Ivan Barbashev
Image: QMJHL

Ivan Barbashev

Hometown:

Moscow Russia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-12-14

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round (33rd overall), 2014

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Ivan Barbashev appeared in nine junior games with Moscow Dynamo and represented Russia in the 2011 U16 Four Nations Tournament. He skated for Dynamo’s U17 team in the Russian finals. Barbashev scored 3 goals with 3 assists and had 10 penalty minutes in his stint with the junior team. In two games at the Four Nations Tournament he scored 1 goal and was -1. In 25 regular season games with Moscow’s 1995-born team he scored 17 goals with 23 assists and had 46 penalty minutes. In five games during the championship tournament he scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Barbashev moved up to Russia’s U22 MHL as a 15-year-old — skating for HC MVD — and played for Russia in three international tournaments. He scored 8 goals with 2 assists and was -5 with 18 penalty minutes in 38 regular season games for HC MVD. In four post-season games he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was +2 with 25 penalty minutes. In two Four Nation U17 tournaments he had 4 assists in six games. Barbashev was the second-leading scorer for Russia at the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge behind Grigori Dikushin. In five games he scored 4 goals with 2 assists and had 4 penalty minutes. He was selected by the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats with the first overall pick in the 2012 CHL Import Draft and was a second round pick (33rd overall) by Dynamo Moscow in the 2012 KHL Draft.

2012-13: Barbashev joined Moncton after playing for Russia in the 2012 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and capped the year playing with Russia in the 2013 U18 World Junior Championships. One of two players to skate in all 68 regular season games for the Wildcats, he scored 18 goals with 44 assists and was +9 with 36 penalty minutes. Moncton finished second in the Maritimes Division and lost to Victoriaville in a first round playoff series. Barbashev scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -3 in five playoff games. In four games at the Ivan Hlinka he scored 1 goal and he scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was +7 with 4 penalty minutes in seven games at the U18 WJC.

2013-14: Barbashev returned to Moncton for his second QMJHL season and was one of 29 players selected to attend Team Russia’s camp for the 2013 World Junior Championship in Malmo.

 

Talent Analysis

An all-weather forward, Barbashev doesn't fit into the tired stereotype often saddled on Russian players. He competes hard at both ends of the ice, uses his body and strength to make room for himself and his teammates and also has great offensive ability, with the playmaking skills and shot selection to take over a game. Like most multi-faceted prospects, Barbashev is still working at putting all those pieces of his game together on a consistent basis, but the tools are all there.

 

2014 NHL Draft: St. Louis Blues draft review

by Suraj Sukumar
on

Robby Fabbri - St. Louis Blues

Photo: Robby Fabbri, selected 21st overall by St. Louis, was a top goal scorer in 2013-14 for the OHL champion and Memorial Cup runner-up Guelph Storm (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

With 10 picks, the St. Louis Blues used the 2014 NHL Draft to replenish their coffers and added some very respectable talent to the pipeline. This was the first time since 2008 the Blues drafted double-digit players, and based on their success the last time around, this could be considered an extremely important draft for the Blues down the line. Read more»

2014 NHL Draft: QMJHL draft review

by Kevin Forbes
on

2014 NHL Draft - Ivan Barbashev - St. Louis Blues

Photo: St. Louis Blues prospect Ivan Barbashev, the first of two 2014 second round picks for that club, will be looking to join former Moncton Wildcats teammate Dmitri Jaskin on the Blues’ roster (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

In some ways, it is disappointing that a year after having 31 players chosen at the NHL Draft (including the current Calder Trophy winner), the QMJHL dropped to having only 17 players selected in the 2014 draft. On the other hand, it is a return to familiar territory for the league. Historically, the QMJHL seems to follow particularly strong years with weaker cohorts (and early speculation for the 2015 draft points to an upswing of QMJHL players once again). Read more»

2014 NHL Draft Preview: Thinner QMJHL pack led by Ehlers

by Kevin Forbes
on

Nikolaj Ehlers - Team Orr - 2014 CHL Top Prospects Game

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads forward and 2014 prospect Nikolaj Ehlers was named the CHL Rookie of the Year for the 2013 -14 season (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

After a banner year in 2013 at the NHL Draft, the QMJHL appears to have settled back to more familiar levels when it comes to the draft class of 2014. While there may be no Nathan MacKinnon or Jonathan Drouin to highlight the list of eligible players this year, it is another Halifax Moosehead, Nikolaj Ehlers, who appears set to be the first QMJHL player to hear his name called on Friday night in Philadelphia.

Read more»

Imports top QMJHL 2014 draft prospects at season’s midpoint

by Kevin Forbes
on

Daniel Audette - Sherbrooke Phoenix

Photo: Sherbrooke Phoenix forward and 2014 draft prospect Daniel Audette is the son of former NHL forward Donald Audette, and a top prospect for this year’s draft out of the QMJHL (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The QMJHL was the toast of the hockey world at the 2013 NHL Draft. Not only had the league just taken home their third consecutive Memorial Cup win, this time courtesy of the Halifax Mooseheads, but two of that team's top players went first and third in the NHL Draft. Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin were joined by four other QMJHL players hearing their name called in the first round, and a total of 31 QMJHL players were chosen in last year's draft.

Read more»