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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 13 -3 18:38 16

Top Justin Barron News

  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Sent to AHL

    Barron was reassigned to AHL Laval on Wednesday.

    Barron had seven goals, 13 points, 16 PIM, 61 hits and 59 blocks in 48 contests with the Canadiens this season. He has also provided two goals and 11 points in 30 outings with Laval. Montreal's campaign is over, but the 22-year-old should factor into the big club's plans for the 2024-25 campaign. Before that, though, Barron will need a new contract, because he's set to become a restricted free agent this summer.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Recalled from AHL

    Barron was called up from AHL Laval on Saturday.

    Montreal brought Barron up on an emergency basis because Arber Xhekaj (upper body) and Kaiden Guhle (upper body) will not be available Saturday versus Toronto. Barron has played 41 games at the NHL level this season, scoring six times and adding six assists. He will likely be on the third pairing with Johnny Kovacevic.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Dropped to minors

    Barron was assigned to AHL Laval on Monday.

    Barron has supplied six goals, 12 points, 51 shots on net, 51 blocked shots and 37 hits in 41 NHL games this season. His demotion could lead to Johnny Kovacevic's return to the Canadiens' lineup or to a possible recall of Arber Xhekaj from the minors.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Logs assist in loss

    Barron had an assist, two shots on net and one hit over 18:03 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Philadelphia.

    Barron and partner Kaiden Guhle set up Sean Monahan's first-period goal that put the Canadiens on top. The assist snapped a season-high eight-game point drought for Barron. He has six goals, six assists, 47 shots, 36 hits, 50 blocks and 16 PIM over 37 games.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Nets overtime winner Monday

    Barron netted a goal in a 3-2 overtime win over the Jets on Monday.

    Barron accounted for the game-winning goal, scoring on the power play at 1:09 of the extra frame. It was both his first GWG and PPG of the 2023-24 campaign. Through 28 contests this season, he has six markers and 11 points. The 22-year-old also registered two assists in his previous contest Saturday, making this just the second time this year he's recorded at least a point in consecutive appearances -- the other instance was from Oct. 23-24 when he scored in back-to-back games.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Two points in win

    Barron had two assists and two shots on net over 17:55 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders.

    Barron assisted on both of Josh Anderson's second-period tallies. The two-assist night was Barron's first multi-point effort and snapped a five-game run without a point, his longest such drought of the season. Barron has five goals, five assists, 32 shots, 30 hits and 46 blocked shots over 27 games.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Shows offense in OT loss

    Barron scored a goal on one shot and blocked three shots over 19:24 of ice time in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings.

    Barron stemmed Detroit's early onslaught, scoring Montreal's first goal with seven seconds left in the first period to cut the Red Wings' lead to 3-1. His pinch led to a Nick Suzuki shot that was blocked right onto the stick of Barron, who deposited his fifth goal in 21 games. The 22-year-old blueliner has a 21.7 shooting percentage and is tied for sixth among defensemen in tallies.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Sends assist in win

    Barron notched an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.

    Barron has a goal and an assist over his last three games, providing a little offense from the blue line. He's holding down a top-four role, mainly through his defensive play. The blueliner has six points, 26 blocked shots, 21 hits, 13 shots on net, 12 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 16 outings overall.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Closes gap late

    Barron scored a goal on two shots, blocked three shots, delivered two hits and had a two-minute penalty over 22:12 of ice time in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Vegas.

    The Canadiens pulled the goalie and were pressing to score two goals late when Barron closed the deficit to one. He was positioned in the high slot, stick cocked and ready to fire, and finished a feed from Cole Caufield. The fact he was on the ice in that situation is a telling sign that Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis believes in the offensive potential Barron showed last season (15 points, 39 games). The defenseman has four tallies on 13 shots (30.8 shooting percentage) and five points over 14 games.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Records assist in loss

    Barron had an assist and two shots on net over 19:23 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Barron and Jordan Harris picked up the assists on Christian Dvorak's third-period goal. The two defensemen didn't do much on the play, as Dvorak, with speed through the neutral zone, finished his rush with a beautiful wrister. It was the fourth point in three games for Barron, whose other three points are goals. The 21-year-old, who was drafted in the first round of the 2021 Draft by Colorado, wasn't known for his offense coming up, but Barron has shown flashes in his short time with Montreal. He's currently a member of the second-unit power play.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Flashes offense in win

    Barron scored a goal on his only shot in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Winnipeg. He added two blocked shots, one hit and two PIM over 19:09 of ice time.

    Barron filled the center slot on a rush and went five hole on Laurent Brossoit to even the game at one goal apiece. It was the third goal in four games for Barron, who filled in for Kaiden Guhle after being a healthy scratch the first three games of the season. Guhle returned Saturday, was Barron's partner on the second pair, and had a pair of assists. Barron will remain in the lineup with David Savard (hand) expected out until early December. However, if Barron continues to provide offense, he could play over Gustav Lindstrom when Savard returns.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Pots rebound in loss

    Barron scored a goal on three shots, blocked two shots, delivered four hits and was assessed two penalty minutes over 21:22 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Devils.

    The 21-year-old defender filled in for an injured Kaiden Guhle (upper body) for a third straight game and Barron may stay in the active lineup for a bit. And not only because he scored his second goal in as many games Tuesday. After news broke that David Savard will miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken hand, Barron moved up to the top pair alongside Mike Matheson. When Guhle returns, Barron could stick as a top-four blueliner.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Posts first goal on season

    Barron netted his first goal of the season in Monday's 3-1 win against the Sabres.

    Barron, filling in for the injured Kaiden Guhle (upper body) for the second straight game, paid instant dividends. He scored just 2:56 into the game to get the visitors off on the right foot, with helpers from Arber Xhekaj and Sean Monahan. Barron added a plus-1 rating, two blocked shots and a minor penalty. Next up for the Canadiens is a home date with the Devils.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Makes debut

    Barron blocked one shot over 11:31 of ice time in Saturdays' 3-2 overtime win against the Capitals.

    Barron made his season debut, filling in for the injured Kaiden Guhle (upper body). He skated on the third pair with Arber Xhekaj. Barron showed some offense last season with 15 points in 39 games. but he may not get the ice time necessary to showcase that side of his game frequently in 2023-24.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Could debut Saturday

    Barron could make his regular-season debut Saturday in place of an injured Kaiden Guhle (upper body), Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Guhle is deemed day-to-day with an injury suffered during Tuesday's loss to the Wild. Barron, who opened the season as a healthy scratch for all three games, is prepared to make his debut against Washington. He played well enough in a 39-game sampling last season after being called up from AHL Laval but was not one of the top six defensemen coming out of training camp.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Buries one in finale

    Barron scored a short-handed goal in Thursday's season-ending 5-4 loss to Boston. He added one hit, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes over 25:49 of ice time.

    After some activity near the net, a loose puck came out to the slot where Barron jumped and buried it past Jeremy Swayman. The 21-year-old defenseman finished the season with four goals and 11 assists while going plus-2 over 39 games. He was called up in December and never went back to the AHL. Barron will have a spot on Montreal's blue line in 2023-24.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Two helpers in return

    Barron recorded a pair of assists and five hits in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Penguins.

    Barron, returning from a six-game absence with an upper-body injury, assisted on Mike Hoffman's goal in the first period before setting up Anthony Richard's game-winner in the third. The 21-year-old Barron is up to three goals and eight assists through 25 games this season. A first-round pick in 2020, Barron should see a regular role on Montreal's blueline over the final month of the season.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Back in action

    Barron (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

    Barron has produced nine points, 24 shots on goal, 19 blocks and 22 hits in 24 contests this campaign. He will replace Chris Wideman on the back end of the Canadiens following a six-game absence.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Unavailable Monday

    Barron (upper body) won't play Monday against Colorado, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Barron will miss his sixth straight game despite wearing a regular jersey during Monday's morning skate. He has produced nine points, 24 shots on goal, 19 blocks and 22 hits in 24 games this season.

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  • Canadiens' Justin Barron: Won't play against Devils

    Barron (upper body) isn't ready to return for Saturday's game against New Jersey, per Guillaume Lefrancois of La Presse.

    Barron hasn't played since March 2 because of the injury. He has three goals and nine points in 24 contests in 2022-23. Barron might serve on the third pairing once he's healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Halifax, NS
Age: 22
Experience: 3
Shoots: Right