Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament Championship Game vs. Notre Dame, Barratt (17)

Evan Barratt (17) skates toward the puck with Notre Dame player Spencer Stastney (24) during the Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Game against Notre Dame at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Ind. on Mar. 23, 2019. No. 16 Fighting Irish defeated No. 17 Nittany Lions, 3-2.

Evan Barratt is going to be back in ‘Hockey Valley.’

According to The Athletic’s Scott Powers, Barratt will return to Penn State for his junior season next year. 

Barratt was one of many Penn State players who had a decision to make about leaving early, but so far all of them have decided to return to the Nittany Lions.

Barratt finished the season with 43 points, which was tied for 13th in the nation.

His 1.34 points per game ranked fourth in the nation.

Barratt was one of the crucial players on Penn State’s most productive offensive line, along with Liam Folkes and Alex Limoges. 

It seems like the Big Ten will have to deal with that trio for yet another season. 

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