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


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September 2019 – Not unexpectedly, Barron is among the first assignments from NHL training camp to AHL training camp. He needs to secure a full-time AHL spot to have any fantasy value given the many depth options added to the organization over the summer. Hayden Soboleski


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

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


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Toronto Jr. Canadiens U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
 2013-2014 Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAGTHL U1630 23 1841 27|Playoffs7 4 26
  Aurora TigersOJHL5 0 11 6|Playoffs11 1 23
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 AAAOHL Cup7 2 57 0|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-164 5 16 2|        
 2014-2015 Ottawa 67'sOHL64 12 921 22|Playoffs6 1 12
  Team Black U17-Dev3 0 11 2|        
  Canada White U17WHC-175 1 12 4|        
 2015-2016 Ottawa 67'sOHL60 13 2437 26|Playoffs5 2 46 11 
  Team Red U18-Dev3 0 11 2|        
 2016-2017 Ottawa 67'sOHL59 13 2134 62|Playoffs4 1 01 16 
 2017-2018 Ottawa 67'sOHL67 21 3657 91|Playoffs5 1 45
  San Antonio RampageAHL2 0 22 0|        
  Colorado EaglesECHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs20 2 57 17 
 2018-2019 Colorado EaglesAHL38 3 25 37|        
  Utah GrizzliesECHL12 2 68 17|Playoffs5 1 01 21 
 2019-2020 Colorado EaglesAHL9 0 00 2|        
  Utah GrizzliesECHL34 11 1627 77|        
 2020-2021 Colorado EaglesAHL- - -- -|