Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Matthew Barnaby
Matthew Barnaby was born May 4, 1973 in Ottawa, Ontario. The fourth round, 84th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Barnaby is a graduate of the QMJHL.

The Ottawa, Ontario native spent four seasons in the QMJHL with stops in Beauport, Verdun and Victoriaville. Twice he led the league in penalty minutes, once while compiling a respectable 111 points, good for eighth overall in the league.

Before assuring himself a regular roster spot with the Sabres in 1995-96, Barnaby spent his share of time with the team's AHL affiliate in Rochester. In his first full season in the NHL, with the Buffalo Sabres, Barnaby led the league with 335 minutes in penalties.

After a run of almost five seasons in the Buffalo organization, Barnaby was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins and played 129 games with team before he was shipped off to Tampa Bay. Always noticeable when on the ice, Barnaby became a fan favorite in Tampa Bay with his feisty play and give all attitude. In 2001-02, he was off to the Big Apple and the New York Rangers and went on to play up until the latter stages of the 2003-04 season before being acquired by the Colorado Avalanche.

Barnaby jumped from Colorado to Chicago to Dallas over three seasons. As a member of the Stars, he would suit up for 39 games with the club before suffering a concussion in a January 9, 2007 in a game against the Coyotes. The concussion Barnaby suffered caused him to miss the remainder of the season and eventually end his career after 834 career NHL games played.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Hull Frontaliers QAHA 50 43 50 93 149
1989-90 L'Outaouais Frontaliers QAAA 2 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 52 9 5 14 262
1991-92 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 63 29 37 66 458
1992-93 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 19 12 23 35 144
1992-93 Verdun College Francais QMJHL 33 26 35 61 217
1992-93 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 13 6 9 15 95 6 2 4 6 44
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 1 0 1 10 0 1 0 1 1 4
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 35 2 4 6 106 -7 3 0 0 0 17
1993-94 Rochester Americans AHL 42 10 32 42 153
1994-95 Rochester Americans AHL 56 21 29 50 274
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres NHL 23 1 1 2 116 -2
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 73 15 16 31 335 -2
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 19 24 43 249 +16 8 0 4 4 36
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 72 5 20 25 289 +8 15 7 6 13 22
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 44 4 14 18 143 -2
1998-99 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 2 2 4 34 -10 13 0 0 0 35
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 12 12 24 197 +3 11 0 2 2 29
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 1 4 5 168 -7
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 29 4 4 8 97 -3
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 29 0 0 0 70 -7
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL 48 8 13 21 144 -3
2002-03 New York Rangers NHL 79 14 22 36 142 +9
2003-04 New York Rangers NHL 69 12 20 32 120 +15
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 13 4 5 9 37 +3 11 0 2 2 27
2004-05
2005-06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 8 20 28 178 -11
2006-07 Dallas Stars NHL 39 1 6 7 127 +5
2013-14 Dundas Real McCoys OHA Sr. 3 1 2 3 14
NHL Totals 834 113 187 300 2562 62 7 15 22 170


Traded to Pittsburgh by Buffalo for Stu Barnes, March 11, 1999. Traded to Tampa Bay by Pittsburgh for Wayne Primeau, February 1, 2001. Traded to NY Rangers by Tampa Bay for Zdeno Ciger, December 12, 2001. Traded to Colorado by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 3rd round pick (Denis Parshin) in 2004 NHL Draft for Chris McAllister, David Liffiton and Florida's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded back to Florida - Florida selected David Shantz) in 2004 NHL Draft, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 5, 2006. Missed remainder of 2006-07 season after sufffering a concussion in game vs. Phoenix, January 9, 2007.
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