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Marty Barry
Marty Barry.jpg
Position Centre
Shot Left
Nickname(s) Marty
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams National Hockey League
Montreal Canadiens
New York Americans
Boston Bruins
Detroit Red Wings
American Hockey League
Pittsburgh Hornets
American Hockey Association
Minneapolis Millers
Canadian-American Hockey League
New Haven Eagles
Philadelphia Arrows
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 8, 1904(1904-12-08),
Shannon, PQ, CAN
Died August 20, 1969 (age 64),
Pro Career 1927 – 1941
Hall of Fame, 1965

Martin A. "Marty" Barry (December 8, 1904 in Shannon, Quebec - August 20, 1969) was a Canadian professional centre who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1965. He won 2 Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in 1936 and 1937.

He played in the Mount Royal Intermediate League from 1922-23 to 1925-26 and then for the commercial Bell Telephone team in 1925-26.

His play caught the eye of New York Americans manager Newsy Lalonde who signed him in 1926-27. Barry played only 9 games for the Americans that season, being sent down to the Philadelphia Arrows of the Canadian-American Hockey League. The next season he played for that league's New Haven Eagles and won the league scoring title.

He was claimed by the Boston Bruins in 1929 in the inter-league draft. He spent six seasons with the Bruins, scoring 20 goals in the each of the last of the five.

Barry was traded in 1935 to the Detroit Red Wings where he became an integral part of a very strong team. The Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1936 and 1937. Barry won the Lady Byng Trophy and was a first team all star in 1936-37. Barry was the NHL's top scorer of the 1930's (tied with Busher Jackson).

He signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1939 and spent one season there. He spent one more season with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association before retiring in 1941.

In 1946, Barry began a two year coaching career with the Halifax St Marys juniors. This team won the Maritimes Junior Hockey Championship in 1945-46 as an independent (non-league) team but was not successful in the 1945-46 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs. Barry was brought in to try to bring the team up one more level. He did arrange for exhibition games against strong Quebec teams and did some good coaching. The St. Mary's team did win the Maritimes title in 1947 and 1948 but could not win the Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs in either season.

He died of a heart attack on August 20, 1969.


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Preceded by
Dit Clapper
Boston Bruins Captains
Succeeded by
Nels Stewart
Preceded by
Elwyn Romnes
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
Succeeded by
Gordie Drillon

Boston Bruins Captains
Cleghorn | Hitchman | Owen | Clapper | Barry | Stewart | Shore | Weiland | Clapper | Cowley | Crawford | Bauer | Schmidt | Sandford | Flaman | McKenney | Boivin | Bucyk | Cashman | O'Reilly | Middleton | Bourque | Allison | Thornton | Chára | Bergeron

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