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Morgan Barron and Cornell play Northeastern tonight in NCAA Tournament

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One of the Rangers most promising prospects is playing a must-win game tonight

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The New York Rangers aren’t in action tonight, but center prospect Morgan Barron and his Cornell Big Red are playing Northeastern University today at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPNews. Barron, who the Rangers selected 174th overall in the 6th round of the 2017 Draft, leads the Big Red in scoring this season with 14 goals and 19 assists in 33 games.

Barron, a sophomore, is a 6-foot-2 center from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has 12 points in the 15 games Cornell has played since the beginning of February. He has picked up 18 of his 34 points this year at even strength and six of his 19 total assists have been primary.

Cornell enters the NCAA Tournament as the third eastern seed (with PairWise ranking of 11th) with their 16-9-4 record in the regular season. Last Saturday, Cornell lost the ECAC championship game to Clarkson in overtime. Injury was added to that insult when Jeff Malott left the game after his collision with coveted college free agent Nico Sturm. Malott will not be available for today’s game.

Should Barron and Cornell defeat Northeastern, they will face the winner of today’s 1:00 p.m. game between Providence and Minnesota State tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. on ESPN2.

Data courtesy of hockeyeastonline.com.