Barron (Eldon Lindsay/Cornell Athletics)

Rangers prospect Morgan Barron named ECAC player of the year

Morgan Barron just days after being named a Hobey Baker Finalist was named the ECAC player of the year.

The Barron

Barron scored 14 goals and 32 points in 29 games. The 2017 Rangers 6th round draft pick appears to have a bright future ahead, but is most likely to finish his college career before making the jump to pro. Per The Draft Analyst, Barron is a prolific shooter with an excellent shot and is an all-around good decision maker. The ECAC traditionally is a low-scoring league, so the fact that he was a leading scorer for a strong program atop the Division I rankings bodes well for his college production to translate to AHL success. Barron isn’t a fast skater in the traditional sense, but his first step and open-ice acceleration are impressive for a forward listed at 6-foot-3 and 217 pounds. He has deceptive agility in tight spaces and his balance is excellent, especially when entering the zone with speed or shielding the puck and taking direct routes to the goal.