Ivan Barbashev

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Ivan Barbashev
Ivan Barbashev of the St.Louis Blues.jpg
Born (1995-12-14) 14 December 1995 (age 23)
Moscow, Russia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 2014
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2015–present

Ivan Dmitrievich Barbashev (Russian: Иван Дмитриевич Барбашёв; born 14 December 1995) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Barbashev was selected by the Blues in the second round, 33rd overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Born and raised in Russia, Barbashev started playing hockey there before moving to North America in 2012, where he joined the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He spent three seasons in the QMJHL before making his professional debut in the AHL, and made his NHL debut in 2017. Internationally, Barbashev has played for the Russian national junior team at several tournaments, winning a silver and bronze medal in consecutive World Junior Championships. Barbashev won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Blues.

Playing career[edit]

Barbashev played for HC MVD in the Russian Junior Hockey League (MHL) during the 2011–12 season. In 38 games with the club he recorded 8 goals and 10 points.[1] He would then be selected first overall by the Moncton Wildcats in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.[2]

Barbashev joined the Moncton Wildcats in 2012 where he scored 62 points in his first season, and was named to the 2012–13 QMJHL All-Rookie Team.[3] Eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft,[4] Barbashev was the only "A"-rated prospect on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's preliminary list of players to watch in the QMJHL.[5] After his selection by the Blues in the second round, Barbashev was later signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the club on July 21, 2014.[6]

Barbashev made his professional debut in 2015–16 with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL), the Blues' top minor league affiliate. He recorded 28 points in 65 games.[7]

Barbashev made his NHL debut on January 25, 2017 against the Minnesota Wild.[8] At the time he was second on the Wolves in scoring with 37 points in 44 games.[9] His first goal came against Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators on February 7.[10] Barbashev finished the season playing 30 games for the Blues, where he had 12 points, and had 37 points in 46 games for the Wolves.[11]

Barbashev won the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with the Blues, St. Louis' first Stanley Cup in their 52-year franchise history.

International play[edit]

Barbashev during the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Competing internationally with the Russian national junior team, Barbashev won gold at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, played at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, placed fourth at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships, and won bronze at the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[12] At the 2014 World Juniors, he was the youngest player on the Russian team, and had one goal and one assist.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Barbashev began skating at age three.[7] Barbashev's older brother Sergei plays for Admiral Vladivostok of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Barbashev is married to Ksenia Bezgodova, a native of Moscow; they were married on July 23, 2014.[14] He also has a younger brother, Max, who plays in the Dynamo Moscow youth system.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 HK MVD Balashikha MHL 38 8 2 10 18
2012–13 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 68 18 44 62 36 5 1 2 3 0
2013–14 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 48 25 43 68 27 6 4 6 10 8
2014–15 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 57 45 50 95 59 16 13 11 24 14
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 65 10 18 28 15
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 46 19 18 37 14 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 5 7 12 2 6 0 0 0 2
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 53 7 6 13 4
2017–18 Chicago Wolves AHL 20 5 5 10 6
2018–19 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 14 12 26 17 25 3 3 6 4
NHL totals 163 26 25 51 23 31 3 3 6 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Russia U17 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 4 2 6 4
2012 Russia IH18 5th 4 1 0 1 4
2013 Russia WJC18 4th 7 3 6 9 4
2014 Russia WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 1 1 2 0
2015 Russia WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 3 3 6 2
Junior totals 30 12 12 24 14

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL
All-Rookie Team 2012–13 [15]
NHL
Stanley Cup (St. Louis Blues) 2019 [16]
International
World U-17 Hockey Challenge Gold Medal (Team Russia) 2012 [17]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (Team Russia) 2012 [18]
IIHF World U18 Championship (Team Russia) 2013 [19]
IIHF World U20 Championship Bronze Medal (Team Russia) 2014 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wuest, Matthew (28 June 2012). "Wildcats select Barbashev, Mooseheads pass on import pick". Metronews.ca. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Beyond Tomorrow: The Class of 2014". HockeysFuture.com. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Ivan Barbashev player profile". The Hockey News. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Top 10 QMJHL Prospects". thehockeywriters.com. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Ivan Barbashev of Moncton could be best 2014 NHL Draft prospect from QMJHL". ProspectorFiles.com. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Barbashev agrees entry-level deal". St. Louis Blues. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Paller, Clarence (25 May 2016). "Ivan Barbashev - a dynamic powerhouse in the making for the St. Louis Blues". PHPA.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  8. ^ Pierce, Jessi (27 January 2017). "Wild handle Blues, enter break leading West". NHL.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  9. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (26 January 2017). "Blues prospect Barbashev makes NHL debut tonight". StLToday.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  10. ^ Stevenson, Chris (8 February 2017). "Jake Allen makes 30 saves, Blues blank Senators". NHL.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  11. ^ Cullen, Scott (2 June 2017). "Off-Season Game Plan: St. Louis Blues". TSN.ca. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Ivan Barbashev: 2014 Top Prospect". WinnipegHockeyTalk.com. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  13. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (4 March 2014). "Barbashev finding his way in North American game". NHL.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  14. ^ Willhite, Lindsey (24 February 2017). "From Russia With Young Love – Center Ivan Barbashev". ChicagoWolves.com. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  15. ^ "The Golden Puck Awards, an unforgettable evening". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Blues win cup for first time, defeat Bruins in Game 7 of final". National Hockey League. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Russia Wins Gold Medal at 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge". Hockey Canada. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  18. ^ "Ivan Barbashev prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  19. ^ "NHL Draft Profile: Ivan Barbashev". Calgary Flames. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  20. ^ "NHL Prospect Hot List: Ivan Barbashev and World Junior Championship wrap". The Hockey News. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.

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