The Rangers have announced that they have signed 2017 sixth-round pick Morgan Barron to an entry-level contract.
From the Rangers:
- Barron, 21, skated in 29 games with Cornell University this season, registering 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 24 penalty minutes.
- He was named a First Team All-American, and he was selected as one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey in 2019-20.
- Barron was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year this season.
- In addition, he was named to the ECAC Hockey First All-Star Team and was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League First All-Star Team this season.
- Barron, who was a tri-captain with Cornell in 2019-20, led the team in several categories during the season, including goals, points, and shots on goal (103), and he was tied for second on the team in assists.
- He helped Cornell post a 23-2-4 record and win the ECAC Regular Season Championship during the 2019-20 season.
- Barron was selected to the ECAC Hockey First All-Star Team and the All-Ivy League First All-Star Team in each of his last two seasons.
- He established collegiate career-highs in games played (36), goals (15), assists (19), and points (34) in 2018-19, and in addition to being named to the ECAC First All-Star Team and All-Ivy League First All-Star Team during the season, he was also a finalist for ECAC Hockey’s Best Defensive Forward.
- Barron led Cornell in goals and points in each of his final two seasons at Cornell, and he also led the team in shots on goal in each of those seasons, recording 255 shots on goal in 65 games (3.92 shots on goal per game over the span). Barron tied for third in the NCAA in shots on goal in 2018-19 (152).
He is listed at 6-4 and 220 pounds and had 34 goals and 50 assists in 98 career games at Cornell.
For more on Barron and what the Rangers have said about him since he was drafted, CLICK HERE.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers really like Barron and believe he could be someone that plays different roles and on different lines due to his hockey smarts and compete level. He’s been one of the best players in college hockey the past two seasons and many around the league believe he could have a real shot at making the Rangers out of training camp next season. Each player’s adjustment from college to the pros is different but the Rangers are likely to have some spots in the bottom six up for grabs and Barron will be in the mix.