Ivan Barbashev
Ivan Barbashev
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
St. Louis Blues
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Barbashev has claimed a full-time role in the NHL over the last two seasons, accruing 25 goals and 27 assists over 149 games. The 25-year-old typically doesn't stray from the bottom six; he averaged just 13:27 of ice time per game last year. It would be surprising if he received a promotion this year after the addition of Mike Hoffman, so Barbashev's main contributions will come in a checking role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.95 million deal with St. Louis in September on 2019.
Earns assist Wednesday
LWSt. Louis Blues
January 13, 2021
Barbashev had an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
ANALYSIS
The Blues' fourth line added some insurance in the third period when Barbashev set up Kyle Clifford for the team's third goal. With 26 points and 144 hits in 69 games last year, Barbashev had his most productive season. The 25-year-old Russian may be limited to fourth-line duties in 2020-21, but the Blues' offense may be deep enough to make him fantasy relevant in deeper formats.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2020 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2019 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2017 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2016 NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:41
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:11
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:21
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
11:31
0:03
1:35
2019–20
13:27
0:07
1:36
2020–21
11:41
0:11
2:21
Blues Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Blues Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ivan Barbashev
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
December 12, 2019
Evan Berofsky analyzes the top waiver-wire additions for the week, including Josh Bailey, who spends enough time on the Islanders' first line to warrant more attention.
NHL Barometer: Risers & Fallers
December 3, 2019
Jan Levine analyzes this week's ups and down in hockey as Logan Couture is scoring goals again after a slow start to the season.
DraftKings NHL: Saturday Breakdown
November 23, 2019
Neil Parker likes Brayden Schenn's value price as the forward goes up against the struggling Predators.
Prospects Analysis: Pacific Division
September 26, 2019
Jon Litterine details each Pacific team's top prospects.
DraftKings NHL: Tuesday Playoff Picks
May 21, 2019
Chris Morgan previews Tuesday's Game 6 with the Sharks facing elimination in St. Louis.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2014
Barbashev teetered on the edge of a full-time NHL role during the 2017-18 season, and he finally secured it in 2018-19 with 14 goals and 26 points -- doubling his previous career highs -- in 80 NHL games. The 23-year-old also played in 25 games during the postseason and is considered one of the team's most effective penalty killers. Barbashev was the Blues' restricted free agent to sign this offseason, and he'll be called upon again in a bottom-six role. He has proven he has the skill to eclipse the 30 points, and another summer of development could push him to that mark.
The 22-year-old forward has been easing into NHL play and even appeared on a line with Vladimir Tarasenko for a few games last season, which helped Barbashev notch seven goals and six helpers in 53 contests. However, Barbashev will have extra competition to stick with the big club after the slew of offseason moves brought substantial depth to St. Louis. If he makes the team out of camp, expect him to play a bottom-six role (likely the fourth line). It will be a struggle for Barbashev to reach 25 points this season without substantial injuries in the Blues' top nine.
Barbashev was chosen 33rd overall by the Blues in June’s NHL Entry Draft following two successful seasons with Moncton of the QMJHL. While his scoring totals aren’t as gaudy as some of the other upper-tier prospects from the league, Barbashev has shown a highly-developed two-way game. Despite not being a premier stick-handler, Barbashev uses his big frame well, both in protecting the puck and doling out punishment. The 18-year-old likely profiles as a second-line center or wing at the NHL level.
More Fantasy News
Rejoins team at practice
LWSt. Louis Blues
August 18, 2020
Barbashev (personal) was back on the ice for Tuesday's practice session, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
May return to bubble soon
LWSt. Louis Blues
Personal
August 11, 2020
According to coach Craig Berube, the tentative plan is for Barbashev (personal) to return to Edmonton on Friday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Exits bubble
LWSt. Louis Blues
Personal
August 4, 2020
Barbashev has returned to St. Louis to be present for the birth of his first child.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Credited with 11th goal
LWSt. Louis Blues
March 11, 2020
Barbashev had a goal, four hits and two shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Finds twine on penalty kill
LWSt. Louis Blues
February 23, 2020
Barbashev scored a short-handed goal on his lone shot of the game in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Wild.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.