Rangers and prospect Morgan Barron are talking contract

Morgan Barron doesn’t reason as much fanfare as some of the Rangers other prospects. That’s because he isn’t really a flashy offensive player but instead a rock solid one. The type of prospect that finally makes his way onto an NHL roster and never looks back. That opportunity to do so may becoming very soon.

Barron ready to go pro

The rumor mill has center Morgan Barron close to signing an ELC with the New York Rangers. In a recent interview it was revealed that Barron is considering the offer, it sounds like his decision to leave Cornell and start next year in Hartford could come soon. His journey to pros should begin next season.

Drury wants him

In a recent interview with the NY POST, Hartford GM Chris Drury said, “We’re very confident that he’s ready to be a pro with what he’s done and his maturity on and off the ice.” For Barron he wants to complete his education, but there are ways he can do that while playing in the AHL. Of course, Barron is going to make the final call, but considering the number of roster spots open in Hartford next season it will be difficult for him not make the jump.

“There’s a ton of stuff [to consider],” Barron said. “Obviously, where I feel I’m at with hockey is going to be a big one, whether I’m able to jump in and make an impact at the pro level or whether I could use one more season in college. … My education is a big thing, I went to Cornell because I wanted to graduate and I need to figure out if that’s going to be a possibility if I leave.”

Barron via NYPOST

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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