Barry Almeida

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Barry Almeida
Born (1988-11-20) November 20, 1988 (age 25)
Longmeadow, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
Div.1 team
Former teams
Kallinge-Ronneby IF
Hershey Bears
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Barry Almeida (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey center who currently plays for Swedish club, Kallinge-Ronneby IF in the Hockeyettan (Div.1).

Playing career[edit]

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]

Career statistics[edit]

    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
AHL totals 36 7 8 15 10 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL First All-Star Team 2008
USHL Player of the Year Award (Finalist) 2008 [3]
All-Hockey East First Team 2011–12 [4]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hershey Bears players contract status 2012-13". pennlive.com. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Barry Almeida and TJ Syner join Kallinge-Ronneby" (in Swedish). Kallinge-Ronneby IF. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  3. ^ "USHL announces award winners". United States Hockey League. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  4. ^ "HE announces 2011-2012 All-Star Teams". Hockey East. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 

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