For the second installment of Sunday Sabre, we move onto the B’s and todays selection is former Buffalo Sabre Doug Barrie.
If last weeks candidate could be considered Mr. Draft, Doug Barrie is Mr. Travel.
Doug joined the Buffalo Sabres in their inaugural season, and played in their first and part of their second season.
Not exactly a stalwart defensemen, Barrie played on eight different teams in four leagues before joining the Blue and Gold.
Doug played on three NHL teams in his career, the Buffalo Sabres, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Los Angeles Kings. He would score only ten goals with those teams, in which he played 158 games. For the Buffalo Sabres, Barrie was a member of the first defensive corps – a bit player on an expansion team filled with marginal players that probably couldn’t find an NHL roster in another NHL city.
He played 102 games for the Buffalo Sabres, and netted six goals, had 28 assists, and logged 213 minutes in the sin bin.
Barrie made stops in the WHA, the AHL, and the CPHL (Central Pacific Hockey League).
Other teams that boast him on their all time roster were the Memphis Wings (CPHL), Omaha Knights (CPHL), Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Kansas City Blues (CPHL), Alberta Oilers (WHA), Amarillo Wranglers (CPHL), and the Baltimore Clippers (AHL),