The New York Rangers have convinced a top college prospect to forego his senior season, agreeing to terms with Morgan Barron on a three-year entry-level contract. Barron spent the last three seasons playing at Cornell University, serving as captain in 2019-20. His new deal will start for the 2020-21 season.
There were actually some hopes that Barron would be allowed to sign for the 2019-20 season and help New York in the playoff tournament, but the NHL put an end to that speculation when they ruled new players would not be eligible. Barron will be a candidate for a roster spot as early as next season though, after an outstanding collegiate career.
In three seasons at Cornell, the 6’2″ center recorded 84 points in 98 games and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker award this year. A tantalizing mix of size and offensive flair, Barron has come a long way since being a sixth-round selection in 2017.
His younger brother Justin Barron is a top prospect eligible for the 2020 draft after starring in the QMJHL, but the elder Morgan looks poised to make an impact at the professional level before long.
Barron Von Morgan
@DarkSide830 – And once married to Frau Blücher, as I recall…