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Tyson Barrie
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Born July 26, 1991 (1991-07-26) (age 27)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 64th overall, 2009
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2011–present

Tyson Barrie (born on July 26, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Tyson previously captained the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. He is the son of former NHLer and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Len Barrie.

Playing CareerEdit

After initially playing in the Midget AAA league with the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies, Tyson began his major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets at the tail end of the 2006–07 season.

Tyson was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round (64th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. On March 25, 2011,he was signed by the Avalanche to a three-year entry level contract.

Tyson made his professional debut in the 2011–12 season, assigned to the Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.

As a defenceman, he impressively led the Monsters in scoring at the midpoint of the campaign and was selected in the AHL All-Star Game, scoring a goal and helping the Western Conference to victory.

Shortly after on February 4, 2012, Tyson received his first NHL recall by the Avalanche.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Juan de Fuca Grizzlies VIJHL 72 43 87 130
2006–07 Kelowna Rockets WHL 7 0 3 3 2
2006–07 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 3 0 2 2 0
2007–08 Kelowna Rockets WHL 64 9 34 43 32 7 1 3 4 0
2008–09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 68 12 40 52 31 22 4 14 18 12
2009–10 Kelowna Rockets WHL 63 19 53 72 31 12 3 8 11 6
2010–11 Kelowna Rockets WHL 54 11 47 58 34 10 2 9 11 8
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 49 5 27 32 24
2011–12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 10 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 38 7 22 29 7
2012–13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 32 2 11 13 10
NHL totals 42 2 11 13 10

International PlayEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Canada U17 6 1 2 3 2
2011 Canada WJC 7 1 2 3 0
Junior int'l totals 13 2 4 6 2

Awards & AchievementsEdit

Award Year
WHL
CHL All-Rookie Team 2008
West First All-Star Team 2010, 2011
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2010
CHL Second All-Star Team 2010

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 Buffalo

Tyson made his international debut at the 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge with Team Canada Pacific. He was first invited to partake in Canada's National Junior Team development camp in 2010.

Again,Tyson was included to take part in Canada's 2011 National Junior Team selection camp and was among the final names to make the team.

He was among the teams' best during the Tournament as Canada had to settle for Silver in a 5-3 collapse against Russia in the final.