Breaking: Rangers sign promising prospect, Morgan Barron to entry level contract

Morgan Barron at Cornell

It’s been speculated now for a long time, but the Rangers and forward, Morgan Barron have finally agreed to an entry level contract starting next season.

Rangers sign Morgan Barron

From the New York Rangers press release:

NEW YORK, July 31, 2020 – The New York Rangers announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Morgan Barron on an entry-level contract. Barron’s contract begins at the start of the 2020-21 season.

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.

Easy decision for Morgan Barron to sign with Rangers

Morgan Barron (NHLI via Getty Images)

“I know a lot of schools are making contingency plans for if there’s not a fall semester,” Barron said. “What is that going to mean for college sports? I don’t have the answer to that. There’s definitely this weird fog covering both sides, pretty much making it impossible to make a decision right now.”

LOHUD (MAY)

The Ivy Leagues’ postponement helped make Barron’s decision easier, and it was helped by the talk that the AHL should start by December 4th. Welcome to the big time kid.

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