Barry Almeida

Barry Almeida (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey center for the Worcester Railers of the ECHL.

Barry Almeida
Born (1988-11-20) November 20, 1988 (age 31)
Longmeadow, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Worcester Railers
Hershey Bears
HC Gherdëina
Coventry Blaze
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Almeida played in the United States Hockey League with the Omaha Lancers in the 2007–08 season, scoring the goal in overtime of the final's to win the playoff championship. He started to play for the Boston College Eagles in Hockey East in the 2008–09 season. Almeida played on two NCAA national championships teams in 2010, and 2012.

Almeida signed an amateur try-out contract upon the completion of his collegiate career with affiliate of the Washington Capitals, the Hershey Bears on April 9, 2012. He scored his first professional goal in his professional debut against the Worcester Sharks.

On April 30, 2012 he was extended by Hershey to a one-year, two way AHL contract.[1]

In the 2013–14 season, Almeida signed an AHL contract with the Milwaukee Admirals. He failed to make the team out of training camp and was assigned to ECHL club, the Cincinnati Cyclones for the duration of the year.

After helping the Cyclone reach the Kelly Cup finals, Almeida signed his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year deal with Kallinge-Ronneby IF in the Swedish Division 1 on June 11, 2014.[2] Failing to adapt to the Hockeyettan, Almeida opted to return to North America and signed a one-year ECHL contract with the Utah Grizzlies on September 30, 2014.[3]

After two seasons with the Grizzlies, Almeida left the club alongside cousin and teammate T.J. Syner, to sign abroad for Italian club, HC Gherdëina of the Alps Hockey League on June 2, 2016.[4] In November 2016, Almeida along with Syner moved to the UK to sign for the Coventry Blaze of the Elite Ice Hockey League.[5] In scoring 40 points in 39 games, Almeida later departed Coventry, with Syner, in May 2017.[6]

On June 26, 2017, Almeida continued his playing partnership with Syner by signing a one-year contract in a return to the ECHL with inaugural club, Worcester Railers.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   United States
World Junior A Challenge
  2007 Trail
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 New England Jr. Falcons EJHL 47 21 18 39 44
2005–06 New England Jr. Falcons EJHL 42 37 28 65 69
2005–06 USNTDP USDP 4 2 5 7 4
2006–07 Omaha Lancers USHL 31 10 17 27 20 5 2 3 5 8
2007–08 Omaha Lancers USHL 56 22 38 60 22 14 4 4 8 8
2008–09 Boston College HE 35 7 11 18 8
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 8 5 13 24
2010–11 Boston College HE 38 8 13 21 22
2011–12 Boston College HE 44 22 18 40 22
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 35 6 8 14 10
2012–13 Reading Royals ECHL 27 10 14 24 10 15 4 2 6 0
2013–14 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 47 15 11 26 23 22 2 6 8 10
2014–15 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 55 13 27 40 34
2015–16 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 57 29 19 48 56 10 5 8 13 20
2016–17 HC Gherdëina AlpsHL 3 1 4 5 8
2016–17 Coventry Blaze EIHL 39 15 25 40 32
2017–18 Worcester Railers ECHL 68 22 39 61 36 6 3 1 4 4
2018–19 Worcester Railers ECHL 72 22 30 52 70
2019–20 Worcester Railers ECHL 52 16 21 37 22
AHL totals 36 7 8 15 10 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
USHL
First All-Star Team 2008
Player of the Year Award (Finalist) 2008 [8]
College
All-Hockey East First Team 2011–12 [9]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2011–12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hershey Bears players contract status 2012–13". pennlive.com. April 30, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Barry Almeida and TJ Syner join Kallinge-Ronneby" (in Swedish). Kallinge-Ronneby IF. June 11, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Grizzlies sign Barry Almeida". Utah Grizzlies. September 30, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  4. ^ "The Fury will have new wingers" (in Italian). HC Gherdëina. June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Two in, two out for Blaze". Coventry Blaze. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Blaze confirm further departures". Elite Ice Hockey League. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Railers sign two former Kelly Cup Champions". Worcester Railers. June 26, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "USHL announces award winners". United States Hockey League. April 28, 2008. Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  9. ^ "HE announces 2011–2012 All-Star Teams". Hockey East. April 25, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.

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