Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Barry
The program for the Boston Bruins the night Eddie Barry made his first NHL appearance in 1947 features a story about the dearth of U.S.-born skaters in the league. There were only three players in the league with U.S. passports Barry's teammate Frank Brimsek, Johnny Mariucci with Chicago, and Bill Moe of the Rangers and Barry made it four Americans for a few months in his home state.

The 27-year-old winger served during the Second World War and was a star on the Coast Guard Cutters, a travelling team that played exhibitions in 1943-44. Before and after the war he was a fixture with the Boston Olympics in the EHL, earning an all-star berth in 1946 and the call from the big-league Bruins for 19 games. In 1950, at the end of his playing career with the Olympics, Barry became the head coach of the team.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1939-40 Northeastern University WIAA
1940-41 Boston Olympics EAHL 25 3 6 9 24 4 2 1 3 5
1941-42 Boston Olympics EAHL 45 19 6 25 40 6 4 0 4 13
1942-43 Boston Olympics EAHL 7 8 2 10 22
1942-43 Coast Guard Clippers EAHL 31 20 17 37 17 12 8 6 14 13
1943-44 Coast Guard Clippers Exhib. 37 22 20 42 28 12 8 9 17 8
1944-45
1945-46 Boston Olympics EAHL 48 26 25 51 57 8 4 7 11 4
1946-47 Boston Olympics EAHL 32 21 15 36 61
1946-47 Boston Bruins NHL 19 1 3 4 2
1947-48 Boston Olympics EAHL 20 17 8 25 69
1947-48 Boston Olympics QSHL 40 18 10 28 47
1948-49 Boston Olympics QSHL 23 15 13 28 43
1949-50 Boston Olympics EAHL 13 10 2 12 23
1950-51 Boston Olympics EAHL
NHL Totals 19 1 3 4 2


EAHL Second All-Star Team (1946) Signed as a free agent by Boston, January 9, 1947.