Going to Halifax Mooseheads games growing up was one of Justin Barron’s favourite things to do.
So when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise selected him 13th overall in the 2017 draft, going to prep school like his older brother Morgan was no longer an option.
“Getting picked by my hometown here in Halifax, I just felt it was the best fit for me personally to live at home and being with such a great organization,” Barron said at the Memorial Cup.
The defenceman has developed into a top name to watch for at the 2020 NHL Draft, which has already been highlighted by CHL player of the year Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic.
Justin’s brother, Morgan Barron, 20, chose to forgo playing in the QMJHL and instead attend St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ont. His play at the all-boys prep school drew the attention of the New York Rangers, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2017 draft.