Rookie defenseman Barron joins IceMen

Evansville IceMen have agreed to terms with defenseman Loren Barron for the 2013-14 season.

The IceMen now are the ECHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

Barron, 24, played the last four seasons at Quinnipiac University of the ECAC. Last season, Barron played in 43 games and accumulated 16 points (3g-13a) for the Bobcats as they advanced to the Frozen Four. In his four-year Quinnipiac career, Barron appeared in 158 games, notching 66 points (16g-50a).

Prior to his collegiate days, Barron suited up for the Indiana Ice (2008-09) of the USHL, where he played in 57 games and tallied 21 points (3g-18a). He also appeared in 46 games with the Valley Jr. Warriors of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2007-08.