Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Berry
Left winger Ken Berry had the natural gift of scoring goals as a kid growing up in Bellingham. In 1977-78 he popped home 57 goals and 130 points in 65 games for the Bellingham Blazers of the BCJHL. He was called up for the last five games of the New Westminster Bruins regular season and was also a key contributor in the playoffs, helping the club to its second consecutive Memorial Cup championship.

Although it appeared Berry would return to the Bruins with two more years of eligibility remaining, he wanted to pursue an education and decided to lace up the skates with the University of Denver. During the 1979-80 season he took a one-year leave from school when he was presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to play for his country on the Canadian National Team which culminated with a spot on the 1980 Olympic Team. Although Canada failed to medal in Lake Placid, it was an invaluable experience for Berry.

Berry was Vancouver's fifth pick, 112th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. That fall he decided to return to the University of Denver for another year. At the conclusion of the NCAA season he turned pro, playing nine games with the CHL's Wichita Wind.

In March, 1981 Berry was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. In 1981-82 he got his first taste of NHL action, playing 15 games with the Oilers where he had two goals and five points. After an entire season in Moncton of the AHL he was back in the Oilers lineup for 13 more games in 1983-84.

Late in the 1985-86 season, Berry was approached by Canadian National Team coach Dave King about returning to the club to play internationally. He spent two full seasons with the team with the final goal being a participant in his second Olympics. There was added incentive with the 1988 Games being held in Calgary. Despite a strong effort, Canada again went home disappointed, failing to medal.

Immediately after the conclusion of the Olympics, Berry signed a free-agent contract with the Vancouver Canucks on the basis of his strong play at the Games. He played in the last 14 games of the NHL season. In 1988-89 he played another 13 games with the Canucks, the last time he played in the league.

Berry, who was quite familiar with international hockey with a wealth of experience playing for Canada, played the last four years of his pro career in Munich, Germany.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Bellingham Blazers BCJHL 65 57 73 130 124
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 5 0 0 0 0 6 3 4 7 2
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 5 2 3 5 2
1978-79 University of Denver WCHA 39 17 20 37 52
1979-80 Canada Nat-Tm 57 19 20 39 48
1979-80 Canada Olympics 6 4 1 5 8
1980-81 University of Denver WCHA 40 22 34 56 74
1980-81 Wichita Wind CHL 9 7 6 13 13 17 2 4 6 28
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 58 28 29 57 70
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 2 3 5 9 -6
1982-83 Moncton Alpines AHL 76 24 26 50 80
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 2 3 5 10 +6
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 53 18 20 38 75
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 71 30 27 57 40 6 2 2 4 2
1985-86 SV Bayreuth W.German 33 27 25 52 88
1985-86 Canada Nat-Tm 8 1 2 3 20
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 52 17 27 44 60
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 59 18 15 33 47
1987-88 Canada Olympics 8 2 4 6 4
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 14 2 3 5 6 -1
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 13 2 1 3 5 +2
1988-89 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 5 4 4 8 2
1989-90 EC Hedos Munchen W.German 36 24 33 57 70 3 2 0 2 2
1990-91 EC Hedos Munchen Germany 43 26 17 43 68 4 1 1 2 8
1991-92 EC Hedos Munchen Germany 39 17 15 32 71
1992-93 EC Hedos Munchen Germany 29 4 5 9 58 6 6 5 11 8
NHL Totals 55 8 10 18 30


Brother of Doug
BCJHL Second All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to Edmonton by Vancouver with Garry Lariviere for Blair MacDonald and the rights to Lars-Gunnar Petersson, March 10, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, March 2, 1988.