Barrett Heisten

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William Barrett Heisten (born March 19, 1980 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a retired American professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

Heisten played high school hockey at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

He played college hockey at the University of Maine. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round with 20th overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Having not been signed by the Sabres, the New York Rangers signed him as a free agent in 2001. He played just ten games with the Rangers before being traded to the Dallas Stars along with Manny Malhotra for Martin Ručínský and Roman Lyashenko. He spent the next two years playing for the Stars' AHL team, the Utah Grizzlies. He was not re-signed, and in 2004 signed a one year deal with New York Islanders, although he never played for them due to the lockout. In 2005, he was contemplating retirement when his brother Chris asked him to play alongside him in the ECHL for their hometown team, the Alaska Aces. He signed with the Aces and helped them win the Kelly Cup, the ECHL's championship trophy.

Heisten re-signed with the Aces heading into the 2006–07 ECHL season, and was named an alternate captain. He initially declared his retirement during the summer following that season, but decided to come back in hope of an injury-free season. He was named captain by coach Keith McCambridge. Although his statistics were not nearly as outstanding as they had been earlier in his career, he contributed valuable leadership to the team. His healthier season, however, was not to be. He suffered a concussion in a game on December 11 in which the Aces hosted the Stockton Thunder. He returned to action during a December 19 game at Victoria, but was removed after symptoms resulting from the concussion surfaced again. After missing 15 consecutive games, Barrett announced retirement on January 18, in consideration of his long-term health.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 US Jr. National Team USHL 16 3 9 12 68
1998–99 University of Maine HE 34 12 16 28 72
1999–00 University of Maine HE 37 13 24 37 86
2000–01 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 58 20 57 77 61 9 2 6 8 20
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 10 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 49 9 9 18 60
2001–02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 12 5 1 6 14 5 1 0 1 4
2002–03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 58 10 10 20 47 2 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 73 4 13 17 98
2004–05 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 67 7 12 19 59
2005–06 Alaska Aces ECHL 64 26 45 71 143 22 5 11 16 58
2006–07 Alaska Aces ECHL 60 17 33 50 121 12 1 7 8 8
2007–08 Alaska Aces ECHL 24 7 10 17 38

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1998–99

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dmitri Kalinin
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Artem Kryukov