Ron Barkwell

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Ron Barkwell
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 70)
Moose Jaw, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre/Right Wing
Played for Port Huron Flags
Johnstown Jets
Nelson Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1967
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1967–1973

Ron Barkwell (born December 14, 1946) is a former ice hockey centre who was drafted 1st (9th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings, and played in the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Barkwell starting play in his hometown of Moose Jaw with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the TBJHL. He was soon moved to the Flin Flon Bombers of the MJHL where he was a proficient at both centre and right wing. The Detroit Red Wings took a gamble by selecting Barkwell with their first pick in the 1967 NHL Entry Draft. The Wings hoped that Barkwell would continue to develop and become an active member of the organization. However, Barkwell would never play in the NHL. He joined the Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League in 1967 and only put up 8 points in 21 games. The following season he joined the Port Huron Flags of the International Hockey League and only put up 3 points in 18 games. He was quickly downgraded to the WIHL, where he joined the Nelson Maple Leafs. He continued to disappoint and was dropped after the 1968–69 season. Barkwell would retire from hockey, having never found a way to excel in the higher leagues.

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Preceded by
Steve Atkinson
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Steve Andrascik