New York Rangers center prospect Morgan Barron is a Top-10 finalist for the 2020 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the best player in college hockey. Barron, who is currently a junior at Cornell University, was the 174th pick of the 2017 Draft and turns 22 on Dec. 21, 2020.
#NYR prospect Morgan Barron has been named one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey in 2019-20.— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) March 18, 2020
The Ten Finalists
Morgan Barron, Jr., F, Cornell
Jason Cotton, Sr., F, Sacred Heart
Jack Dugan, So., F, Providence
David Farrance, Jr., D, Boston University
Jordan Kawaguchi, Jr., F, North Dakota
John Leonard, Jr., F, Massachusetts
Dryden McKay, So., G, Minnesota State
Marc Michaelis, Sr., F, Minnesota State
Scott Perunovich, Jr., D, Minnesota Duluth
Jeremy Swayman, Jr., G, Maine
Barron had 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in 29 games this season for the Big Red. He averaged 3.55 SOG/GP and 12 of his 18 assists were primary. Barron is tied for sixth in scoring in the ECAC this year, but is the only player from an ECAC school among the 10 finalists for the 2020 Hobey Baker.
This year, he became the first Cornell player since Joe Nieuwendyk to be named All-ECAC Hockey first team. Barron has led the Big Red in scoring in each of the last two seasons. He is also one of three finalists for the ECAC Player of the Year.
The three finalists for the 2020 Hobey Baker Memorial Award — the Hobey Hat Trick — will be announced on Apr. 2 and the winner of the award will be announced on Apr. 10.
All data courtesy hockeyeastonline.com and EliteProspects.com.