Justin Barron

Height / Weight
6' 2" / 189 lbs
Born
November 15th 2001 (20)
Position
Defense
Country
Canada
NHL 2020 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 24
SCOUTING REPORT

Big strong shutdown defender who munches many minutes for the Halifax Moosehead as a third year player. Not yet an active attacker, he is content be a smart stay at home, except for the occasional end to end rush that ends with a poorly thought out shot. Has good hockey sense and good defensive fundementals and two-way game. Plays on the power play and penalty kill. Has room to add to his frame. Diagnosed with a blood clot in late November, early December, he was put him on blood thinners and came back to line up and was still going to take them until the clot was completely gone...he could not have physical hockey contact while taking tthe medicine or when he hd the clot, but he was NOT to have a specific gene that makes him more susceptible to clotting and blood issue. As the 2020-21 season was about to commence, he will not start this season on time, and will be out indefinately until he is diagnosed as fit to pay. It is not known if this realted to blood clots, whether this is the same issue or even related. This may set him back out of the first round or not, but the fcat reamins he is still considered a strong rearguard prospect 
 
--Bill Placzek--  

Player ranking
Year Rank
2020 27