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Canadiens recall Riley Barber from Laval

The 25-year-old forward leads the Rocket with 18 points in 21 games this season

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Sunday afternoon that forward Riley Barber was recalled from the AHL's Laval Rocket.

The 25-year-old Pittsburgh, PA native has six goals and a team-leading 18 points in 21 games with Joel Bouchard's contingent this season.

Barber also leads the Rocket with 12 assists as well, and has nine penalty minutes.

Prior to being recalled by the big club, Barber was riding a five-game point streak during which he amassed two goals and seven points.

He was also held without a point just twice in the last 12 games.

Tweet from @RocketLaval: BUT GAGNANT 🚨GWG 🚨Riley Barber 🔥 #LAVvsSPR #WitnessTheFuture #IciLAVenir #GoRocket

Barber has spent the majority of his pro career in the AHL ranks, amassing 96 goals and 198 points in 258 career games between Hershey and Laval.

Selected in the sixth round (167th overall) by the Capitals in 2012 NHL Draft, Barber played three games for Washington during the 2016-17 campaign.

The Canadiens agreed to terms with the Miami University (OH) product on a one-year, two-way contract on July 1.

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