• In 2012-13, Barkov finished second on his team in scoring with 48 points (21-27--48) in 53 games, helping Tappara finish second overall in the standings.
• Barkov has competed for Finland in the last two World Junior Championships. In his first appearance in 2012, he became the youngest Finnish player (16 years, four months) to score a goal at the tournament when he tallied against Slovakia in the quarterfinals.
• Fluent in Finnish, Russian and English, he is following in the footsteps of his father, Alexander, on the ice. His father represented Team Russia and also played for Spartak Moscow and in Italy before moving to Finland to play for Tappara. He’s currently an assistant coach for Ak Bars Kazan in the Kontinental Hockey League. Barkov’s mother, Olga, played on the Russian national basketball team.
NHL team: Winnipeg Jets NHL player: Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk Shootout move: “On one hand, same as Peter Forsberg” Movie: The Dictator Video game: NHL, FIFA Music artist: Taio Cruz Home-cooked meal: Everything Place to visit: Niagara Falls
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs