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ST. LOUIS – The Blues have agreed to terms on a three-year entry level contract with forward Ivan Barbashev.
Barbashev was selected by the Blues in the second round (No. 33 overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Barbashev, 18, appeared in 48 games with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s (QMJHL) Moncton Wildcats last season, ranking second on the club with 68 points, including a team-high 43 assists.
Overall, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward has spent the past two seasons in Moncton, totaling 130 points (43 goals, 87 assists) and 63 penalty minutes in 116 career regular season games, as well as 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 11 career postseason games.
Internationally, the Moscow, Russia native represented his country at the 2013 U-18 World Juniors as well as the 2014 World Juniors, where he earned a bronze medal.
Barbashev was ranked 18th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2014 Draft.