Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt is making a name for himself at Penn State. The sophomore center has emerged as a team leader, and Saturday night dazzled the Nittany Lion faithful with an incredible lacrosse-style goal.
@BarrattEvan @ESPNAssignDesk @Buccigross #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/Jy1zL1nNEH— Penn State Men’s Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) November 4, 2018
Barratt, a 2017 third-round draft pick by Chicago, tallied his third goal of the season on the play to cut the deficit to 3-2 just 3:40 into the third period. Penn State would tie the game late in the frame to send it to overtime, but the Sun Devils’ Johnny Walker scored the game-winning goal for a 4-3 win over the No. 5-ranked Nittany Lions.
Barratt, a 6-foot, 187-pound center, has three goals and seven assists in seven games for Penn State. During his freshman season, he tallied 11 goals and 18 points in 32 contests.
The Nittany Lions are looking to make the NCAA tournament for a third consecutive season under seven-year coach Guy Gadowsky.