June 4, 1969 |
Kimberley, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||124th overall, 1988
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 movie producer Oren Koules.
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. 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. Bear Mountain currently has a new management team after being under court protection from creditors.
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. 
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.  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)  CTV news reported that the home on Lake Cowichan was also in foreclosure.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Long Beach Ice Dogs||IHL||17||10||10||20||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||46||5||8||13||56||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Len Barrie's B.C. resort in court protection". Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- "Vegas casino files against Len Barrie". timescolonist.com.
- "RCMP turns over report to BC Attorney-General". globeinvestor.com.
- "Len Barrie gets the boot (evicted by court order)". theglobeandmail.com.
- "Court orders Ex-Bear Mountain CEO to turn over property to HSBC Bank Canada". timescolonist.com.
- "Len Barrie moves to waterfront home on Lake Cowichan, BC". www.ctvvancouverisland.ca.
- "Tyson Barrie Player Profile". avalanche.nhl.com.