Place of BirthLondon, ON
McConnell-Barker is a two-way forward who plays with pace and has an ability to make an impact in every zone. His pace and skating seem to be a level about his teammates and competition. He was always moving his feet, getting hard in on the forecheck to pressure defenders and coming back to help out his defenders in his own end. McConnell-Barker has a great low stance and is able to accelerate quickly using his crossovers. He makes great reads in the neutral zone and is able to cause turnovers with a quick stick. He also showed a willingness to drive into open lanes in the middle of the ice and to put the puck into high danger areas for his teammates. McConnell-Barker also did a good job moving around the offensive zone to find open space. In terms of improvement, I would like to see him improve his own zone awareness. He tended to transition towards the offensive zone too early at times and take himself out of the play. Overall, McConnell-Barker excels as a two-way forward who has power play upside but could improve his own zone awareness to not get caught out of position. Based on this viewing, he has a strong chance of going in the first few rounds of the draft.
Bryce Mcconnell-Barker's Reports
|Nov 10/21||Bryce Mcconnell-Barker||22763 – Sudbury vs. Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||by Joseph Aleong||View Summary|
|Nov 1/21||Bryce Mcconnell-Barker||22727 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. Kitchener||OHL||by Olivia McArter||View Summary|
|Oct 31/21||Bryce Mcconnell-Barker||22719 – North Bay vs. Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||by Mat Sheridan||View Summary|
|Oct 24/21||Bryce Mcconnell-Barker||22668 – Sault Ste. Marie vs. North Bay||OHL||by Josh Bell||View Summary|