Barclay Goodrow
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Barclay Goodrow


Aurora Ontario

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Free agent signing, 2014


214 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B


2008-09: Barclay Goodrow had three points in two junior A games with the Villanova Knights as a 16-year-old and had 114 points in 71 games for the York Simcoe Express midget minor AAA team in southern Ontario. Goodrow scored 2 goals with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes skating for the Knights. He scored 67 goals with 47 assists and 65 penalty minutes playing for the Express. Goodrow was selected by Brampton in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection.

2009-10: Goodrow played in 63 of 68 regular season games and 11 playoff contests in his first OHL season with Brampton and skated for Canada Ontario in the 2010 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 6 goals with 13 assists and was -3 with 34 penalty minutes during the regular season. The Battalion finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Goodrow scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -5 with 2 penalty minutes in the playoffs. He scored 2 goals with 2 assists and 4 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC as Canada Ontario captured a silver medal.

2010-11: Goodrow led Brampton with 24 goals and was the Battalion’s third-leading scorer with 15 assists and 39 points in 56 games in his second OHL season. He finished the season -4 with 36 penalty minutes as Brampton finished third in the Central Division. The Battalion was swept by Niagara in a first round series and Goodrow was -6 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He was ranked 116th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings but was not selected in the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Goodrow participated in the Carolina Hurricanes’ prospect development camp before returning to Brampton for his third OHL season. Named an assistant captain, he was the Battalion’s second-leading scorer with 26 goals and 26 assists and was +14 with 58 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games. Brampton finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Goodrow scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +1 with 6 penalty minutes in eight playoff games.

2012-13: Named a team captain heading into his fourth season with the Battalion, Goodrow led the Battalion in goals (38) and points (52) in what would be the club’s final season in Brampton. Skating in 62 of 68 regular season games, Goodrow was -2 with 59 penalty minutes. Brampton finished second to Eastern Conference champion Barrie in the Central Division but lost to Sudbury in a five-game first round series. Goodrow scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +2 with 6 penalty minutes in five playoff games against the Wolves. Goodrow joined Rangers’ AHL affiliate Connecticut on an amateur tryout contact in April 2013 but did not appear in any games with the Whale.

2013-14: Gooodrow was invited to Detroit’s camp but was not signed to a contract; returning to the re-located Battalion in North Bay, to skate in the OHL as a 20-year-old. Once again a team captain, Goodrow was the team’s leading scorer with 33 goals and 34 assists and was +18 with 64 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games. North Bay finished first in the Central Division and reached the OHL finals. Goodrow scored 14 goals with 10 assists and was +4 with 23 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games. San Jose signed Goodrow to a three-year entry-level contract on March 6th, 2014.

2014-15: Goodrow made the jump directly from junior hockey to the NHL — making his debut with the Sharks in an October 30th game against Minnesota after missing 10 games with an undisclosed injury. He scored 4 goals with 8 assists and was -1 with 35 assists, averaging 11 minutes of ice time, in 60 games with San Jose. Goodrow skated in seven regular season games and four playoff games for the AHL’s Worcester Sharks. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was -3 with 15 penalty minutes in 11 AHL games.

Talent Analysis

Goodrow does a little bit of everything on the ice. He can chip in and score, has the size and strength to play solid along the boards and in his own end, and will even drop the gloves. He’s the kind of quality role-player winning teams like to infuse in their lineups.


Goodrow enters his second training camp with the Sharks — and first under new coach Peter DeBoer — looking to build on his successful rookie season. Making the jump directly from junior to the NHL, he skated in 60 games a year ago and will look to increase his role with the Sharks in 2015-16. While he may never match the goal scoring numbers of his final two junior seasons and competition for spots should be fierce, Goodrow's size and instincts suggest he can be a big part of things.

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