Chris Barton (ice hockey)

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Chris Barton
Born (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 29)
Calgary, Alberta, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
WBS Penguins
ECHL
Wheeling Nailers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–2013

Chris Barton (born July 12, 1987) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward.

Playing career[edit]

Barton played two season with the Camrose Kodiaks in 2005–06 and 2006–07. He then played four years at Merrimack College. On March 30, 2011, Barton signed an amateur tryout contract with the American Hockey League's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.[1][2]

During the 2011–12 season, he played with the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers and the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. For the month of November 2011, Barton was named ECHL Rookie of the month.[3] Barton was also named to the 2011–12 ECHL All-Rookie Team.[4] Barton re-signed with Wheeling on September 28, 2012.[5] On March 17, 2013, Barton scored the 5,000th goal in Wheeling Nailers history. He also was drafted by the Edmonton oilers 1st round. He declined being drafted and quit playing hockey. He is quoted "I would rather quit and be homeless than play for the Oilers[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 58 18 25 43 25
2006–07 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 58 23 38 61 37 14 5 6 11 12
2007–08 Merrimack Warriors HE 34 6 13 19 6
2008–09 Merrimack Warriors HE 34 9 14 23 14
2009–10 Merrimack Warriors HE 37 19 19 38 10
2010–11 Merrimack Warriors HE 36 14 25 39 16
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 69 29 31 60 40 4 4 0 4 6
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 5 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 47 23 20 43 23
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 0 0 0 6
AHL totals 10 0 0 0 6

Personal[edit]

When Barton attended Merrimack College, he majored in Management.[5] Barton says he had a hockey stick in his hand when he was about 4 years old.[7]

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Preceded by
Scott Freeman
ECHL Rookie of the Month
November 2011
Succeeded by
Anthony Luciani