Jets sign 2023 first-round pick Colby Barlow to three-year, entry-level deal

Sean Reynolds joins The Jeff Marek Show to discuss what newest Jets prospect Colby Barlow brings to the club and why his leadership and team-first mentality will make him a long-term asset for the Jets.

The Winnipeg Jets have signed 2023 first-round pick Colby Barlow to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday.

The deal carries an annual average value of $1.2 million.

The Jets selected Barlow 18th overall at the 2023 NHL draft after he had 79 points (46 goals, 33 assists) in 59 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack last season.

The 18-year-old added three goals in four playoff games. 

In two seasons with Owen Sound, Barlow has 126 points (76 goals, 50 assists) in 118 games.

He was selected to the OHL First All-Rookie Team in 2021-22.

Internationally, Barlow helped Canada win gold at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and bronze at the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship.

In three games with the Jets at the 2023 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C., he scored one goal in three games.

–with files from Sportsnet staff

September 21, 2023


Colby Barlow

Winnipeg Jets
3 yrs
Entry-Level Deal
$1.2 million
$3.6 million

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