Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Riley Barber (Pittsburgh, PA) has been playing impressive hockey at the Washington Capitals Summer Development Camp.  Barber, 18, was the Washington Capitals' 6th round pick, 167th overall, at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft held in June in his hometown.  The 6', 190 lb right winger spent last season with the US National Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, posting 20 goals, 35 points, and 85 penalty minutes in 56 games.  He also won the USHL championship, the Clark Cup, in 2011 with the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  Barber's father Don played 115 NHL games between 1988 and 1992.  Don Barber also played college hockey for Bowling Green just 3 years after Capitals General Manager George McPhee did, and Riley has also chosen to play his college hockey in Ohio for the Miami Redhawks next season.  Barber's past coaches rave about him.  Danton Cole says “he’s got a pro shot, another kid with a real high compete level and hates to lose, his battle level is real good.  He ...
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