|Born||March 26, 1980 |
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||237 lb (108 kg; 16 st 13 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||106th overall, 1998|
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 Career[edit | edit source]
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 Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2012–13||New Jersey Devils||NHL||22||0||0||0||44||—||—||—||—||—|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Krys and his wife Holly have three sons.