Saturday, February 22, 2014

REVS Top 15 2014 NHL Prospects #11. Ivan Barbashev

 REVS 2014 NHL Draft Prospects (August 10/13)
1.Sam Reinhart
2.Aaron Ekblad
3.William Nylander
4.Roland McKeown
5.Jake Virtanen
6.Blake Clarke
7.Nick Ritchie
8.Leon Draisatl
9.Michael Dal Colle
10.Jakub Vrana
11.Ivan Barbashev
12.Jared McCann
13.Anton Karlsson
14.Joshua Ho-Sang
15.Sam Bennett 

Honourable mentions:
Oskar Lindblom
Haydn Fleury
Nick Schmaltz

RECAP update of players we have looked at
(stats official as of February 22/14)
Sam Reinhart
6'1, 183 lbs
Kootney Ice- Games 49 Goals 32 Assists 57 Points 89
Canada U20- Games 7 Goals 2 Assists 3 Points 5

Aaron Ekblad
6'4, 216 lbs
Barrie Colts- Games 46 Goals 19 Assists 24 Points 43
Canada U18- Games 5 Goals 2 Assists 2 Points 4
Canada U20- Games 7 Goals 1 Assists 1 Points 2

William Nylander
5'10, 170 lbs
MODO J20- Games 1 Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0
MODO- Games 16 Goals 1 Assists 3 Points 4
 Rögle- Games 18 Goals 4 Assists 4 Points 8
Södertälje Games 15 Goals 10 Assists 7 Points 17
Sweden U18- Games 7 Goals 6 Assists 3 Points 9

Roland McKeown
6'1, 195 lbs
Kingston Frontenacs- Games 54 Goals 8 Assists 29 Points 37
Canada U18- Games 5 Goals 0 Assists 1 Points 1

Jake Virtanen
6'1, 210 lbs
Kingston Frontenacs- Games 61 Goals 39 Assists 23 Points 62
Canada U18- Games 5 Goals 0 Assists 1 Points 1

Blake Clarke
6'1, 190 lbs
CHL- Games 44 Goals 2 Assists 8 Points 10

Nick Ritchie
6'3, 236 lbs
CHL-Peterborough Petes - Games 51 Goals 32 Assists 30 Points 62

Leon Drasaitl
6'1, 209 lbs
Prince Albert Raiders - Games 53 Goals 28 Assists 53 Points 81

Michael Dal Colle
6'2, 180 lbs
Oshawa Generals - Games 58 Goals 35 Assists 49 Points 84

Jakob Vrana
6'0, 187 lbs
Linkoping HC (SHL) - Games 19 Goals 2 Assists 1 Points 3
Linkoping HC J20 (Superelite) - Games 19 Goals 12 Assists 9 Points 21

The player I listed in August at #11.
Ivan Barbashev
6'03 185 lbs
Moncton Wildcats (CHL) - Games 45 Goals 24 Assists 42 Points 66

Ivan is a Hard-nosed forward from Moscow, Russia, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound playing left wing . "The biggest part of his game is that he competes hard," NHL Central Scouting's Troy Dumville told NHL.com. "Last year he played wing and later made the adjustment to center, so he's a pretty adaptable kid with good hockey sense. He does a lot of the little things. His defensive-zone coverage was really impressive."
As a rookie Barbashev had 18 goals, 62 points and a plus-9 rating in 68 games. Ivan has become more physically involved in the play as he matures which at his size is a bonus to NHL clubs. It is very likely  he will fill out more in muscle the next couple years with his 6'3 frame. 
He is definitely one of the most skilled guys in his league. He won't be playing that physical game night in and night out, but at the same time he's capable of it. If the Oilers could secure a additional first round draft pick this year in the top 15, he could be a possible target with good size, skill and potential who came to the CHL to play the NHL type game.

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