Ivan Barbashev: 2014 Top Prospect

Ivan Barbashev150Ivan Barbashev —

League:  QMJHL     Team:  Moncton Wildcats

Position:  C/LW      Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Dec. 14, 1995     Birthplace:  Moscow, Russia

Height:  6’3     Weight:  189

2012-13  Stats:  Games: 68   G: 18   A:  44  Pts:  62  PIM: 36   Plus/Minus:  9

2013-14  Stats:  Games: 48   G: 25   A:  43  Pts:  68  PIM: 27   Plus/Minus:  – 11

Ivan Barbashev is a second year player with the QMJHL ‘s Moncton Wildcats.

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Ivan Barbashev.


1.  Represented Russia at the World U17, U18, Ivan Hlinka Tournament and 2014 U20 WJHC.

2.  Drafted in the 1st round, number 1 overall in the CHL Import Draft by the Moncton Wildcats.

3.  Drafted in the 2nd round, 33rd overall in the KHL Draft by Dynamo Moscow.

4.  QMJHL most assists by a rookie with 44.

5.  2012-13 QMJHL All-Rookie Team.

Offensive Buzzwords  

Ivan Barbashev is a skilled playmaking center/left winger with good vision and passing ability. Barbashev has a hard shot with a good release.  He has good hockey sense, a very good compete level with some grind and sandpaper in his game.


Ivan Barbashev is a good skater with good speed and agility.  His skating ability allows him to play a fast high-paced game that creates turnovers on the forecheck and scoring chances for him and his linemates.

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Defensive Buzzwords

Ivan Barbashev plays a solid 2-way game and works hard on his defensive-zone coverage.

Prospect Analysis

Ivan Barbashev has above average skill, has decent size and can play a physical game.  He projects as a second line winger but could also be an effective 3rd line player that mixes offense and shutdown ability.  Top 15-20 pick.


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