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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in eighth round
129 overall by Detroit Red Wings
Born July 1, 1958
Height: 6-0 Weight: 208
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
| Debut: November 29, 1980 (Detroit at N.Y.
Numbers: 2, 3 (Detroit); 6 (Washington); 22
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1988
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
1980-1988||Detroit, Washington, Minn.||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Detroit Rookie of Year: 1980-81
Washington Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1986 (35)
Miscellaneous: Fought N.Y. Islanders' Bob Nystrom in his first NHL
game. ... Missed part of 1980-81 season with separated left shoulder, an
injury suffered during Detroit's Dec. 16, 1980, game vs. Edmonton. ... Missed
parts of 1984-85 season with broken right hand, an injury suffered during
Detroit's Oct. 17, 1984, game vs. N.Y. Islanders, and with injured left hip.
... Missed part of 1985-86 season with groin injury suffered during Detroit's
Jan. 13, 1986, game at Toronto. ... Missed remainder of 1986-87 season, entire
1987 playoffs, and most of 1987-88
season with shattered left kneecap, an injury suffered when he was hit by puck
while blocking a shot during final seconds of Washington's Jan. 20, 1987, game
vs. Vancouver. Although he came back to play one NHL game with Minnesota on
March 1, 1988, Barrett re-fractured the kneecap during a stress test, ending his
season and career.
|Post-Draft Teams: Milwaukee, Kalamazoo (IHL);
Adirondack (AHL); Binghamton (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1979 (Kalamazoo)
1979-80: Played 52 games for
Kalamazoo team that won IHL regular-season and playoff titles, but was not
with team during postseason.
1980-81: Played 21 regular-season games
for Adirondack team that went on to win AHL playoff title, but was not with
team in postseason.
Coaching Career: Named Smiths Falls (CJHL) head
coach in January 2003.
Management Career: Served as director of
hockey development for Gloucester Rangers minor hockey program after his
Miscellaneous: Was active in
charitable causes during his playing days in Detroit, working to help feed the
area homeless. ... Returned to Gloucester, Ontario, and worked as a
firefighter after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is John David
Barrett. ... Younger brother of former NHL player Fred Barrett.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Detroit traded Barrett and Greg Smith
to Washington in exchange for Darren Veitch on March 10, 1986.||
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