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Len Barrie
Position Centre
Shot Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Philadelphia Flyers
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 4 1969 (1969-06-04) (age 47),
Kimberley, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1988
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1990 – 2001

Len Barrie (born June 4, 1969 in Kimberley, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played 184 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, and Florida Panthers. In his NHL career he scored 18 goals and 45 assists.

Playing careerEdit

Barrie played with three Western Hockey League (junior) teams - Calgary Wranglers, Victoria Cougars, and the Kamloops Blazers. It was with the last-named team that he had his greatest success in 1989-90. He led the league in scoring with 85 goals amnd 100 assists, winning the Bob Clarke Trophy, and winning the WHL Plus-Minus Award.

He was not able top make it as a regular with either the Philadelphia Flyers or the Pittsburgh Penguins so he left for Europe and the Frankfurt Lions in 1997.

After three seasons there he signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings. After one season with the Kings and parts of two with the Florida Panthers he retired in 2001,

NHL ownerEdit

Barrie is currently a real estate & resort developer in the Victoria, British Columbia area, particularly the Bear Mountain Resort.

His business success prompted the NHL board of governors, on June 18, 2008, to approve the sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning to an investment group which included Len Barrie and Oren Koules.

Recently it is alleged that Lightning Owner's Len Barrie and Oren Koules have begun to disagree on team management issues, that are believed to include NHL superstar Vincent Lecavalier being traded. This has become such a problem that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has had to intervene and have a meeting with the two owners.

The development of Bear Mountain resort has been criticized for damaging sensitive ecosystems and historic native sites. Barrie has also faced controversy surrounding his treatment of First Nation elders and protestors.

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