Mark Barberio (ice hockey)

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Mark Barberio
Mark Barberio - Tampa Bay Lightning.jpg
Barberio with the Tampa Bay Lightning in December 2014
Born (1990-03-23) March 23, 1990 (age 25)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 2008
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2010–present

Mark Barberio (born March 23, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Barberio was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 152nd overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Barberio played four seasons of major junior ice hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Moncton Wildcats. He was named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team for the 2006–07 QMJHL season, and was selected to the 2009–10 QMJHL Second All-Star Team in his final season of major junior hockey.[1]

On May 28, 2010, the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Barberio to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2]

Professional[edit]

On April 5, 2012, in his second professional season, Barberio was named to the 2011–12 American Hockey League First All-Roster.[3] Five days later, on April 10, Barberio was announced as the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award, awarded annually to the AHL's top defenceman; he became the first Admiral to ever win the award. Barberio leads the AHL defensemen with 47 assists and 60 points, with three games left on the season. This nearly doubled the 31-point total he had in the prior season.[4] Barberio and the Admirals later went on a record-setting 28-game win streak, the longest streak in North American professional hockey history.[5] In addition to the record streak, Barberio would capture the Calder Cup with Norfolk in a four-game sweep of the Toronto Marlies.[6]

Coming off the Calder Cup championship, the Lightning changed their minor league affiliate to the Syracuse Crunch.[7] Barberio failed to make Tampa Bay's NHL roster out of training camp and was subsequently assigned to Syracuse for the start of the 2012–13.[8] On April 8, 2013, Barberio was recalled by Tampa Bay, making his NHL debut the next day, on April 9, against the Ottawa Senators.[9] Prior to his call-up, Barberio had played in 70 AHL games, scoring eight goals and 40 points with a +7 plus-minus rating; his goal, assist and point totals were leading all Crunch defencemen.[10] Barberio played in two NHL games, logging a season-high in ice time (16:47) on April 11.[11] After promptly being reassigned on April 14, Barberio and the Crunch eventually reached the Calder Cup Final, but were defeated by the Grand Rapids Griffins in a four games to two two series loss.[12] He finished with three goals and 15 points during the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs, leading all playoff defencemen in points.[13]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Barberio made the Lightning's opening night roster out of training camp, reuniting with former Syracuse head coach and current Lightning head coach, Jon Cooper.[14] On January 19, 2014, Barberio scored he first two NHL goals in a Tampa 5–3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, becoming just the second player in Lightning history to score his first two career NHL goals in the same game.[15] After his milestone game, it became public that Barberio had earlier promised himself as a minor leaguer in the AHL two years prior that he would not cut his hair until he made it to the NHL and scored his first goal.[16] He ultimately finished the regular season with five goals and five assists (ten points) in 49 games played for the Lightning, and was also tied for fourth in the NHL amongst rookie defencemen with a +10 plus-minus rating. Barberio also made his Stanley Cup playoff debut against Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, playing in two games in the Canadiens' eventual four-game series sweep.

On June 27, 2014, Tampa Bay re-signed Barberio to a one-year, one-way contract for the 2014–15 season.[17] On April 2, 2015, Barberio played in his 100th career NHL game in a 2–1 Lightning overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators.[18] He finished the regular season with one goal and six assists for seven points from 52 games played. Barberio played one game in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs while the Lightning went to the Stanley Cup Final.[19]

On July 1, 2015, Barberio signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens for the 2015–16 season.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 41 2 8 10 42
2006–07 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 19 1 6 7 21 7 0 2 2 8
2007–08 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 70 11 35 46 75
2008–09 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 15 30 45 42 10 0 4 4 8
2009–10 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 65 17 43 60 72 21 5 17 22 12
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 68 9 22 31 28 6 1 0 1 4
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 74 13 48 61 39 18 2 7 9 12
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 8 34 42 44 18 3 12 15 18
2012–13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 49 5 5 10 28 2 0 0 0 6
2014–15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 52 1 6 7 16 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 103 6 11 17 44 3 0 0 0 6

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL All-Rookie Team 2006–07 [21]
QMJHL Second All-Star Team 2009–10 [22]
AHL First All-Star Team 2011–12 [23]
AHL Eddie Shore Award 2011–12 [24]
AHL Calder Cup 2011–12 [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prospect Mark Barberio Player Profile - Hockey's Future
  2. ^ "Lightning sign 2008 draft pick, D Mark Barberio". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ Bolts, Report (April 5, 2012). "Barberio, Conacher Named to 2011-12 AHL All-Star Teams". Bolts Report AHL. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Marrazza, Dan (April 12, 2012). "An Admirable Season for Norfolk's Star Blueliner". Lightning Best of the Web. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Marrazza, Dan (April 12, 2012). "#1 Admirals Win 28 Straight Games; Set Record". Lightning Best of the Web. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Associated, Press (June 9, 2012). "Norfolk Admirals win Calder Cup". ESPN NHL. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (June 14, 2014). "Lightning Enter Into Affiliation Agreement With AHL's Syracuse Crunch". Bolts Report. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (September 9, 2012). "Lightning Assign 18 Players to Syracuse of the AHL". Lightning News. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ http://lightning.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=665738
  10. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (April 8, 2013). "Lightning Recall Mark Barberio from Syracuse". Lightning News. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (April 14, 2013). "Wyman Recalled, Barberio Reassigned". Lightning News. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ Axe, Brent (June 19, 2013). "Calder Cup Finals: The 2012-'13 Syracuse Crunch won't soon be forgotten even in defeat". Syracuse.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (July 16, 2013). "Lightning Re-sign Defensemen Mark Barberio". Lightning News. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ Fontana, John (September 30, 2013). "2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning Season preview part 6: Line projections and depth". SB Nation Raw Charge. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ Kirwan, Nigel (January 19, 2014). "Bishop, Lightning Weather Carolina’s Storm". Tampa bay Lightning. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ Associated, Press (January 19, 2014). "Mark Barberio scores first career goals as Lightning top Hurricanes". Fox Sports Florida. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (June 27, 2014). "Lightning Re-sign Defensemen Mark Barberio". Tampa Bay Lightning Press Release. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ Burns, Bryan (April 2, 2015). "Sens beat Bolts 2-1 in overtime". Lightning News. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ Rosen, Dan (May 22, 2015). "Lightning defenseman Barberio in lineup for Game 4". NHL. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  20. ^ "One-year, two-way contract for free agent defenseman Mark Barberio". Canadiens.com. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  21. ^ QMJHL All-Star Teams revealed - Hockey's Future
  22. ^ Wildcats Right On "Q" At Awards Gala - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News
  23. ^ Bolts, Report (April 5, 2012). "Barberio, Conacher Named to 2011-12 AHL All-Star Teams". Bolts Report AHL. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  24. ^ American Hockey, League (April 10, 2012). "Barberio wins Eddie Shore Award". Press Release. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  25. ^ Associated, Press (June 9, 2012). "Norfolk Admirals win Calder Cup". ESPN NHL. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 

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