Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Barry Gibbs
Defenceman Barry Gibbs played nearly 800 games for five different team between 1967 and 1980. He was an aggressive defender in his own end and could supply a decent amount of offense from the point.

Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Gibbs played junior with the Estevan Bruins. He was the first player taken in the 1966 Amateur Draft when the Boston Bruins called his name. Although he saw some NHL action, Gibbs spent most of his first two pro seasons developing with the CHL's Oklahoma City Blazers. In 1969 he was named the CHL's top defenceman and placed on the first all-star team. The Bruins were deep on the blueline with the likes of Bobby Orr, Don Awrey, Dallas Smith and Rick Smith so Gibbs was sent to the Minnesota North Stars for draft picks.

The steady rearguard spent 5 1/2 years supplying solid two way play on the Stars. In 1971 he was one of best players when Minnesota gave the Montreal Canadiens all they could handle in the Stanley Cup semifinals. Two years later he scored a personal high ten goals and was picked to participate in the NHL All-Star game. In January, 1975, the veteran blueliner was traded to the Atlanta Flames for Dean Talafous and Dwight Bialowis. He was an integral part of the club for parts of four seasons then played briefly with the St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings. In 1980-81, Gibbs played his first minor league season in a decade before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Estevan Bruins SJHL 51 3 4 7 56 6 0 1 1 6
1965-66 Estevan Bruins SJHL 59 3 23 26 45 12 0 2 2 14
1965-66 Estevan Bruins M-Cup 13 1 0 1 14
1966-67 Estevan Bruins CMJHL 56 10 32 42 81 13 2 2 4 21
1967-68 Boston Bruins NHL 16 0 0 0 2 -1
1967-68 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 41 7 16 23 154 7 1 2 3 24
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 8 0 0 0 2 -3
1968-69 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 55 3 25 28 194 12 0 4 4 53
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 56 3 13 16 182 -12 6 1 0 1 7
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 68 5 15 20 132 -10 12 0 1 1 47
1971-72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 75 4 20 24 128 +4 7 1 1 2 9
1972-73 Minnesota North Stars NHL 63 10 24 34 54 +14 5 1 0 1 0
1973-74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 76 9 29 38 82 -17
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 37 4 20 24 22 -13
1974-75 Atlanta Flames NHL 39 3 13 16 39 -6
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 76 8 21 29 92 +1 2 1 0 1 2
1976-77 Atlanta Flames NHL 66 1 16 17 63 -5 3 0 0 0 2
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 27 1 5 6 24 -2
1977-78 St. Louis Blues NHL 51 6 12 18 45 -11
1978-79 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 2 27 29 46 -42
1979-80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 2 9 11 32 -13 1 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Houston Apollos CHL 33 1 6 7 43
1980-81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 17 0 3 3 16 3 0 1 1 9
NHL Totals 797 58 224 282 945 36 4 2 6 67


CMJHL First All-Star Team (1967)
CHL First All-Star Team (1969)
Most Valuable Defenseman - CHL (1969) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1973)
Traded to Minnesota by Boston with Tommy Williams for Minnesota's 1st round choice (Don Tannahill) in 1969 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Fred O'Donnell, May 7, 1971), May 7, 1969. Traded to Atlanta by Minnesota for Dean Talafous and Dwight Bialowas, January 3, 1975. Traded to St. Louis by Atlanta with Phil Myre and Curt Bennett for Yves Belanger, Dick Redmond, Bob MacMillan and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Mike Perovich) in 1979 Entry Draft, December 12, 1977. Traded to NY Islanders by St. Louis with Terry Richardson for future considerations, June 9, 1979. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders for future considerations (Tom Williams, August 16, 1979), June 9, 1979.