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#27 Seth Barton
Pos: D
D.O.B.: 8/18/99
From: Kelowna, BC
Height: 6'2
Weight: 175
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2018 draft 3rd rnd, 81th overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 3/24/21
Plus: Smoth skater... Good frame, size projects well... Patient defender, good one-on-one because of anticipation... Plays both special teams... Good first pass ...
Minus: Skating speed is adequate... Offensive potential still remains untapped... Needs to learn to use size better...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings Director of Player Development - Shawn Horcoff "He's a good defender, he's got good size, he can skate. I think one thing is the offensive side of his game is starting to come a little bit more, he's getting more pucks to the net, he's jumping up in the play more, becoming more of a well-rounded defenseman."
What GRC says: Fall 2021 Barton had an impressive audition at the end of last season with Grand Rapids and is looking to cement his place in the lineup. He has got size and mobility, but his real strength is in his patience and anticipation which allows him to make plays and break them up with a flair. The rookie blueliner has his work cut out for him, but brings some good size and plays on both special teams, something that should help.

Role: Two-way Defenseman
Projection: NHL third pair defender


3/24/21 Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
4/2/21 Signed to ATO by Grand Rapids (AHL)
7/1/21 GR - UFA - Starts NHL 2-yr Contract with Detroit (NHL)