbers jumped and he earned a reputation as a hard-hitting grinder. Now his offence has taken a step under a new coach (albeit as an older player), and he seems to have found his game. He still has a long ways to go before being a real threat push for an NHL gig, but he has filled out his frame and learned to use it in a way coaches love, which will go a long way as he turns pro soon. Hayden Soboleski


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto Jr. Canadiens Bantam AAA GTBHL - - - - - |          
 2013-2014 Toronto Jr. Canadi. Mn Mdgt AAA GTMMHL 30 23 18 41 27 | Playoffs 7 4 2 6
  Aurora Tigers OJHL 5 0 1 1 6 | Playoffs 11 1 2 3
  Toronto Jr. Canadi. Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 7 2 5 7 0 |          
  Team GTHL Red OGC-16 4 5 1 6 2 |          
 2014-2015 Ottawa 67's OHL 64 12 9 21 22 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2
  Team Black U17-Dev 3 0 1 1 2 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 4 |          
 2015-2016 Ottawa 67's OHL 60 13 24 37 26 | Playoffs 5 2 4 6 11 
  Team Red U18-Dev 3 0 1 1 2 |          
 2016-2017 Ottawa 67's OHL 59 13 21 34 62 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 16 
 2017-2018 Ottawa 67's OHL 67 21 36 57 91 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5
  San Antonio Rampage AHL 2 0 2 2 0 |          
  Colorado Eagles ECHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 20 2 5 7 17 
 2018-2019 Colorado Eagles AHL 38 3 2 5 37 |          
  Utah Grizzlies ECHL 12 2 6 8 17 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 21 
 2019-2020 Colorado Eagles AHL - - - - - |          

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