|Born:||June 4, 1969||Draft:||1988 Oilers, 124th Overall|
|Hometown:||Kimberley, British Columbia||Position:||Centre|
|Known For:||1990 CHL Top Scorer Award||Shoots:||Right|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
Len Barrie (born June 4, 1969) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Florida Panthers during the 2000-2001 season. Drafted 124th overall by Edmonton Oilers in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Barrie was a phenomenal player in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Prior to joining the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), he registered 85 goals and 185 points 70 games with the Kamloops Blazers in 1989-90. Unfortunately, his offensive prowess did not translate at the NHL level, and Barrie struggled to maintain a spot in the lineup.
Although he never played for the team that drafted him, Barrie was a serviceable player for the Philadelphia Flyers‘ AHL club, where he was often a point-per-game player. During that time, he only received nine games with the Flyers, where he registered two goals and two assists. Failing to meet expectations, he was not offered another contract and he left to free agency, signing with the Panthers for the 1993-94 season. His inability to keep an NHL job continued, as he appeared in just two games, spending the remainder of the year split between the AHL and the International Hockey League (IHL).
After two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, and two more years solely playing in the IHL, Barrie opted to take his talents overseas. He registered 25 points in 26 games during his first year, and returned the following season to put up 59 points in 41 games. His efforts earned him a contract with the Los Angeles Kings, but after 46 games, he was placed on waivers and claimed by the Panthers. In 2000-01, he recorded career highs in games played (60) and points (23), while adding 135 penalty minutes. He retired at the conclusion of the season.
Len Barrie Statistics
- Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL (Franchise Owner) 2006-2012
- Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL (President) 2006-2012
- Tampa Bay Lightning (Franchise Owner) 2008-2010
- Tampa Bay Lightning (President) 2008-2010
- CHL Top Scorer Award (185) (1990)
- WHL (East) Second All-Star Team (+87) (1990)
- WHL (West) First All-Star Team (1990)
- WHL Most Assists (100) (1990)
- WHL Most Goals (85) (1990)
- WHL Most Points (Bobby Clarke Trophy) (185) (1990)
- WHL Playoffs Most Goals (14) (1990)
- WHL Playoffs Most Points (37) (1990)
- IHL Second All-Star Team (1994)