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Tyson Barrie
Tyson Barrie
Defenseman  - COL
Number: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 26, 1991  (Age 22)
Birthplace: Victoria, BC, Canada
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Drafted: COL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (64th overall) PROSPECT BIO

2012-13 SEASON
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), where he collected 29 points (7g/22a) in 38 games.

CAREER
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.…At the time of his first recall in early February, Barrie was Lake Erie’s leading scorer with 29 points (5g/24a) in 46 games…His 29 points were also tops among AHL rookie defensemen at that time. 


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…Was named captain of the Rockets prior to the season on Sept. 23…Missed two weeks of action while helping Team Canada win the silver medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo…Had a goal and two assists in seven games at the world juniors…Was the Rockets’ 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)…Served as an assistant captain for Kelowna and led the team in points, assists, plus/minus (+14 -tied) and power-play goals (11)…Compiled a 21-game point streak from Oct. 24 to Dec. 11, during which he totaled 33 points (5g/28a)…Earned WHL Player of the Week for Jan. 25-31…Scored all three of Kelowna’s goals in a 3-0 victory over Vancouver on March 6 for his first career hat trick…Represented Team WHL at the 2009 Subway Super Series…Led all Kelowna defensemen in postseason scoring with 11 points (3g/8a) in 12 contests…Named WHL Player of the Week on March 29 after totaling seven points (2g/5a) in four games during Kelowna’s first-round playoff series versus Everett.

2008-09:
Recorded 52 points (12g/40a) in 68 games with Kelowna…Led all team defensemen in goals, assists and points while posting a +17 plus/minus rating…Added 18 points (4g/14a) in 22 postseason contests to help Kelowna capture the WHL championship and a berth in the 2009 Memorial Cup…Participated in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game.

2007-08:
Skated in 64 contests during his first full season in Kelowna, leading all team defensemen in goals (9), assists (34) and points (43)…Named to the CHL All-Rookie Team…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.

Other:
Prior to joining Kelowna, Barrie played Midget AAA hockey with the Juan De Fuca Grizzlies, where he compiled 130 points (43g/87a) in 72 games.

INTERNATIONAL
Helped Team Canada win the silver medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo…Had a goal and two assists in seven games at the tournament.

PERSONAL
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…Spent time at Acres Green elementary school during 2012 Read Across America Day in Colorado, the annual reading motivation and awareness program for kids…Tyson resides in his hometown of Victoria, B.C., during the offseason.

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