• In 2013-14, Barbashev led Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in assists (43) and finished second on the team with 68 points (25-43—68) in 48 games. He went on to lead the Wildcats with ten points (4-6—10) in six postseason games, before Moncton fell to Blainville-Boisbriand in the first round.
• Barbashev was the youngest member of Russia’s bronze-medal team at the 2014 World Junior Championship, chipping in with a goal and assist in seven games. His international resume also includes leading the 2013 Under-18 World Championship with six assists (3-6—9) in seven games and captaining Russia to a gold medal at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he registered six points (4-2—6), including a goal and assist in a 7-4 win over the U.S. in the gold medal game.
• In 2012-13, Barbashev was named to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League All-Rookie Team after leading first year players with 44 assists and finishing third in rookie scoring with 62 points (18-44—62) in 68 games.
• Barbashev skated for Moscow Dynamo’s Under-17 team in 2011-12, registering ten points (8-2—10) in 38 games before Moncton selected him first overall in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.
• He wears No. 22 because it is a family tradition shared with his older brother, Sergei, who plays with Vladivostok in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League and his 10-year-old brother, Max.
BARBASHEV FINDING HIS WAY IN NORTH AMERICAN GAME (click here)
Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks
Patrice Bergeron, Evgeni Malkin
“Skim the ice with my glove”
Call of Duty
We’re the Millers
The Walking Dead
Jennifer Aniston, Paul Walker, Jim Carrey
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