Len Barrie

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Len Barrie
Born (1969-06-04) June 4, 1969 (age 45)
Kimberley, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1988
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1990–2001

Leonard G. Barrie (born June 4, 1969 in Kimberley, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played 184 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, and Florida Panthers. He is a former co-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is currently the president of the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League.

Barrie was a real estate & resort developer in the Victoria BC area. At one time he was the major partner in the Bear Mountain Resort development in Langford municipality. Bear Mountain includes the Bear Mountain Westin Hotel, golf course, and housing (single family homes and condominiums).

The apparent success of the Bear Mountain venture prompted the NHL board of governors, on June 18, 2008, to approve the sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning to an investment group which included Len Barrie and Oren Koules.[1]

It was alleged that Lightning Owner's Len Barrie and Oren Koules began to disagree on team management issues, that were believed to include NHL superstar Vincent Lecavalier being traded. This became such a problem that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman had to intervene and have a meeting with the two owners.[2][3][4] Both were given the opportunity to buy the other out. Neither exercised that option and the team was later sold to Jeff Vinik, a minority owner of the Boston Red Sox.

The development of Bear Mountain resort has been criticized for damaging sensitive ecosystems and historic native sites.[5] Currently, the Bear Mountain resort is under court protection from creditors.[6]

January 19, 2012 (Times-Colonist Newspaper) - The Bellagio hotel and casino have filed a claim against Len Barrie seeking more than $2 million US.[7]

January 20, 2012 (Globe & Mail) - The results of an RCMP investigation into Len Barrie's financial dealings with his former Bear Mountain golf resort and real-estate development were recently turned over to the B.C. Attorney-General's office for prosecution. [8]

January 27, 2012 (Globe & Mail) - Len Barrie gets the boot from his mansion. [9] HSBC Bank of Canada was forced to get a court order to evict Barrie and his family from their Langford home.

January 27, 2012 (Times-Colonist Newspaper) - A British Columbia court has ordered ex-Bear Mountain CEO, Len Barrie, to turn over his home and property to HSBC Bank of Canada. [10] The handover marked the end of court action HSBC started in the summer of 2010 after the bank called in loans when payments were not made.

January 30, 2012 (CIVI-DT - CTV) - Len Barrie has moved into a waterfront home in Youbou, located on Lake Cowichan (south-central Vancouver Island) [11] CTV news reported that the home on Lake Cowichan was also in foreclosure.

His son, Tyson, currently (as of January 21st, 2014) plays for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.[12]

Career Statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Calgary Wranglers WHL 32 3 0 3 18
1986–87 Calgary Wranglers WHL 34 13 13 26 81
1986–87 Victoria Cougars WHL 34 7 6 13 92 5 0 1 1 15
1987–88 Victoria Cougars WHL 70 37 49 86 192 8 2 0 2 29
1988–89 Victoria Cougars WHL 67 39 48 87 157 7 5 2 7 23
1989–90 Kamloops Blazers WHL 70 85 100 185 108 17 14 23 37 24
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Hershey Bears AHL 63 26 32 58 60 7 4 0 4 12
1991–92 Hershey Bears AHL 75 42 43 85 78 3 0 2 2 32
1992–93 Hershey Bears AHL 61 31 45 76 162
1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 2 2 4 9
1993–94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 77 45 71 116 246 11 8 13 21 60
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 1 1 0
1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 48 3 11 14 66 4 1 0 1 8
1994–95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 28 13 30 43 137
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 18
1995–96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 55 29 43 72 178 3 2 3 5 6
1996–97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 57 26 40 66 196 9 5 5 10 20
1997–98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 32 7 13 20 90
1997–98 Frankfurt Lions DEL 25 11 19 30 32
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 41 24 35 59 105
1999–00 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 17 10 10 20 16
1999–00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 46 5 8 13 56
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 14 4 6 10 6 4 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 60 5 18 23 135
NHL Totals 184 19 45 64 290 8 1 0 1 8

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