Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Barrie Meissner
Barrie Meissner played a total of six games in the NHL, all with the Minnesota North Stars.

Following a junior career in Saskatchewan, Meissner signed a free-agent contract with the expansion North Stars in the summer of 1967. He played in one game with the team that year, picking up a minor penalty. He spent the rest of the season with the affiliate Memphis South Stars of the CPHL where he had 15 goals and 39 points in 64 games.

Meissner's best year as a pro came in 1968-69 when he scored 27 goals and 53 points for the South Stars in 67 games. He was also called up to Minnesota for five games where he recorded one assist. His final NHL totals were six games played with one assist.

Despite not returning to the NHL, Meissner continued to play professional hockey for another five years. In 1969-70 he suited up for the Iowa Stars of the CHL before moving on to the Cleveland Barons of the AHL the next year. In 1971-72 he divided his time between the Seattle Totems of the WHL, the Omaha Knights of the CHL and the Barons. Meissner played his final pro season in 1972-73 with the Cleveland Barons, who moved to Jacksonville during the year. In 68 games he collected 20 goals and 45 points.

Meissner's older brother Dick played for the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers in the 1960s. He is also the uncle of Landon Wilson and in-law of Rick Wilson, both of whom also have played in the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1963-64 Regina Pats SJHL 6 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 2
1964-65 Regina Pats SJHL 52 27 31 58 91 12 4 4 8 32
1964-65 Regina Pats M-Cup 10 5 9 14 11
1965-66 Regina Pats SJHL 60 47 56 103 148 5 1 5 6 8
1966-67 Regina Pats CMJHL 53 35 44 79 78 15 12 17 29 34
1967-68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
1967-68 Memphis South Stars CPHL 64 15 24 39 66
1968-69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 1 1 2 +1
1968-69 Memphis South Stars CHL 67 27 26 53 80
1969-70 Iowa Stars CHL 49 7 10 17 62 11 0 2 2 4
1970-71 Cleveland Barons AHL 61 22 16 38 39 4 1 4 5 14
1971-72 Cleveland Barons AHL 9 2 1 3 6
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 7 0 2 2 6
1971-72 Omaha Knights CHL 37 6 9 15 18
1972-73 Cleveland/Jacksonville Barons AHL 68 20 25 45 71
NHL Totals 6 0 1 1 4


Brother of Dick Rights traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Bill Plager and the rights to Leo Thiffault for Bryan Watson, June 6, 1967.