Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Barry Legge
Defenceman Barry Legge spent parts of three seasons with the Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets in the 70s and 80s. He was an abrasive defender who cleared the front of his net well and could make plays on offense. He was best known for his strong play in junior and the WHA.

The Winnipeg native first made a name for himself with the Fort St. James Canadians before joining the home town Jets of the WCJHL. The Montreal Canadiens took him 61st overall in 1974 after notching 47 points for the Jets. The young rearguard opted to join the Michigan Stags of the WHA and ended up playing on a half dozen more teams before the league disbanded in 1979. Legge's best season was a 29 point effort on the Cincinnati Stingers in 1976-77.

Following the NHL/WHA merger, the Winnipeg Jets claimed Legge off the Stingers' roster. A few days later he was traded to the Nordiques for rugged defenceman Barry Melrose. He recorded three assists in 31 games for the Nords but the team decided to make changes after failing to make the playoffs. Legge was sent to the Jets for cash and split the next season between the NHL and the CHL's Tulsa Oilers. He retired the next year after playing 38 games for Winnipeg and battling injuries.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 St. James Canadians MJHL 47 7 22 29 98
1971-72 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 61 1 16 17 138
1972-73 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 63 10 43 53 161
1973-74 Winnipeg Clubs WCJHL 66 13 34 47 198
1974-75 Michigan/Baltimore Blades WHA 36 3 18 21 20
1974-75 Greensboro Generals SHL 37 3 16 19 60
1975-76 Denver/Ottawa Civics WHA 40 6 8 14 15
1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 35 0 7 7 22 3 0 1 1 12
1976-77 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 2 0 0 0 0
1976-77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 74 7 22 29 39 4 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 78 7 17 24 114
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 80 3 8 11 131 3 0 4 4 0
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 31 0 3 3 18 +2
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 5 0 1 1 4
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 0 6 6 69 -33
1980-81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 25 2 4 6 88
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 1 2 3 57 -6
1981-82 Tulsa Oilers CHL 1 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 107 1 11 12 144


Selected by Michigan (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1974. Claimed by Denver (WHA) from Michigan-Baltimore (WHA) in WHA Expansion Draft, June 19, 1975. Traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Denver-Ottawa (WHA) with Gary McFarlane for cash, January 20, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (WHA) after Cleveland (WHA) franchise folded, July, 1976. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for cash, October, 1976. Claimed by Winnipeg from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 8, 1979. Traded to Quebec by Winnipeg with Jamie Hislop for Barry Melrose, June 28, 1979. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for cash, May 26, 1980.
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