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Stuart D. Barnes (born December 25, 1970) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He played 16 seasons at centre in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, and Dallas Stars. He currently has an arena named after him in the city of Spruce Grove, where he was born.[1]

Stu Barnes
Born (1970-12-25) December 25, 1970 (age 47)
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Winnipeg Jets
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1989
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1991–2008

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Playing careerEdit

Barnes was drafted fourth overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. On November 25, 1993, the Jets traded him along with a sixth round selection (previously acquired from the St. Louis Blues; Chris Kibermanis) in 1994 to the Florida Panthers for Randy Gilhen. In Florida, he went to the Stanley Cup Finals, only to lose to the Colorado Avalanche. Then on November 19, 1996, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Chris Wells to the Panthers for Barnes and Jason Woolley. The trade to the Penguins has been considered the worst in Panthers history.

In 1999, Barnes was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Matthew Barnaby. In Buffalo, he went to the Finals again, this time against Dallas, only to lose on a triple-overtime goal by Brett Hull. He served as the captain for the Sabres before being traded to the Stars in 2003 for Michael Ryan and a second round draft pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. When Mike Modano was injured during the 2006–07 season, Barnes served as an alternate captain of the Stars. He also served as an alternate captain for most of the 2007–08 season due to Sergei Zubov's absence from the line-up.[2]

Barnes announced his retirement as a player on August 28, 2008 and joined the Stars as an assistant coach for three seasons before becoming a hockey operations consultant.[1][3]

Barnes left the Stars front office after the 2012–13 season, and currently serves in a dual capacity as the Tri-City Americans co-owner in the Western Hockey League and as the head coach of the Okanagan Academy Prep hockey team.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 St. Albert Saints AJHL 53 41 34 75 103 19 7 15 22 6
1987–88 New Westminster Bruins WHL 71 37 64 101 88 5 2 3 5 6
1988–89 Tri-City Americans WHL 70 59 82 141 117 7 6 5 11 10
1989–90 Tri-City Americans WHL 63 52 92 144 165 7 1 5 6 26
1990–91 Canadian National Team Intl 52 22 27 49 68
1991–92 Moncton Hawks AHL 30 13 20 33 10 11 3 9 12 6
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 46 8 9 17 26
1992–93 Moncton Hawks AHL 42 23 31 54 58
1992–93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 12 10 22 10 6 1 3 4 2
1993–94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 5 4 9 8
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 59 18 20 38 30
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 41 10 19 29 8
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 72 19 25 44 46 22 6 10 16 4
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 19 2 8 10 10
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 17 22 39 16 5 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 30 35 65 30 6 3 3 6 2
1998–99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 20 12 32 20
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 0 4 4 10 21 7 3 10 6
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 20 25 45 16 5 3 0 3 2
2000–01 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 19 24 43 26 13 4 4 8 2
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 17 31 48 26
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 11 21 32 20
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 13 2 5 7 8 12 2 3 5 0
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 77 11 18 29 18 5 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 78 15 21 36 44 5 1 1 2 0
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 82 13 12 25 40 7 1 3 4 4
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 79 12 11 23 26 9 2 1 3 2
NHL totals 1136 261 336 597 438 116 30 32 62 24

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1990 Canada WJC   7 2 4 6 6
Junior totals 7 2 4 6 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
AJHL
Rookie of the Year 1986–87
WHL
Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) 1987–88
West Second All-Star Team 1987–88, 1988–89
Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (MVP) 1988–89

TransactionsEdit

  • On June 17, 1989 the Winnipeg Jets selected Stu Barnes in the first round (#4 overall) of the 1989 NHL draft.
  • On November 25, 1993 the Winnipeg Jets traded Stu Barnes and a 1994 sixth round pick to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Randy Gilhen and a 1994 fourth round pick.
  • On July 19, 1994 the Florida Panthers re-signed Stu Barnes to a multi-year contract.
  • On July 16, 1996 the Florida Panthers signed Stu Barnes to a multi-year contract.
  • On November 19, 1996 the Florida Panthers traded Stu Barnes and Jason Woolley to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Chris Wells.
  • On June 20, 1998 the Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed Stu Barnes.
  • On March 11, 1999 the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Stu Barnes to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Matthew Barnaby.
  • On September 23, 1999 the Buffalo Sabres re-signed restricted free agent Stu Barnes to a multi-year contract.
  • On March 10, 2003 the Buffalo Sabres traded Stu Barnes to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Michael Ryan and a 2003 second round pick (#65 - Branislav Fabry).
  • On August 3, 2004 the Dallas Stars re-signed Stu Barnes to a 2-year contract extension.
  • On June 7, 2007 the Dallas Stars re-signed Stu Barnes to a 1-year contract.
  • On August 28, 2008 Stu Barnes announced his retirement and was hired as assistant coach of the Dallas Stars for a 2-year contract.
  • On July 13, 2010 Stu Barnes was re-signed as assistant coach of the Dallas Stars for a 2-year contract.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Barnes Joins Coaching Staff" (Press release). Dallas Stars. 2008-08-28. Archived from the original on 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  2. ^ "Stars bring back Barnes". thestar.com. 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  3. ^ "Dallas Stars Team staff". Dallas Stars. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-10-02.
  4. ^ "Tri-City Americans owner Stu Barnes named hockey coach at Okanagan Hockey Academy". Tri-City Herald. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-08.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Teemu Selänne
Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
1989
Succeeded by
Keith Tkachuk
Preceded by
Michael Peca
Buffalo Sabres captain
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Succeeded by
Miroslav Satan
rotating captaincy started