Stu Barnes
Born December 25 1970 (1970-12-25) (age 48),
Spruce Grove, AB, CAN
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Pro clubs NHL
Winnipeg Jets
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Dallas Stars
Moncton Hawks
Moncton Alpines
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1989
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1991–2008

Stuart Barnes (born December 25, 1970) is an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played 16 seasons at centre in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, and Dallas Stars.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Barnes was drafted fourth overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. On November 25, 1993, the Jets traded him along with a sixth round selection (previously acquired from the St. Louis Blues; Chris Kibermanis) in 1994 to the Florida Panthers for Randy Gilhen. In Florida, he went to the Stanley Cup Finals, only to lose to the Colorado Avalanche. Then on November 19, 1996, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Chris Wells to the Panthers for Barnes and Jason Woolley. In 1999, Barnes was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Matthew Barnaby. In Buffalo, he went to the Finals again, this time against Dallas, only to lose on a triple-overtime goal by Brett Hull. He served as the captain for the Sabres before being traded to the Stars in 2003 for Michael Ryan and a second round draft pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. When Mike Modano was injured during the 2006–07 season, Barnes served as an alternate captain of the Stars. He also served as an alternate captain for most of the 2007–08 season due to Sergei Zubov's absence from the line-up. Barnes announced his retirement as a player on August 28, 2008 and joined the Stars as an assistant coach under a two-year contract.[1]

In his first game for Dallas, Barnes had to be reassured that the fans were not booing him because of his status as a former Buffalo Sabre. They were, in fact, yelling "Stu" whenever he touched the puck as a sign of respect. This was also done for him by Winnipeg, Buffalo and Pittsburgh fans during his time with the Jets, Sabres and Penguins.

Personal lifeEdit

He is currently part owner, along with former teammate Olaf Kolzig, of the Tri-City Americans of the WHL; both previously played for the Americans.

Barnes and his wife, Julie, have one daughter (Riley) and one son (Jack). The family spends the offseason in Washington state.

The phrase "The Stu Look" is a reference to Stu Barnes.[2]

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88New Westminster BruinsWHL7137641018852356
1988–89Tri-City AmericansWHL7059821411177651110
1989–90Tri-City AmericansWHL635292144165715626
1990–91Canadian National TeamIntl5222274968
1991–92Moncton AlpinesAHL30132033101139126
1991–92Winnipeg JetsNHL46891726
1992–93Moncton HawksAHL4223315458
1992–93Winnipeg JetsNHL381210221061342
1993–94Winnipeg JetsNHL185498
1993–94Florida PanthersNHL5918203830
1994–95Florida PanthersNHL411019298
1995–96Florida PanthersNHL721925444622610164
1996–97Florida PanthersNHL19281010
1996–97Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL621722391650110
1997–98Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL783035653063362
1998–99Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL6420123220
1998–99Buffalo SabresNHL17044102173106
1999–00Buffalo SabresNHL822025451653032
2000–01Buffalo SabresNHL7519244326134482
2001–02Buffalo SabresNHL6817314826
2002–03Buffalo SabresNHL6811213220
2002–03Dallas StarsNHL132578122350
2003–04Dallas StarsNHL771118291850000
2005–06Dallas StarsNHL781521364451120
2006–07Dallas StarsNHL821312254071344
2007–08Dallas StarsNHL791211232692132
NHL totals 1136 261 336 597 438 116 30 32 62 24


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dallas Stars (2008-08-28). Barnes Joins Coaching Staff. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-08-29.
  2. Episode 23, Year 4. The Forty Year Old Boy Podcast.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Teemu Selänne
Winnipeg Jets first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Keith Tkachuk
Preceded by
Michael Peca
Buffalo Sabres captain
Succeeded by
Miroslav Satan

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