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 represented U.S. at IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
Honored as the 2012-13 CCHA Rookie of the Year ... Named to the CCHA 2012-13 All-Rookie Team and First-Team All-CCHA ... HCA 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 a four-time CCHA Rookie of the Week ... leads the CCHA in scoring with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) and ranks number one in the country for all freshmen ... his 15 goals lead the team and tie him for 8th in the CCHA ... scored his first collegiate goal against Colgate (10/13) ... his first multi-point game came against Providence (10/20) when he tallied one goal and two assists ... has 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) ... notched a career-high three points Oct. 20 vs. Providence and Nov. 9 vs. Northern Michigan.
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 university studies.
CAREER STATS (As of April 5, 2013)
OFFENSE GP G A Pts Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2012................ 40 15 24 39 136 .110 11-22 +12 4 1 3
TOTAL............... 40 15 24 39 136 .110 11-22 +12 4 1 3
Points: 3, Northern Michigan, Nov 09, 2012 ; Providence, Oct 20, 2012
Goals: 2, Alaska, Feb 02, 2013
Assists: 2, 4 times
Shots: 10, at Lake Superior State, Feb 22, 2013
Power-play goals: 1, 4 times
Short-handed goals: 1, at Northern Michigan, Jan 12, 2013
Penalties: 2, at Alaska, Nov 30, 2012
Penalty minutes: 4, at Alaska, Nov 30, 2012
Plus/minus: 3, at Alaska, Nov 30, 2012