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NHL PLAYER, Tyson Barrie


Born Jul 26, 1991 -- Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Selected by Colorado Avalanche round 3 #64 overall 2009 NHL Entry Draft

Tyson Barrie is a Canadian defenceman currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Barrie previously played for and captained the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Barrie is the son of former NHLer and Tampa Bay Lightning former co-owner Len Barrie. He is from Langford, British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island, a suburb of Victoria.   

After initially playing in the Midget AAA league with the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies, Barrie began his major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets at the tail end of the 2006–07 season.   In his rookie season with the Rockets in 2007–08 season, he showed early potential as an offensive presence on the blueline, leading team defencemen with nine goals, 34 assists and 43 points.

Barrie's debut season coincided with the club's resurgence from the bottom of the B.C. Division to second place with a seven-game series first round playoff appearance in which he contributed with four points. At year's end, Barrie impressive rookie season was recognised with a selection to the CHL All-Rookie Team.  

Barrie improved upon his first full season success to again lead all Rockets defenseman in points with 12 goals and 52 points in the 2008–09 regular season. He contributed with 18 post-season points in 22 games, including scoring the championship clinching overtime goal in game six against the Calgary Hitmen to help the Rockets capture the WHL's Ed Chynoweth Cup. Following a Memorial Cup appearance with the Rockets he featured in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game.  

In his first year of eligibility, Barrie was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round, 64th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He was elevated by the Rockets to their leadership group when he was added as an Alternate Captain for the 2009–10 season.    Barrie had an excellent third season with Kelowna, finishing the year tied amongst all WHL defenseman in scoring with 72 points in just 63 games. As a result, Barrie was selected to the WHL Western Conference First-All-Star Team, the CHL Second All-Star Team and was awarded the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the League's Defenseman of the Year.  

On September 23, 2010, he was announced as the Kelowna Rockets captain for the 2010–11 season. With the focus to improve his all-round game, Barrie dropped his offensive output from his previous season, however still led all blueliners in scoring amongst the Rockets with 58 points in 54 games. He was again selected to the Western Conference First All-Star Team, and finished runner-up to fellow Avalanche draft pick, Stefan Elliott, in voting for the Bill Hunter Trophy.

On March 25, 2011, Barrie signalled the end of his junior career when he was signed by the Avalanche to a three-year entry level contract. He completed his tenure with the Kelowna Rockets to finish as the club's highest scoring defenseman in history with 228 points in 256 games.   

After attending his third Avalanche training camp, Barrie made his professional debut in the 2011–12 season, assigned to the Avalanche's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. As a defenceman, he impressively led the Monsters in scoring at the midpoint of the campaign and was selected in the AHL All-Star Game, scoring a goal and helping the Western Conference to victory.

Shortly after, on February 4, 2012, he received his first NHL call-up by the Avalanche. He made his debut three days later on February 7, in a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center.   Barrie had his best NHL season to date in 2014-15, registering a career high 53 points. He also led the Avalanche in ice time for a non goalie with 1,709 minutes.

On July 1, Barrie, along with Alexander Kerfoot and a 6th-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, were traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosén and a 3rd-round pick in 2020.  

Source: Wikipedia


Barrie stays hot in Maple Leafs’ win January 30, 2020

Tyson Barrie played a crucial role in his team’s win on Wednesday night, as the Toronto Maple Leafs held on to defeat the Dallas Stars, 5-3. The 28-year-old defenseman tallied a goal and an assist in the contest, to go along with a game-high, +3 rating. The Victoria-native is currently in the midst of a 4-game point streak, registering 1 goal and 5 assists in that span.

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Barrie stays hot in Leafs’ win November 25, 2019

Tyson Barrie was named the first star of the game on Saturday, guiding the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 victory versus his former team, the Colorado Avalanche. The talented offensive defenseman scored for a second consecutive game in the win, while adding an assist and a game-high 4 shots on net. The 28-year-old, Victoria-native has been on an offensive tear of late, tallying 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last 4 games played.  

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Barrie looks to be the missing piece to Leafs’ success August 22, 2019

Recently acquired via trade this summer, Tyson Barrie is already being singled out by his teammates as a player that could help put the Leafs over the top this coming season. The 28-year-old Victoria-native has been one of the most productive defensemen over the last two season, tallying 116 points (28 goals, 88 assists) in 146 games played.

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Barrie pays a visit to his hometown hockey camp August 15, 2019

Tyson Barrie took time out of his summer schedule to stop by one of his old haunts, the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre in Colwood, yesterday, where he signed autographs and even participated in some hockey drills with the youngsters attending a summer camp there. A native of nearby Langford, the 28-year-old defenseman has attended or participated in some capacity with the hockey camp (which was instituted by his grandfather, Len Barrie) since he was a young child.   

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Barrie traded to Maple Leafs July 04, 2019

Tyson Barrie was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of a four-player trade earlier this week. Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2009, the Victoria-native has progressed into one of the leagues best offensive blue liners, frequently featuring among the elite in both points and goals scored. Such was again the case in 2018-19, where he finished 7th among defensemen in points (59) and 8th in goals scored (14).  

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Barrie comes through with huge Game 2 performance April 29, 2019

Tyson Barrie was named the 1st star of the game on Sunday, as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3, evening the Western Conference Second Round series at one game apiece. The smooth-skating defenseman tallied 3 points in the contest, including his first goal of the postseason. The Victoria-native has been excellent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to date, with 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) in just 7 games.  

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Barrie helps Avs stay close in playoff race March 18, 2019

Tyson Barrie scored two goals last night, as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-0. The 27-year-old defenseman would go on to be named the 2nd star of the contest. Barrie’s two-point performance gives him 50 points for the season, the second straight year he has reached that plateau. The native of Victoria, British Columbia currently ranks 8th overall among defensemen in points (50), assists (41) and 6th in power play points (23).

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Barrie comes up big in Avs’ triumph March 06, 2019

Tyson Barrie scored a late, game-tying goal last night, as the Colorado Avalanche came from behind to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in overtime, 4-3. The talented defenseman finished the game with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist), 4 shots on goal and a +2 rating, and would eventually go on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. The Victoria-native has followed up his career-best season in 2017-18 with another excellent campaign this year. Through 63 games, he is on pace to equal his point output from a year ago, tallying 7 goals and 39 assists (46 points) to date.

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Barrie continues to produce as Avs roll November 22, 2018

Tyson Barrie scored a goal and added an assist last night, as the Colorado Avalanche made quick work of the Los Angeles Kings, winning 7-3. The talented defenseman is currently in the midst of a 6-game point streak where he has tallied 2 goals and 6 assists. For the season, the Victoria-native has registered an impressive 19 points in 21 games, and currently sits 4th overall in assists by a defenseman with 17.

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Barrie concludes preseason with dominating performance October 01, 2018

Tyson Barrie was one of the standout performers in Colorado’s final exhibition game last night, tallying 2 points – including his first goal of NHL preseason – in a 6-5 win versus the Dallas. The 27-year-old defenseman would go on to lead his team in ice-time (22:38), while registering an impressive +3 rating. The Victoria-native is coming off of a season that saw him set career-highs in a plethora of categories, including goals (14) and points (57).

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Barrie shines as Avalanche claim playoff berth April 09, 2018

Tyson Barrie played a big role in the Colorado Avalanche’s 5-2, playoff-clinching victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night, tallying a power play goal and 4 shots on net. The 26-year-old rising star has had a career year this season, setting new highs in both goals (14) and assists (43). The Victoria-native was one of the top point producers among defensemen this season, finishing second in points per game (0.84).

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Barrie stays hot as Avs’ cruise March 14, 2018

Tyson Barrie chipped in with another point last night, as the Colorado Avalanche dominated the Minnesota Wild, winning by a score of 5-1. The smooth-skating defenseman finished the game with a team-high 25:02 of ice-time to go along with 5 shots on net, 3 blocks and an assist. The Victoria-native is currently on a 7-game point streak, with 4 goals and 6 assists in that span. For the season, Barrie is on pace for new career-highs in both points and assist, despite missing numerous games to injury. In 55 games played, he has tallied an impressive 47 points (10 goals, 37 assists), ranking him 1st overall in points per game among defensemen (0.85).

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Barrie stars in Avs’ win October 06, 2017

Tyson Barrie provided a bit of everything last night from the blue line, as the Colorado Avalanche surprised the New York Rangers at home, winning by a score of 4-2. The 26-year-old offensive defenseman, who would eventually be named the 3rd star of the contest, could not have had a much better opening game. Tasked with being one of Colorado’s top two defenders, Barrie appeared up to the challenge, tallying 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist), 4 shots on net and 25:14 of ice time.

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