Len Barrie

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Len Barrie
Born (1969-06-04) June 4, 1969 (age 49)
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
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 was a co-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and was the president and coach of the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League.

Post Playing career[edit]

Tampa Bay Lightning[edit]

On June 18, 2008, the NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning to an investment group which included Len Barrie and movie producer Oren Koules.[1]

It was alleged that Barrie and 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.

Bear Mountain[edit]

Barrie was a real estate & resort developer in the Victoria, British Columbia 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 development of Bear Mountain resort has been criticized for damaging sensitive ecosystems and historic native sites.[5]

In 2012, Barrie was the target of numerous legal actions and eventually parted from the Bear Mountain ownership.[6][7][8] At the same time, Barrie declared bankruptcy and had to give up his Langford home.[9][10][11] Bear Mountain currently has a new management team after being under court protection from creditors.[12]

Personal[edit]

His son, Tyson, followed his footsteps and currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.[13]

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 6 2 3 5 35
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 41 24 35 59 105 8 2 4 6 43
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sale of Oilers, Lightning unanimously approved by owners". Sports Line.com.
  2. ^ "From tambaybay.com". tampabay.com.
  3. ^ "From sportsbusinessdaily.com". sportsbusinessdaily.com.
  4. ^ "From tambaybay.com". tampabay.com.
  5. ^ "Barrie has also faced controversy surrounding his treatment of First Nation elders and protestors". wtflangford.blogspot.com.
  6. ^ "Vegas casino files against Len Barrie". timescolonist.com.
  7. ^ "RCMP turns over report to BC Attorney-General". globeinvestor.com.
  8. ^ "Bear Mountain legal dispute will be settled, Barrie says". Times Colonist.
  9. ^ "Len Barrie gets the boot (evicted by court order)". theglobeandmail.com.
  10. ^ "Court orders Ex-Bear Mountain CEO to turn over property to HSBC Bank Canada". timescolonist.com.
  11. ^ "Len Barrie moves to waterfront home on Lake Cowichan, BC". www.ctvvancouverisland.ca.
  12. ^ "Len Barrie's B.C. resort in court protection". Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Tyson Barrie Player Profile". avalanche.nhl.com.

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