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Krys Barch
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Born March 26, 1980 (1980-03-26) (age 39)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 237 lb (108 kg; 16 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 106th overall, 1998
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2000–present

Krys Barch (born Krystofer Barch on March 26, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Krys was drafted 106th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.

He played his junior hockey with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

In Krys' three years with London, he had 123 points in 187 games while tallying 206 penalty minutes.

Unsigned by the Capitals, Krys signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars on July 18, 2006.

On January 15, 2007, he made his NHL debut during the 2006-07 NHL season against the Los Angeles Kings after being called up due to injuries.

Kris remained with the Stars for the remainder of the season, played in 26 of 37 games and scored 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points.

Known as a hard-hitter, he had 107 penalty minutes, which included 13 fighting majors.

On January 29, 2009, Krys had eight teeth shattered from a high stick by defenceman Chris Chelios despite wearing a protective mouthguard in a game with the Detroit Red Wings.

On December 7, 2011, the Dallas Stars traded him and a 6th-round pick in the 2012 draft to the Florida Panthers in exchange for the minor league forward Jake Hauswirth and a 5th-round pick in 2012.

On December 31, 2011 (in a game against the Montreal Canadiens), Krys was given a game misconduct penalty at the end of the first period, following an incident between teammate Erik Gudbranson and P.K. Subban.

CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" reported that the ejection was due to Barch making what was deemed to be a racial slur against Subban, who is of Jamaican descent.

The incident was witnessed by linesman Darren Gibbs who was standing in front of the players' benches. He was suspended one game by the NHL for his comment.

On July 5, 2012, Krys signed a two year contract with the New Jersey Devils. On September 28, 2013, he was traded with a 7th round pick to Florida for a 6th round pick and Scott Timmins.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Georgetown Raiders OPJHL 41 6 8 14 10
1996–97 Georgetown Raiders OPJHL 51 18 26 44 58
1997–98 London Knights OHL 65 9 27 36 62 16 4 3 7 16
1998–99 London Knights OHL 66 18 20 38 66 25 9 17 26 15
1999–00 London Knights OHL 56 23 26 49 78
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 76 10 15 25 91 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Richmond Renegades ECHL 25 6 4 10 43
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 29 3 8 11 28
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 36 1 7 8 49
2004–05 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 55 11 19 30 154 3 0 0 0 36
2004–05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 1 0 1 37
2005–06 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 14 10 4 14 75
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 43 7 6 13 129 7 0 1 1 37
2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 31 3 5 8 110
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 26 3 2 5 107
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 48 1 2 3 105 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 72 4 5 9 133
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 63 0 6 6 130
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 44 2 1 3 80
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 10 0 0 0 23
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 41 2 3 5 91
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 22 0 0 0 44
NHL totals 326 12 19 31 713 3 0 0 0 2

Personal LifeEdit

Krys and his wife Holly have three sons.