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Aleksander Barkov | Center | #16

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/2/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 213
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (2) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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Aleksander Barkov has been nominated for the Lady Byng Trophy.
Barkov had 27 goals, 78 points and 14 penalty minutes in 79 games this season. He wasn’t chosen as one of the finalists for the Selke Trophy, so it’s nice to see him get some recognition for his outstanding season. Vegas’ William Karlsson and Buffalo’s Ryan O’Reilly have also been nominated for the Lady Byng Award. Apr 20 - 6:37 PM
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Aleksander Barkov was a notable omission among the three Selke Trophy finalists, which were announced on Wednesday.

Boston's Patrice Bergeron, Philadelphia's Sean Couturier and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar were selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Barkov was thought to be a strong contender for the league's best defensive forward award during the regular season. His numbers also stack up well against the finalists, but Florida not making the playoffs may have played a factor in him not being nominated.
Apr 19 - 9:14 AM

Aleksander Barkov (undisclosed) will miss the final two games of the regular season.

Barkov was injured in Thursday's game against the Bruins when he was hit into the boards awkwardly by Colby Cave. The Panthers still have a chance to make the playoffs if they win their last two games and the Flyers lose their final one, but they'll have to accomplish all that without Barkov, who is arguably their MVP this season. The 22-year-old has 27 goals and 78 points in 79 games this season. Even if the Panthers sneak into the post-season, there's no guarantee that he'll be able to play.
Apr 7 - 11:09 AM

Aleksander Barkov was forced to leave Thursday's game against Boston late in the third period following a hit he received from Colby Cave along the boards.

Coach Bob Boughner did not have an update on Barkov's status after the contest. "I know the doctors are back there checking him out, so I don’t have anything as of now," Boughner said. "Didn't look great when he was going off the ice, to be honest. … Everyone’s playing hard at this time of year and finishing hits. We'll take it day by day. Hopefully, he’s all right. Hopefully we can get him back, but I didn't like the way it looked when he left the ice." Barkov scored his 27th goal of the season and logged 16:40 of ice time in the contest before his exit. Florida has to win out and get some help to make the playoffs. Potentially, losing their top center would put them in a deeper hole.
Apr 6 - 9:29 AM

Aleksander Barkov registered two assists in Monday's 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Barkov picked up the primary helpers on goals by Evgenii Dadonov (power play) and Alex Petrovic (game-winner). The Panthers center finished the night with an even rating, three shots on goal and one hit in 19:05 of ice time. The 22-year-old has failed to score a goal in eight consecutive games, but he helped his team pick up two huge points in the standings tonight. Barkov has 26 goals and 51 points in 77 games this season. The Panthers are now five points behind the Devils for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Florida has a game in hand.
Apr 2 - 11:08 PM

Aleksander Barkov has been quiet offensively of late.

Barkov has just one goal in his last 13 contests and he's picked up just two assists in his last five games. The Panthers forward is averaging over 22 minutes of ice time this season, which is a big number for a forward, and it looks like he's running out of gas because of it. "There’s never a shift that goes by that he’s not giving you his all," head coach Bob Boughner said. "I think he’s hit the wall a little bit in the last couple games, but Barky’s been able to find that extra gear all year. It’s not going to be anything different tomorrow. I think we know how important the game is, the next few games are. I’m not worried about Barky. Even when his game isn’t at its best, he still can make huge contributions."
Mar 31 - 10:40 AM

The Florida Panthers were shut out by the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 4-0 tonight.

After a scoreless first period, the Blue Jackets scored three goals in the opening 5:42 of the second frame to pull away from the Panthers. Aleksander Barkov was neutralized by Columbus, only firing off one shot on goal and finishing the game a minus-2. The Panthers sit one point behind the New Jersey Devils for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and will host the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
Mar 22 - 10:26 PM

Aleksander Barkov scored his 26th goal of the season in Monday's 2-0 win over Montreal.

Barkov, who ended a six-game goalless skid, scored early in the third period after Aaron Ekblad opened the scoring in the first frame. He had six helpers during his mini-goal slump. Barkov is up to 71 points in 69 games this campaign.
Mar 20 - 10:14 AM

Aleksander Barkov will be in charge of shutting down Connor McDavid when the Panthers and Oilers meet on Saturday afternoon.

Barkov has emerged as one of the best two-way centers in the game, so it'll be interesting to see how he handles himself in a matchup against the most dynamic player in the league. "I like our matchups all year, but yeah, Barky will be the guy that McDavid will see most of the night," head coach Bob Boughner said. "There’s going to be some shifts where (Vincent Trocheck) is going to have to see him. Troch did a real good job in Edmonton against him, so against that guy, it’s not just one guy shutting him down. Your whole line’s got to be responsible and your D have got to be a part of it as well." This should be a good battle.
Mar 17 - 8:58 AM

Aleksander Barkov contributed two assists in a 5-0 win over Montreal on Thursday night.

Barkov has collected five goals and nine helpers during an eight-game point streak. He has amassed 68 points in 64 contests this campaign.
Mar 9 - 10:11 AM

Aleksander Barkov extended his point streak to seven straight games on Tuesday night.

Barkov helped set up goals by Nick Bjugstad and Vincent Trocheck (power play) in the third period to get Tuesday's game to overtime. However, Florida came up short in a 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Barkov has five goals and seven assists during his recent scoring spree.
Mar 7 - 10:00 AM

Aleksander Barkov has been selected as the third star of the week by the NHL.

Barkov produced five goals and added an assist in four outings during the period ending Mar. 4. He is currently riding a six-game point streak and has a career-high 64 points in 62 matches this season.
Mar 5 - 4:46 PM

Aleksander Barkov recorded a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.

Barkov five goals and five assists during a six-game point streak. Sunday's match was also the third straight game that Barkov scored on the backhand. That gives him seven markers on the year on the backhand, which ties him for the league lead with Dallas' Alexander Radulov and Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov.
Mar 5 - 10:16 AM

Aleksander Barkov found the back of the net in Friday's 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Barkov has accumulated eight points during a five-game point streak. His goal at the 6:49 mark of the second period extended Florida's lead to 3-1 at the time. Barkov finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one blocked shot in 20:29 of ice time. The 22-year-old is up to 24 goals and 62 points in 61 games this season. He's proven to be one of the excellent two-way centers in the league in 2017-18. Mike Matheson, Aaron Ekblad and Colton Sceviour also scored for the Panthers in the victory.
Mar 2 - 10:27 PM

Aleksander Barkov scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Barkov opened the scoring in the first period after he simply threw a puck towards the net. New Jersey's netminder, Cory Schneider, made the initial save, but the puck bounced off a Devils defenseman and into the net. Barkov's second tally, with under four minutes remaining in regulation, extended Florida's lead to 3-1. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and three blocked shots in 23:14 of ice time. The 22-year-old has now accumulated seven points during his current four-game point streak. He's up to 23 goals and a career-high 61 points in 60 games this season. Maxim Mamin also scored for the Panthers on Thursday.
Mar 1 - 10:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Jared McCann
5Derek MacKenzie
6Henrik Borgstrom
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Denis Malgin
3Jamie McGinn
4Connor Brickley
5Frank Vatrano
RW1Evgenii Dadonov
2Colton Sceviour
3Micheal Haley
4Maxim Mamin
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Mike Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6MacKenzie Weegar
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer