Len Barrie

Len Barrie ( born June 6, 1969 in Kimberley, British Columbia ) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player ( center ), who from 1990 to 2001 for the Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League as well as for Frankfurt Lions played in the DEL. Since summer 2008 he is co-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning. His son Tyson is also a professional hockey player.


Barrie played during his junior time since 1985 in the Western Hockey League. Here he joined the Calgary Wranglers, before he moved to the Victoria Cougars after two seasons. NHL Entry Draft 1988, he was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the sixth round at 124th place. In 1989 he moved to the WHL Kamloops Blazers, and was among the 185 points scorer in the league.

After he had not received a contract with the Oilers, the end of February 1990 it undertook the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent. Shortly after, he also celebrated with his only game for the Flyers in the 1989/90 season his debut in the NHL. For two years he played only in the farm team for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League. In the 1992/93 season he joined eight other stakes in the NHL and could also achieve this his first NHL goals.

There was a change to the Florida Panthers, but even here it was only used twice and usually played with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League. The playoffs, he played for the Rochester Americans in the AHL. The next stop was the Pittsburgh Penguins. Due to a strike, the season started late and he played until then for the Cleveland Lumberjacks in the IHL. With the Pens he then denied as one of only three players all 48 games and also came to his first playoff inserts in the NHL after that. The following year it was but then again only five appearances, and he mostly played in Cleveland.

In one and a half years at the San Antonio Dragons of the IHL in its exchange followed by Germany. Prior to the 1997/98 season he came to the Frankfurt Lions. After his second season in Frankfurt, where he was the best scorer of the team, he joined the 1999/2000 season back to North America. His new team was the Los Angeles Kings. Here he also played predominantly and was only occasionally used in the IHL with the Long Beach Ice Dogs. Shortly before the end of the season he returned to the Florida Panthers, where he ended his career after the 2000/ 01 season.

Since then, he runs a hotel ( Bear Mountain ) with golf in British Columbia. In the summer of 2008 he bought together with Oren Koules the rights to the franchise of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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