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Ray Barry was born a ten minute drive from the old Boston Garden, but he didn't see the revered arena until he was almost 20 years old, a young Bruins hopeful at his first pro training camp.

Barry was a baby when his father got a job in the oil business and the family moved to Edmonton. Ray became a celebrated amateur and was invited to the Boston training camp in 1947. One of the friends he made at the camp, Joe Sadler, talked of his wonderful years with the St. Michael's Majors in Toronto, a team under the direction of former pro Joe Primeau. Barry shelved his pro aspirations and moved to Ontario, forming a strong and positive impression of Primeau and strengthening his resolve to skate in the NHL.

Five times Barry tried out for the Bruins, going to Boston each autumn after playing in Sherbrooke and his hometown of Edmonton. Finally, on October 3, 1950, Barry was signed by the Beantowners. He played sporadically before being sent to the Hershey Bears in the AHL. Barry decided if he was going to be always a step removed from the NHL, he might as well be in a place he was comfortable. He moved back to the west and played for five years with the Calgary Stampeders in the WHL and later coached the Red Deer Rustlers, closing out his career in 1958.

At the time Barry was with the Bruins there were very few Boston natives to have worn the black and gold: Hago Harrington, Cliff Thompson, Myles Lane, George Owen, Bobby Taylor, and Ed Barry, Ray's linemate and then coach with the Boston Olympics.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1945-46 Edmonton Maple Leafs EJrHL
1946-47 Edmonton Capitals EJrHL 7 5 2 7 2 3 2 1 3 0
1947-48 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 31 9 28 37 8
1948-49 Sherbrooke Red Raiders QSHL 63 18 61 79 18 12 2 10 12 6
1949-50 Sherbrooke Saints QSHL 59 21 40 61 47 11 2 2 4 8
1949-50 Sherbrooke Saints Al-Cup 10 3 7 10 18
1950-51 Edmonton Flyers WCMHL 60 28 40 68 38 8 5 5 10 0
1951-52 Boston Bruins NHL 18 1 2 3 6
1951-52 Hershey Bears AHL 49 17 29 46 20 4 1 1 2 2
1952-53 Calgary Stampeders WHL 53 15 25 40 16 5 2 2 4 0
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders WHL 70 17 24 41 20 18 4 10 14 12
1953-54 Calgary Stampeders Ed-Cup 5 1 1 2 0
1954-55 Calgary Stampeders WHL 68 25 28 53 17 9 1 4 5 0
1955-56 Calgary Stampeders WHL 65 23 43 66 13 8 3 8 11 0
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 61 11 37 48 26 3 1 2 3 0
1957-58 Red Deer Rustlers ASHL
NHL Totals 18 1 2 3 6


WCMHL Second All-Star Team (1951) Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 3, 1950.
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