June 3, 1957 |
Vancouver, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 03 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||2nd overall, 1977
|WHA Draft||2nd overall, 1977
Barry Beck (born June 3, 1957) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted second overall in both the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft and the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft from the New Westminster Bruins. Beck helped the Bruins win the 1977 Memorial Cup, and was awarded the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He opted to move to the NHL over the WHA, and began his career with the Colorado Rockies. He also played for the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings over the course of his career, and retired in 1990.
Beck set a record in his rookie year for goals by a rookie defenceman, with 22, and was runner up to Mike Bossy for the Calder Trophy that year. Brian Leetch subsequently broke the record in 1989 with 23 goals.
Beck told the story of his trade to the Rangers: "One time, in Colorado, (coach) Don Cherry's dog Blue came waddling into our locker room. He came in and, you know how those dogs do it, he rubbed his butt on the floor - right in front of my locker, in the area I used to do push-ups. So I gave Blue a little whack with my stick and he ran yelping down the hall back to Don's office. Then Don came in and asked who did it? We kind of looked around, said we didn't know. The next day I got traded to New York." The Rangers acquired him on November 2, 1979, in exchange for Pat Hickey, Lucien DeBlois, Mike McEwen, Dean Turner and future considerations.
While a member of the NY Rangers, Beck was often implored by broadcaster Bill Chadwick to shoot the puck more often. The phrase, "Shoot the puck, Barry" is still known by many Rangers fans to this day.
- Beck was ranked No. 62 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
|1974–75||New Westminster Bruins||WCHL||58||9||33||42||162||18||4||9||13||52|
|1975–76||New Westminster Bruins||WCHL||68||19||80||99||325||17||3||9||12||58|
|1976–77||New Westminster Bruins||WCHL||61||16||46||62||167||12||4||6||10||39|
|1979–80||New York Rangers||NHL||61||14||45||59||98||9||1||4||5||6|
|1980–81||New York Rangers||NHL||75||11||23||34||231||14||5||8||13||32|
|1981–82||New York Rangers||NHL||60||9||29||38||111||10||1||5||6||14|
|1982–83||New York Rangers||NHL||66||12||22||34||112||9||2||4||6||8|
|1983–84||New York Rangers||NHL||72||9||27||36||132||4||1||0||1||6|
|1984–85||New York Rangers||NHL||56||7||19||26||65||3||0||1||1||11|
|1985–86||New York Rangers||NHL||25||4||8||12||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||52||1||7||8||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|11 seasons||NHL total||615||104||251||355||1014||51||10||23||33||77|
- "Memorial Cup Awards". Mastercard Memorial Cup. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Barry David Beck". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall Of Fame. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- "Barry 'Bubba' Beck". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
- "Barry Beck". All Time Roster. New York Rangers.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- Goldstein, Richard (26 October 2009). "Bill Chadwick, Hockey Referee and Broadcaster, Dies at 94". New York Times. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- Barry Beck's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Barry Beck's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Colorado Rockies first round draft pick
|New York Rangers captain