Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Barrie
The name Doug Barrie is sometimes included in the famous Frank Mahovlich trade in 1968 that sent “The Big M” from Toronto to Detroit, but that may be a confusion of dates. Barrie was traded from Detroit to Toronto on March 8, 1968, five days after the Mahovlich deal, and the defender was traded for cash, not a troubled superstar.

In less than three months Barrie was back with the Red Wings, again switched for cash. He wo uld never play with either team, though he did toil for Punch Imlach when the tough coach moved from the Leafs to the Buffalo Sabres. Barrie played his only full season in the NHL with the Sabres in 1970-71, but then made the mistake of discussing his own hockey philosophy with Imlach in a loud voice during practice. Barrie, the proud new owner of a house near Buffalo with a wife expecting their first child, was traded the next day.

He spent the majority of his playing career with the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA where the feisty and fist-happy defenceman found his share of trouble, including a five-game suspension in 1974 for pushing a linesman to the ice. He retired in 19776 before the team became part of the NHL, having played a total of 158 NHL games.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 Edmonton Oil Kings ASHL 40 2 7 9 80 11 1 4 5 31
1965-66 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 19 3 3 6 66
1966-67 Memphis Wings CPHL 11 1 5 6 14
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 27 0 2 2 6
1967-68 Kansas City Blues CPHL 32 0 6 6 74
1967-68 Omaha Knights CPHL 23 1 6 7 74
1967-68 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 8 0 2 2 21 11 1 5 6 55
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 1 1 2 8 -2
1968-69 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 66 7 29 36 163
1969-70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 70 5 9 14 139 5 2 6 8 10
1970-71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 4 23 27 168 -19
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 27 2 5 7 45 -21
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 3 13 16 47 -10
1972-73 Alberta Oilers WHA 54 9 22 31 111
1973-74 Edmonton Oilers WHA 69 4 27 31 214 4 1 0 1 16
1974-75 Edmonton Oilers WHA 78 12 33 45 122
1975-76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 79 4 21 25 81 4 0 1 1 15
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 70 8 19 27 92 4 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 158 10 42 52 268


CHL Second All-Star Team (1969) Traded to Toronto by Detroit with Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson and Floyd Smith for Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer, March 3, 1968. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for cash, June 6, 1968. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for cash, October, 1968. Claimed by Buffalo from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Traded to Los Angeles by Buffalo with Mike Keeler for Mike Byers and Larry Hillman, December 16, 1971. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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