04/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/30/2021 13:03
NEW YORK, April 30, 2021 - The New York Rangers announced today that the team has recalled forward Morgan Barron and defenseman Tarmo Reunanen from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Barron, 22, has skated in 21 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 20 penalty minutes. He has recorded a point in 17 of Hartford's 21 games in 2020-21, including a goal in nine of those contests. Barron is tied for third among AHL rookies in goals and is tied for sixth among AHL rookies in points this season. In addition, he is tied for second in the AHL in power play goals (six) in 2020-21. Barron leads Hartford in goals, points, shots on goal (57), and plus/minus rating this season.
The 6-4, 220-pounder played three seasons at Cornell University prior to beginning his professional career this season. Barron was named a First Team All-American and was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey in 2019-20, as he recorded 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) and a plus-17 rating in 29 games as a junior. He was named to the ECAC Hockey First All-Star Team in each of his final two seasons at Cornell, and he was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in 2019-20.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia native was selected by the Rangers in the sixth round, 174th overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Reunanen, 23, has skated in 21 AHL games with Hartford this season, registering four goals and 13 assists for 17 points. He leads the Wolf Pack in assists and is tied for second on the team in points in 2020-21, and his 17 points are also the most among Hartford defensemen. Reunanen is tied for third among AHL defensemen in points and is tied for fifth among AHL defensemen in assists this season. He has tallied a point in eight of the last 11 games, and he has recorded 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) over the span.
The 6-0, 185-pounder has also skated in one game with the Rangers this season. Reunanen registered his first career NHL assist/point while making his NHL debut with the Blueshirts on Mar. 15 vs. Philadelphia.
The Aanekoski, Finland native was selected by the Rangers in the fourth round, 98th overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.