Riley Barber (born February 7, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Barber was selected by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of retired NHL player Don Barber.
February 7, 1994|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Laval Rocket (AHL)
167th overall, 2012|
Barber played college hockey for the Miami RedHawks of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In his freshman year, Barber's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 Central Collegiate Hockey Association All-Conference First Team. In 40 games, he tallied 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points and was second in team scoring by then-sophomore Austin Czarnik. On December 22, 2013, during his sophomore season at Miami, Barber was named captain of the United States men's national junior ice hockey team for the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He had been a member of the 2013 United States squad that won gold.
On April 17, 2015, Barber chose to forego his senior with Miami and signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Capitals. He was assigned to the Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. He made his professional debut on October 10, 2015, registering two goals in a 5–1 win over the Springfield Falcons.
On December 7, 2018, the Capitals recalled Barber from Hershey after placing T. J. Oshie on injured reserve, though he did not play. He led the Bears with 18 points in 20 appearances for the season before being recalled.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2010–11||Dubuque Fighting Saints||USHL||57||14||14||28||48||11||2||0||2||6|
|2011–12||USA Hockey NTDP||USHL||24||5||6||11||59||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||2012–13|
|All-CCHA First Team||2012–13|||
|All-NCHC Second Team||2013–14|||
- Janes, Chelsea (July 13, 2013). "Washington Capitals prospect Riley Barber builds on hockey and skating pedigree". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
- "CCHA All-Conference teams". Central Collegiate Hockey Association. March 28, 2013. Archived from the original on August 20, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
- "Predicting the next 5 Capitals prospects to arrive in the NHL". bleacherreport.com. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
- "Miami's Barber named U.S. World Junior Captain". USCHO.com. December 22, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
- "Barber Signs Entry-Level Deal with Capitals". Miami RedHawks. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
- Stuccio, Scott (October 10, 2015). "Hershey Bears get two goals from rookie Riley Barber in season opening win over Springfield". The Patriot-News. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- Vogel, Mike (February 25, 2017). "Caps Edge Edmonton, 2-1". NHL.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
- Brown, Harrison (December 8, 2018). "Washington at Columbus Preview: Capitals Conclude Road Trip In Columbus With First Place In The Division At Stake on Saturday Night". NoVa Caps. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "Capitals' Riley Barber: Promoted to top level". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "One-year, two-way contract for Right Winger Riley Barber". Montreal Canadiens. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
- Zadarnowski, Andrew (September 24, 2019). "Riley Barber placed on waivers by Montreal Canadiens". Eyes On The Prize. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
- "Conference Honors, 2012–13". CollegeHockeyInc.com. April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- "NCHC announces All-Conference All-Rookie Team". USCHO.com. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| CCHA Rookie of the Year
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