Barry Long (ice hockey)
January 3, 1949 |
Red Deer, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Long began his career with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and then played with the Central Hockey League's Dallas Black Hawks. Coveted at as third line defensive forward, Long signed with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League in 1972. Seeking a more offensive role, after two years with the team, he signed with the Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association. He scored 20 goals in 1974-75 and was a second team all star for the league. After one more solid season with Edmonton, he was traded to the Winnipeg Jets. A physical, gritty forward with soft hands, Long was again a second team all star in the WHA's last year before its merger with the NHL.
In the entry draft that followed the merger, Long was claimed by the Detroit Red Wings. After one year with this club, he returned to the Jets, playing one full season before suffering a career ending injury five games into the 1981-82 campaign. Upon retirement, he became a Winnipeg assistant, and during the 1983-84 season, he became head coach. In 1984-85, Long's club finished with 96 points and won a first round playoff series, but a poor start during the next campaign led to his firing after 66 games.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Winnipeg Jets||1983–84||59||25||25||9||(73)||4th in Smythe||Lost in Division Semi Finals|
|Winnipeg Jets||1984–85||80||43||27||10||96||2nd in Smythe||Lost in Division Finals|
|Winnipeg Jets||1985–86||66||19||41||6||(59)||3rd in Smythe||(Fired)|
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