|Barry David Beck
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 219 pounds
Born: 6.3.57 Vancouver, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the New York Rangers for Pat Hickey, Lucien Deblois, Mike McEwen, Dean
Turner and future considerations, 11.2.79
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
The Rockies needed the total package on the point when they got the #2 pick in '77, and they got it when they drafted
Beck. He was sound in his own end of the ice, not afraid to get physical in his own zone, and he was a bona fide
quarterback offensively with a huge shot.
Really, his type is someone the current Devils could use.
It was his offense that got him noticed leaguewide, as his 60 points in his rookie year earned him a trip to the All-Star
game, as well as Calder trophy consideration (finished second to Mike Bossy). Also, at the time, those 60 points was
a record for rookie defensemen in the LEAGUE, nevermind the franchise record.
He would be traded to the Rangers before 1980 rolls in and play a key role on that team, including serving as their
captain, but injuries would slow him, to the point where he didn't play an NHL game for over 3 seasons until he was
traded to the Los Angeles Kings, where he would retire.
These days, he's living in Hong Kong doing his part in developing hockey there. He's also coach of their national team.
|Entry Draft: 1977 First Round Pick (2nd overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise