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Watch: Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt scores backhanded goal for Team USA at world juniors

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The 2017 third-round draft pick is on the scoresheet.

United States v Slovakia - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt scored his first goal for the American men’s national junior team in his first game at the World Junior Championship on Friday.

Barratt’s goal gave the United States a 2-1 lead over Slovakia at 5:43 of the third period.

The Penn State sophomore took the puck from below the goal line then skated to the area between the faceoff circles before ripping a backhander into the net past goaltender Samuel Hlavaj.

The Blackhawks drafted Barratt in the third round of the 2017 NHL draft.