Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Tyson Barrie
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
BIRTHDATE: 07/26/1991
AGE: 25
DRAFTED: COL: 2009-64 overall

2014-15 SEASON
Led all Colorado defensemen in points (53), goals (12-tied) and assists (41)…His 53 points ranked eighth among NHL defensemen and were the most by an Avalanche blueliner since 2001-02 (Rob Blake 56)…Barrie was the first Avs D to record that many assists since Ray Bourque had 52 in 2000-01…Led the entire team in assists and plus/minus rating (+5), while ranking second in average ice time (21:21) and power-play points (2g/14a)…Barrie and John-Michael Liles, who co-led the Avs with 40 helpers in 2010-11, are the only Avalanche/Nordiques defensemen to ever lead the team in assists…Tyson’s 41 assists tied him for eighth among league rearguards…Was only the fourth Colorado defender to record 50 points in a season, joining Sandis Ozolinsh (four times), Blake (twice) and Bourque (once)…Recorded 37 of his points at even strength (10g/27a), tying the franchise record for a defenseman set by Steve Duchesne with Quebec in 1992-93…Only P.K. Subban (39) and John Carlson (38) had more even-strength points among league defenders (Barrie tied Roman Josi for third on that list)…Set career highs in games (80), points and assists, while his 12 goals were one shy of his personal best set in 2013-14…Was the first Avs D-man to reach 10+ goals in back-to-back seasons since Liles in 2006-07…Had five three-point efforts during the 2014-15 season, tying his career high for a single game…Finished with 11 points (1g/10a) during the month of November, second on the club…His 10 assists led the team and were the most by an Avalanche defenseman in November since Blake had 11 in November of 2003…Missed two games due to a hip injury, Feb. 5-7…Tallied his second career two-goal game on Feb. 20 at Chicago (his other was also at Chicago, Jan. 14, 2014)…Recorded his 100th NHL point on March 28 vs. Buffalo…Following the season, Barrie helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF World Championship held in the Czech Republic…Tallied six points (1g/5a) with a +12 plus/minus rating in 10 games at the tournament, helping the Canadians win their first gold medal at the world championships since 2007…His +12 rating tied him for third among all skaters at the event.

2013-14: Led all Colorado defensemen with 13 goals, the most by an Avs blueliner since 2006-07 (John-Michael Liles 14)…Finished second among Avalanche defensemen in both points (38) and assists (25)…Scored three overtime goals, tying the single-season franchise record set by David Jones in 2010-11…Was the first NHL defenseman to score three OT goals in one season since Atlanta’s Dustin Byfuglien in 2010-11…Now has four career OT winners, the most by a blueliner in franchise history…Tallied five game-winning goals, tied for third among NHL defensemen and the second-most by a blueliner in franchise history (Derek Morris, 7, 2002-03)…Finished third on the team with a +17 plus/minus rating, the highest by an Avs D since Kurt Sauer was +17 in 2007-08…Was the first Colorado defender to have at least 13 goals and a +17 rating since Rob Blake in 2002-03…Spent the first month of the season with the Avalanche before being reassigned to Lake Erie on Nov. 4…Was recalled on Nov. 17…Tallied the overtime winner on Jan. 8 vs. Ottawa…Did not dress on Jan. 11 at Minnesota due to a shoulder injury…Scored a career-high two goals, including the overtime winner, on Jan. 14 at Chicago…Was only the second defenseman in Avalanche/Nordiques history to post a multi-goal game that included an OT winner, joining Adam Foote on March 10, 2004 at Edmonton…Had a career-long five-game point streak (2g/4a) from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3…Scored his third OT goal of the year on March 27 vs. Vancouver, tying the franchise record…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on April 1 at Columbus…Scored the tying goal with 58 seconds left in regulation and converted his first career shootout attempt on April 3 vs. NY Rangers…Became just the third Avalanche defenseman to ever participate in a shootout, joining Liles and Jordan Leopold…Missed the regular season finale on April 13 at Anaheim due to an upper body injury suffered on April 11 at San Jose.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS:
Collected two assists in three playoff games prior to suffering a knee injury in Game 3 of the first-round series at Minnesota on April 21…Missed the remainder of the playoffs…Tied for the team lead with a +3 plus/minus rating during the postseason…Recorded two assists and was +3 in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut on April 17 vs. Minnesota.

2012-13: Led all Colorado defensemen in goals (2), assists (11) and points (13) while appearing in 32 games…His 13 points ranked fifth among NHL rookie defensemen, trailing only Justin Schultz (27), Patrick Wiercioch (19), Dougie Hamilton (16) and Jake Muzzin (16)…All four of those players appeared in at least 10 more games than Barrie…Led the Avalanche in average ice time at 21:34 per game, the second-highest number among all rookie defensemen (Jonas Brodin 23:12)…Barrie’s average ice time was the highest by an Avs rookie since the league began tracking the statistic…Made the Avalanche’s Opening Night roster and appeared in 15 games for Colorado before being reassigned on March 12…Was recalled for the second time on March 25 and appeared in each of the final 17 games for the Avs…Recorded his first NHL point (assist) on Feb. 14 at Minnesota…Registered his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists on Feb. 16 at Edmonton…Tallied his first NHL goal on Feb. 18 vs. Nashville…Scored 50 seconds into overtime on March 30 vs. Nashville, becoming the first rookie defenseman in Avalanche history to score an OT goal…Was only the second rookie defenseman in NHL history to score an overtime winner in a 1-0 regular season game (Nashville’s Cody Franson on March 20, 2010 vs. Columbus)…Logged a career-high 28:48 of ice time on April 26 at Phoenix, the most minutes by a rookie in Avalanche history…Spent the first half of the 2012-13 campaign with Lake Erie (AHL).

2011-12: Spent most of his first professional season with Lake Erie (AHL) but also appeared in 10 games for the Avalanche…Led all Monsters defensemen in scoring with 32 points (5g/27a) despite playing only 49 games in the AHL…Was first recalled on Feb. 4 and made his NHL debut on Feb. 7 vs. Chicago…Appeared in four games with Colorado before being reassigned on Feb. 16…Recalled again on Feb. 23 and spent the next six weeks with the Avs, appearing in six games…Was reassigned to Lake Erie for the conclusion of the AHL season on April 8…Was selected to the Western Conference roster for the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic and scored a goal in the AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30 in Atlantic City, N.J.

2010-11: Selected to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team and was a finalist for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as WHL Defenseman of the Year…Led all Kelowna Rockets defensemen and finished sixth among league blueliners with 58 points (11g/47a) in 54 games…Led the entire team in assists and points-per-game (1.07), while finishing third in overall scoring…Named captain of the Rockets prior to the season on Sept. 23…Was Kelowna’s top-scoring defenseman during the playoffs with 11 points (2g/9a) in 10 contests…Finished his junior career as the highest scoring defenseman in Kelowna history with 228 points (51g/177a) in 256 regular season games…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on March 25, 2011.

2009-10: Won the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy as the WHL Defenseman of the Year after totaling 72 points (19g/53a) in 63 games for the Kelowna Rockets…Selected to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team and the Canadian Hockey League Second All-Star Team…Tied for first among league defensemen in scoring despite missing four weeks due to injury from Sept. 25 to Oct. 23 (knee/upper body)…Led all WHL blueliners in assists and points-per-game (1.14)…Ranked first on the team in points, assists, plus/minus (+14 -tied) and power-play goals (11)…Represented Team WHL at the 2009 Subway Super Series…Led all Kelowna defensemen in postseason scoring with 11 points (3g/8a) in 12 contests.

2008-09: Led all Kelowna defensemen in goals (12), assists (40) and points (52)…Added 18 points (4g/14a) in 22 postseason contests to help the Rockets capture the WHL championship and advance to the 2009 Memorial Cup…Participated in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game. 2007-08: Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team…Led Kelowna defensemen in goals (9), assists (34) and points (43)…Led all WHL rookie defensemen in points and tied for second in goals…Added four points (1g/3a) in seven postseason contests…Selected to play for Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF World Championship held in the Czech Republic…Tallied six points (1g/5a) with a +12 plus/minus rating in 10 games at the tournament, helping the Canadians win their first gold medal at the world championships since 2007…His +12 rating tied him for third among all skaters at the event…Earned a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo…Had a goal and two assists in seven games at the tournament.

Tyson’s father, Len, played 184 NHL games over seven seasons with Philadelphia, Florida, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles…His uncle, Mike Barrie, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 1993…As part of Veterans Day in 2014, Tyson and Zach Redmond visited with military veterans at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo.…Helped run a practice for the Avalanche’s Pee Wee Team (University of Denver Jr. Pioneers) on Jan. 29, 2014 at Pepsi Center.