Mathew Barzal Player Info

Mathew Barzal

#13

Position

Center

Shoots

Right

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

6'0"

Weight

187 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

24

Birthplace

Coquitlam, BC,
Canada

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

9

Drafted

2015:R1 - 16th

Teammates

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

Mathew Barzal Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG TOI
13/02 at L 5-2 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 00:20:56
12/02 at L 3-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:20:29
10/02 at W 3-6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:18:15
02/02 at W 4-1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:16:17
31/01 at L 3-4 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:24:04
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SEASON
45 12 25 37 -4 14 1 9 0 0 0 2021-2022
55 17 28 45 13 48 1 7 0 0 1 2020-2021
68 19 41 60 5 44 4 8 0 0 171 2019-2020
82 18 44 62 -4 48 3 15 0 0 0 2018-2019
82 22 63 85 1 30 5 22 0 0 0 2017-2018
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG PLAYOFF
19 6 8 14 1 19 1 4 0 0 0 2020-2021
22 5 12 17 2 10 0 0 0 0 53 2020

Mathew Barzal Statistical Graphs

Mathew Barzal Player Bio


Mathew Barzal

ON-ICE VALUE
Top-Six Center

STRENGTHS
Skating: If you consider not only pure speed but also agility, edges and change of pace, Barzal may well be the single best skater in the NHL. Blazing by opponents is a walk in the park for the young center. Moreover, he can consistently skate circles around them as well to apply a ton of pressure in the offensive zone.

Hands: Barzal is also blessed with soft hands that allow him to weave through traffic with the greatest of ease. Combined with his blistering pace, this makes him a dangerous one-on-one player who can downright embarrass you in space. He’s a solid passer too.

Shot: Though primarily seen as a playmaker due to his style, he may actually be a better shooter in practical terms. He can pick corners with his terrific wrister and is a quality finisher on both his forehand and backhand. The only goal-scoring hurdle in his way is a stubborn pass-first mentality.

WEAKNESSES
Puck Management: Barzal can create an astonishing amount of separation due to his skating. Unfortunately, he seldom capitalizes on this breathing room, frequently skating in circles until he’s cornered and forced to relinquish the puck. No star player accomplishes less while appearing to do so much every shift.

Defense: Though Barry Trotz’s structure has helped mitigate some of Barzal’s three-zone warts, he remains a work in progress on the defensive end. He often gets caught on the wrong side of the puck and doesn’t support his blueliners all that well. This stands out on an otherwise stingy Islanders squad.

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