Mathew Barzal (born May 26, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Barzal was selected by the Islanders in the first round, 16th overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2017–18, becoming the fifth Islanders player to win the award. Playing career Amateur Barzal played in the 2010 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with his youth team from Burnaby. He was selected first overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. In his rookie season with the Thunderbirds in the 2013–14 season, Barzal scored 14 goals and 40 assists for 54 points. He was ranked seventh in the NHL’s midterm rankings…
Goal of the Year Candidate: Mat Barzal on Carter Hutton 3.6.21
Mathew Barzal fights off the pressure from the Sabres’ defense, and scores a sweet between-the-legs goal to tie the game
Mathew Barzal signs a 3 year $7M AAV Extension!
Per NHL.com: Mathew Barzal agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Islanders on Saturday. 3 x $7M. The 23-year-old center, who was a restricted free agent, led the Islanders in scoring with 60 points (19 goals, 41 assists) in 68 games last season and scored 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Selected by New York in the first round (No. 16) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Barzal has scored 207 points (59 goals, 148 assists) in 234 regular-season games and 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in 30 playoff games. Barzal, who has led the Islanders in scoring in each of…
Top 10 plays from 2019-2020: Mathew Barzal
The Hockey News Annual Top 50 best players in the NHL list!
1. Mackinnon 2. McDavid 3. Crosby 4. Panarin 5. Pastrnak 6. Draisatl 7. Hedman 8. Pettersson 9. Point 10. Kucherov 11. Marchand 12. Matthews 13. Eichel 14. Kane 15. Ovechkin 16. Hellebuyck 17. Vasilevsky 18. Malkin 19. Josi 20. Barkov 21. Seth Jones 22. O’Reilly 23. Carlson 24. Pietrangelo 25. Scheifele 26. Aho 27. Marner 28. Heiskanen 29. Stone 30. Barzal 31. Bergeron 32. Werenski 33. Rantanen 34. Huberdeau 35. Price 36. Couturier 37. Rask 38. P Luc-Dubois 39. Tavares 40. Lehner 41. Slavin 42. Connor 43. Theodore 44. Makar 45. Q Hughes 46. Laine 47. Horvat 48. Zibanejad 49. M Tkachuk 50. C Hart Honestly I do not…
NHL Network drops their top 20 centers list. Lets fix this…
Nathan MacKinnon – Top dog for me because he proved he can do it with literally anyone on his line. He was missing Rantanen for a large chunk of the season and played serious time with guys like Donskoi, Calvert, and Burakovsky on his line. No surprise these guys all had career years, at least on pace for. Thanks Covid. Connor McDavid – Easily the most valuable player on his team still and it isn’t even close IMO. One on one, hands down the scariest player in the world still. Completing his game in the faceoff department, a slapshot/one-timer, and remotely show up on the defensive end and he’s in…