|Born|| December 25, 1970 |
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)|
|Played for|| NHL|
Winnipeg Jets (1972-96)
|NHL Draft|| 4th overall, 1989|
Winnipeg Jets (1972-96)
Stu Barnes (born Stuart D. Barnes on December 25, 1970) is an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He has played 16 seasons at centre in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and the Dallas Stars.
Stu was drafted fourth overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
On November 25, 1993, he was traded to the Florida Panthers along with St. Louis' sixth-round choice (that was previously acquired and later traded to Edmonton which was later traded back to Winnipeg who selected Chris Kibermanis) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Randy Gilhen.
With the Panthers, he went to the Stanley Cup Finals, only to lose to the Colorado Avalanche.
On November 19, 1996, Stu was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Jason Wooley in exchange for Chris Wells. The trade to the Penguins has been considered the worst in Florida Panthers history.
On March 11, 1999, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Matthew Barnaby.
With Buffalo, he went to the Finals again, this time against Dallas, only to lose on a triple-overtime goal by Brett Hull. He was also the captain for the Sabres.
When Mike Modano was injured during the 2006–07 season, he served as an alternate captain of the Stars.
Stu also served as an alternate captain for most of the 2007–08 season due to Sergei Zubov's absence from the line-up.
On August 28, 2008, Stu announced his retirement as a player and joined the Dallas Stars as an assistant coach under a two-year contract.
In his first game for Dallas, Stu had to be reassured that the fans were not booing him because of his status as a former Buffalo Sabre.
They were in fact, yelling "Stu" whenever he touched the puck as a sign of respect.
This was also done for him by Winnipeg, Buffalo and Pittsburgh fans during his time with the Jets, Panthers, Sabres and the Penguins.
|1987–88||New Westminster Bruins||WHL||71||37||64||101||88||5||2||3||5||6|
|1990–91||Canadian National Team||Intl||52||22||27||49||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|NHL Totals (16 Seasons)||1136||261||336||597||438||116||30||32||62||24|
|WHL Totals (3 Seasons)||204||148||238||386||370||19||9||13||22||42|
|AHL Totals (2 Seasons)||72||36||51||87||68||11||3||9||12||6|
Awards & AchievementsEdit
- WHL: Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year) (1987–88)
- WHL: West Second All-Star Team (1987–88)
- WHL: Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (MVP) (1988–89)
- WHL: West Second All-Star Team (1988–89)
Stu is currently part owner, along with former teammate Olaf Kolzig of the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. Both of them previously played for the Americans.
He and his wife, Julie have a daughter named Riley and a son named Jack. The family spends the off-season in Washington state.
The phrase "The Stu Look" is a reference to Stu Barnes.