Another Nittany Lion is heading to the pros. Evan Barratt has inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. Barratt, who was drafted in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, will forgo his final season of eligibility to join the Blackhawks.
Junior @BarrattEvan is taking his talents to the Windy City, forgoing his final season in #HockeyValley, after inking a three-year, entry-level contract with the #Blackhawks on Thursday afternoon!!— Penn State Men’s Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) April 2, 2020
Congrats Evan and Good Luck!! #WeAre pic.twitter.com/1Jmu8EmB8n
One of the most talented players Penn State has seen, Barratt put up 39 goals and 95 points in 98 career games. He formed a formidable trio with Alex Limoges and Liam Folkes. The three combined to form the highest scoring line in college hockey in 2018-19, amassing 53 goals and 123 points.
The flashiest of the trio, Barratt was no stranger to Top 10 highlight reels. There was his lacrosse inspired beauty against Arizona State.
Then came his incredible display of hand-eye coordination this past season.
Barratt becomes the fourth Nittany Lion to sign a professional deal this offseason — joining Folkes, Brandon Biro, and Nate Sucese — and the first to depart early.