|David Angus Barr
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 11.30.60 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Awarded as compensation along with Randy McKay for the Detroit Red Wings
signing Troy Crowder, 9.9.91
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars, 8.28.93
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
You could say that Barr moving around a lot in his junior career was a precursor to him moving around a lot during his
NHL career. The longest stay he had was 4 1/2 seasons with the Red Wings, which ended when he was awarded to
He was a good defensive player throughout his career. He had some offensive skills, too, but didn't get to show them off
all that much while with the Devils.
He wasn't able to do much of anything with Dallas, as an elbow injury that required surgery ended his NHL career. He
made it back to the ice to finish his season in the IHL with the Kalamazoo Wings. He would continue playing until
1997, retiring while with the Orlando Solar Bears.
Once he did, he was named assistant coach of the Houston Aeros, and has had a good resume with coaching jobs, both
head and assistant, on many levels since then. The most recent jobs he's held have been on the NHL level, being an
assistant for the Colorado Avalanche in 08-09 and for the Minnesota Wild until 2011.
That summer, Lou Lamoriello decided to add another assistant to Peter DeBoer's staff. Barr's hiring was to work with
the forwards on defense and the penalty kill. The PK went #1 in the League that season.
He was fired at the same time DeBoer was. He would subsequently join the Buffalo Sabres' staff for one season.
Currently, he's part of the Florida Panthers' staff.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise