North American Skater
Mathew
Barzal
POSITION: C
SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
Weight: 175
Born: 05/26/1997
Mid Term Rank: 9
Nationality: Canadian
Club: Seattle
League: WHL

• Despite a knee injury that cost him part of the season, Barzal registered 57 points (12-45—57) in 44 games for Seattle during the 2014-15 campaign. He then added 4-4—8 in six playoff contests before the Thunderbirds fell to Portland in the first round of the WHL playoffs.

• Barzal was selected by Seattle first overall in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and finished tied for fifth in WHL rookie scoring in 2013-14 with 14-40—54 in 59 games.

• Internationally, Barzal was part of Canada’s gold medal squad at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (2-5—7 in seven games) and earned bronze at the Under-18 World Junior Championship in 2014 (3-1—4 in seven games) and 2015 (3-9—12 in seven games).

• Barzal grew up winning back to back minor hockey championships with the Burnaby Winter Club, a program whose famous NHL alumni include Glenn Anderson, Cliff Ronning and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. He was named BC Hockey Player of the Year in 2012-13 after recording 29-74—103 in 34 games for the Vancouver NE Chiefs, setting a British Columbia Minor Midget Hockey League record for assists in a season.

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FAVORITES

NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks
NHL player:
Patrick Kane
Shootout move:
"Fake shot, backhand"
Goal Celebration:
"Big fist pump"
Video game:
FIFA 15
Movie:
Lone Survivor
TV show:
Californication / House of Cards
Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Website:
NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey):
Basketball
Athlete (non-hockey):
LeBron James