Was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals with pick 167 overall (16th pick of the sixth round) ... named to 2013 U.S. National Junior Team and helped the U.S. win gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia with three goals and three assists for six points in the tournament ... played alongside teammate Sean Kuraly at World Juniors, as they became the first Miami players to capture World Junior gold.
One of four skaters that took to the ice in every game (38) Miami played this year … tabbed Second-Team All-NCHC … placed on the NCHC Academic All-Conference team … averaged 1.16 points per game … named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 14 after opening the season recording seven points over the first two games against Ohio State … tallied a career high four goals and five points against Ohio State on Oct. 12. … tied for the team lead with 19 goals while his 44 points ranked second on the RedHawks … netted four shorthanded goals, tied for the most in the nation … tied for the team lead with 12 multi-point games … scored a team-high four game winning goals during the season … posted a +6 plus/minus, second best on the team … led the team in shots on goal (162) … recorded a career high in assists with three at Bemidji State (Nov. 30) … recorded two power-play goals, a career high, at Colorado College (Jan. 25).
Honored as the 2012-13 CCHA Rookie of the Year, the only RedHawk to ever win it ... named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team and First-Team All-CCHA ... selected to College Hockey News All-Rookie Team ... Hockey Commissioners' Association National Rookie of the Month recipient for the month of October ... named the CCHA Rookie of the Month for October and November, as well as being named CCHA Rookie of the Week four times ... played in 40 of 42 games, missing two because of the World Junior Championship ... was second in the CCHA in scoring with 39 points (15 goals, 24 assists) and was the top scorer in the country for all freshmen ... his 15 goals were tops on the team, while his 24 assists and 39 points were second ... scored his first collegiate goal against Colgate (Oct. 13) ... his first multi-point game came against Providence (Oct. 20) when he tallied a goal and two assists, the first two of his career, for a career-high three points ... also tallied three points Nov. 9 vs. Northern Michigan on a goal and two helpers ... recorded 12 multi-point games this year, including four multi-assist games ... piled up a career-high five-game point streak from Oct. 13 to Oct. 27 (eight points total) ... scored two goals Feb. 2 vs. Alaska for his lone multi-goal contest ... four of his goals came on the power play while one was short-handed (Jan. 12 at NMU) ... scored three game-winning goals, the first coming Nov. 30 at Alaska ... posted a +12 rating for the year, which tied for third on the team ... blocked 21 shots and committed 11 penalties for 22 minutes.
Prior to Miami
Comes to Miami from the U.S. National Team Development Program, where he helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2012 IIHF U-18 World Championship in the Czech Republic, notching a goal and two assists in six games ... in 2011-12, played 24 games against USHL competition for the USNTDP, totaling 11 points on five goals and six assists ... in 2010-11, represented Team USA on the U-17 team that won the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla U-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia, scoring a goal and adding an assist in three games ... spent the majority of 2010-11 suiting up for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, playing in 57 regular-season games while notching 28 points on 14 goals and assists each ... helped the Fighting Saints win the Clark Cup, awarded to the USHL Playoff champion, with a pair of goals in 11 games ... was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 USHL Future's Draft ... in 2010 helped the U-17 U.S. Select Team take first place at the U-17 Five Nations Tournament in Switzerland ... attended Pioneer High School.
Born Feb. 7, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... son of Stacy and Don Barber ... father, Don, played college hockey at Bowling Green and played parts of six seasons in the NHL with Minnesota, Quebec, Winnipeg and San Jose ... enjoys golfing when off the ice ... majoring in management and leadership.